Youth desiring services or to participate in our programs should come to our drop-in center at:
1106 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
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Meals

We serve meals during the first hour of every drop-in period.  Meals are provided by organizations like the Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen, Feed Spokane, The Campus Kitchen (Gonzaga University), and a number of other local organizations and churches.  Drop-In hours are:  |  Mon: 7-9 pm  |  Tue:  1-3 and 7-9 pm  |  Wed: 1-4 pm  |  Thu: 1-4 and 7-9 pm  |  Fri: 1-3 pm

Showers

We offer showers, because in the words of one of our most beloved youth, "you gotta stay clean out there."

Clothing

We have a clothing closet offering youth access to a variety of gently used clothing, socks, underwear and toiletries.  We limit youth to six (6) major items a month from items such as shoes, pants, and coats.

Internet & Computer Lab Access

Our computer room offers youth access to online job applications, resume completion & printing, email, and social media. Onsite internet is only accessible through through drop-in center computers.

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Youth & Young Adult Workforce Development

We currently offer job training specifically designed to meet the needs of youth age 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Cool Water Painters embraces youth entering the program with a supportive and compassionate community, empowering youth through a cohort-style learning environment where peer-to-peer motivation and program attachment stimulate individual and team development within a social enterprise business model. Cool Water Painters is a licensed, bonded, and insured business that uses residential painting as the mechanism to teach youths skills essential to success in the workplace. Staff work with program graduates to ensure a seamless transfer from the training program to gainful employment while providing mentorship and support for a period of 6-12 months following graduation.

Lif Skills Program

​These dynamic and engaging classes equip youth with essential skills for exiting street life. Classes are taught by experts in the community who are trained in money management, housing, physical health, substance abuse and employment. Small class sizes forge an intimate family style learning environment that promotes personal growth. The positive community environment reinforces peer to peer learning, teaching a practical skill while building hard skills and soft skills that will increase stability and develop healthier members of society. 

Mentorship

Mentorship is an 8-week course that teaches youth life skills that help them to achieve their goals.  We offer mentorship five time each year and classes are typically at capacity.  

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