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Gonzaga Family Haven

73 forever homes for families experiencing homelessness

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Learn more about Gonzaga Family Haven

Supportive Services

Learn more about the social services provided at Gonzaga Family Haven


Learn more about the amenities the building will include.


Learn more about the impact Gonzaga Family Haven will have on the community.

Project Information

Project Information

Gonzaga Family Haven opened its doors to families experiencing homelessness in the Fall of 2021. This revolutionary housing property has been made possible through a collaboration with our community partners at Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Preparatory School. As the building progresses, this affordable housing property will become the forever home for a total of 73 families by 2022.


The Gonzaga Family Haven affordable housing community is embedded with wraparound support services so that families can stabilize their lives through on-site case management, community events, and skill-building opportunities. Our partners at Gonzaga University Gonzaga Prep, and St. Aloysius Parish, work with our community through student volunteering that will help enrich the lives of this future community in unique ways.

The location of Gonzaga Family Haven complements the investments made by GU and its goal to build assets into the Logan neighborhood. The Haven is a new neighbor to Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Preparatory School and its amenities are designed to support resident families and exalt this underserved community.

The property is located near local schools, parks, emergency services, public transportation, grocery stores, healthcare, and childcare. A Partner Advisory Council meets quarterly to address how community partnerships and  programming can serve the best interests of Gonzaga Family Haven residents. 

Partner Advisory Council Members 


Peg Haun-McEwen  |  Director of Community at Gonzaga Family Haven

David Sackmann  |  Director of Integrated Case Management, CCEW

Molly Ayers  |  Center for Community Engagement, Gonzaga University

Bailley Wootton  |  Center for Community Engagement, Gonzaga University

Alisa Munoz  |  Community Colleges of Spokane

Randall Schleufer  |  Salish School of Spokane

Sherri Fujita  |  Community Colleges of Spokane

Liz Slamkowski  | Director of Office of Justice & Service, Gonzaga Prep

Jene Ray  |  The ZoNE

Jessica Vigil  |  Logan Elementary School Principal

Stephanie Lundberg  |  Yasuhara Middle School Principal

Lindsey Shaw  |  Logan Neighborhood Council Chairperson

Colleen Fuchs  |  Executive Director of JOYA

Sara Schibel  |  Spokane Head Start

CeCe Padon  |  St. Aloysius School and Parish

Social Services

On-site Social Services 


Catholic Charities, Gonzaga University's Center for Community Engagement, Gonzaga Prep, and St. Aloyiusus Parish will provide a full range of supportive services for residents of the community including:

  • Peer support relationships

  • Adult education/employment readiness

  • Personal health and wellness classes

  • Case management

  • Food preparation and nutrition classes

  • Close proximity to public transportation

  • Scholarships at Gonzaga Prep and GU

  • Health and substance abuse counseling/treatment



  • Early Learning/Childcare Facility

  • Adult/Youth Education/Computer Lab

  • In-door recreation space

  • 1/4 mile bike/pedestrian trail

  • Splash Pad

  • Covered Gathering Pavilion

  • Community Garden

  • Dog Park

  • Reflection space

  • On-site access to counseling, peer-support, behavioral health and addiction recovery services. 

Community Impact

Community Impact


Gonzaga Haven is changing the lives of families who have experienced the trauma of homelessness and family separation. Through a unique partnership with Gonzaga University, Gonzaga Preparatory School, St. Aloysius Parish, Head Start, Spokane Housing Authority and many others, we are providing families with a safe place to live and access to services that help them make lasting improvements to their wellness and stability. Our goal is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty for our residents and their families. Through the efforts of these partners families have access to childcare, primary healthcare, ongoing adult education, before and after school services, tutoring, recreational activities, scholarships, mentoring and many other life-changing supports

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