Homeless shelter in Spokane plans to relocate, accommodates for more homeless families

Homeless shelter in Spokane plans to relocate, accommodates for more homeless families

Open Doors Emergency Homeless Family Shelter, operated by Family Promise of Spokane, will relocate to 2002 E. Mission Ave.

Family Promise Spokane’s Open Doors Emergency Family Shelter is Spokane’s first 24/7 emergency walk-in shelter for homeless families. The organization has been operating over capacity for much of the past year and has been turning away families daily since August, due to limited space.

The amount of homeless families in the Spokane area has caused Open Doors to operate at or above its 50 person capacity at its current location at 631 Richard Allen Court nearly every day.

The new location, currently Cassano’s Italian Grocery and Restaurant, will provide Open Doors with the ability to increase capacity to 80 people per night. Initially, the shelter will move in on the main floor of the 18,000 square foot facility.

In the coming year Family Promise plans to renovate the basement to provide satellite office space for other service providers and other accommodations for homeless families.

Family Promise hopes to be in the new location by December 5, 2018.

For more information about the Open Doors program and how to get involved, visit the Family Promise of Spokane website.