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House of Charity

House of Charity


Holding the hope.

House of Charity serves the most vulnerable members of our community, those who are on the streets running from mental illness and childhood trauma. They are running from it so fast that they have eluded each institution that has tried to help them — their families, their schools, the mental health system and every other shelter in town. These neighbors of ours have not fallen through the cracks so much as they have hidden there, having given up hope that life can improve.

At the House of Charity, we hold the hope until it rekindles in them. We welcome them because we believe each person, regardless of condition, is still worthy of being loved. We give them clean beds where they can lie down and a filling meal to restore them. Through our Food Rescue Program, we support meal ministries across Spokane so patrons can find sustenance wherever they go. We offer space, staff and services to guide them on the path back to themselves. We walk with them through their darkest valley, offering our hopeful presence to slowly ease their fears.



Daily services that support the body, mind and spirit of our clients include: Case management and peer support, barber services, White Bison meetings, movie and bingo events, garden and music club.

  • Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner served daily to those who slept the night before

  • Showers and the Resource Room with select personal care items available are open daily

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



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.

  • Clients can start checking in at 5:00 pm but no later than 8:00 pm

  • Anyone that slept the night before can remain on-site for the full day



Our RC Program is a client volunteer, workforce development program that aims to advance education and training while developing a healthy community.

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

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

  • Case management and Worksource classes are 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 and work to build each person’s social determinants of health while working towards permanent housing.



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

Contact Us

House of Charity 


32 W. Pacific Ave

Spokane, WA 99201

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