Volunteers of America, Women’s Hearth open temporary shelter for young adults facing homelessness
SPOKANE, Wash. — Volunteers of America has opened a temporary young adult shelter at Women’s Hearth, which will provide beds and food for people ages 18–24 experiencing homelessness.
The space is located at 920 W. Second Avenue and will have a 15-bed capacity available 9 p.m.–8 a.m. Those beds will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
VOA will also provide one meal to each person.
“We are so grateful for the partnership with Women’s Hearth as they continue to be an amazing partner,” said VOA President and CEO, Fawn Schott. “Creating a pathway for young adults to exit homelessness quickly is a prevention strategy to minimize the number of chronically homeless adults in our community. VOA wants to be part of a regional solution that addresses and resolves homelessness.”
VOA was selected by the Continuum of Care board to operate the young adult shelter, and a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Commerce allowed them to partner with Women’s Hearth to make this shelter come to fruition.
While this is just a temporary shelter, VOA says the Continuum of Care board is working with community partners to find a permanent location to serve 45 young adults in a 24/7 shelter.
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