House of Charity

Since 1958, the House of Charity (HOC) has accepted anyone in any condition, including those suffering from mental illnesses and addiction. The HOC provides emergency services including meals, shelter, and case management to an underserved population of homeless, transient, and poor men in the Spokane area while ensuring the preservation of individual dignity.



Please refer to our daily calendar for specifics on meals, barber services, art therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and Outreach Services.

  • Breakfast and Lunch are served daily at 7:30am and 11:00am

  • Showers and the Resource Room with select personal care items available are open daily from 7:30am-12:00pm.

  • SSI/SSDI attorney available Thursdays 9:00-12:00pm

  • Art therapy with Sister Kathy, Tuesday's 9:00-11:00am



Since 1979, the Men's Sleeping Program has allowed men from all walks of life in the Spokane Area to take refuge in a bed rather than being out on the streets at night.  

  • Signups until full

  • Clients can start checking in at 7:00 pm but no later than 8:00 pm

  • Wake up at 5:30 am



Our RC Program is a client volunteer program that is aimed to help participants gain experience that they can utilize to find employment.

  • Clients work 20 hours a week in exchange for room and board 

  • Goal: Participants gain the experience they can use to find employment.

  • Case management services provided to all RC clients.



One of the best medicines for people recovering from illness or injury is the ability to rest in a safe and comfortable environment. Respite at HOC is a nationally recognized program in partnership with Providence Healthcare and the 2016 winner of The Catholic Health Association of the United States "Achievement Citation Award - For innovative programming that changes lives"

  • Clients are provided with a place to recuperate 

  • Referred by Providence and other local hospitals and clinics

  • Case management services provided to all Respite clients.



The Medical Clinic was founded in 1976 as an outreach of Sacred Heart Medical Center and once found its home in small quarters at the HOC. In 2017, the clinic moved into a new facility just one block from the shelter. It offers longer hours and now has the capacity to care for more unserved patients than ever before.

32 W 2nd Avenue
Walk-ins welcome

Open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed 11:30 to 12:30 daily for lunch)


Many of our clients do not have the luxury of having their own mailing address.

The House of Charity, offers a PO Box that clients may utilize.

Mail can be picked up daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

(when a volunteer is available).


We ask clients to use the following format for their mail:

Your Name

C/O House of Charity                                                              

32 W. Pacific Avenue                                                                           

Spokane, WA 99201

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House of Charity 


32 W. Pacific Ave

Spokane, WA 99201