Volunteers Of America Spokane - Crosswalk Youth Shelter Spokane

525 West Second Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

(509)838-6596 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing

General Information:
Emergency Shelter Teens only. Crosswalk restores hope and encourages personal responsibility among homeless youth, including those who eventually return to their families, by providing: * family reconciliation services * clothing, showers and personal hygiene products * employment-readiness program and job-placement assistance * independent living training including life-skills and self-sufficiency classes * attachment and bonding classes for young mother and fathers * onsite Head Start program * medical and mental-health care * school drop-out prevention program * substance-abuse treatment and prevention * tutoring and enrichment activities * college scholarship opportunities (donor funded) * transportation * access to our transitional housing programs Run by a small professional staff, Crosswalk relies heavily on the generosity of churches, service clubs, families and businesses who provide daily meals as well as community volunteers who provide tutoring and enrichment activities and donors who provide financial support, in-kind services and scholarship funds. Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Volunteers Of America Spokane - Crosswalk Youth Shelter with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Website: http://www.voaspokane.org/Crosswalk

Helpful Definitions For Volunteers Of America Spokane - Crosswalk Youth Shelter Spokane:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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