WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY ABOUT A FAMILY, EVICTED FROM
THEIR RENTED HOME.
NOW LIVING IN THE BACKYARD...
HOMELESSNES IS A BIG PROBLEM IN SPOKANE, BUT THERE
ARE RESOURCES TO HELP FAMILIES DOWN ON THEIR LUCK.
KXLY 4'S BRITTANY PARIS WORKING FOR YOU WITH HOW ONE
SHELTER IS TAKING ON A BIG PROJECT TO HELP MORE PEOPLE.
NADINE, FOR MOMS WITH CHILDREN, THIS IS THE ONLY EMERGENCY
SHELTER IN SPOKANE THEY CAN JUST COME TO.
AND RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS AT THEIR
CURRENT LOCATION ON EAST SPRAGUE...
BUT I'M OUTSIDE THEIR NEW BUILDING.
IT'S A LOT BIGGER AND WILL GIVE THE SHELTER ALL THE
SPACE IT NEEDS.
DEBRA MOORE RELOCATED FROM SEATTLE TO SPOKANE FOUR
AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND HERSELF HOMELESS...
DEBRA MOORE, SHELTER RESIDENT
I've struggled with drugs and alcohol my whole life.
DEBRA WAS SLEEPING IN HER VAN.
AND WASN'T SURE WHERE TO TURN.
I was worried.
I'm a 62-year-old grandmother and I'm not street material.
BUT JUST WHEN SHE THOUGHT ALL HOPE WAS LOST.
DIANE HUTTON, DIR.
CRISIS CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The sign outside our shelter says hope starts here.
SHE FOUND UNION GOSPEL MISSION'S CRISIS CENTER FOR
WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
I would be on the street, more than likely.
I mean, it's such a hard thing to overcome, homelessness.
THE CENTER HELPS BETWEEN 90 TO 100 WOMEN.
BUT RECENTLY, THEY'VE HAD TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY.
We are bursting at the seams right now.
The number of women with children has significantly
increased this year.
THE ORGANIZATION BOUGHT THIS BUILDING ON EAST ILLINOIS
EARLIER THIS YEAR.
IT'S BIGGER AND THEY'LL BE ALBE TO ACCOMODATE MORE
WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
This new facility doesn't even compare to what we've
been operating on.
THEY DON'T HAVE A DINING ROOM.
SO MOMS AND THEIR KIDS EAT IN THEIR ROOMS.
THE NEW FACILITY WILL FIX THAT.
IT ALSO HAS SPACE FOR ON-SITE CHILD CARE, CLASSROOM
SPACE, PRIVATE ROOMS FOR COUNSELING SESSIONS AND EVEN
A MEDICAL CLINIC.
It's really a loving environment.
The staff does everything they can to help women get
back on their feet.
U-G-M IS STILL RAISING MONEY TO PAY FOR THIS FACILITY...
IF YOU'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME OR MAKE A DONATION,
YOU CAN EVEN SPONSOR A ROOM, HEAD TO KXLY DOT COM
FOR INFORMAITON ON HOW YOU CAN HELP.
LIVE IN SPOKANE, BRITTANY PARIS KXLY 4 NEWS.