Gonzaga Family Haven
73 forever homes for families experiencing homelessness
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
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
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
Covered Gathering Pavilion
On-site access to counseling, peer-support, behavioral health and addiction recovery services.
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