Housing

Assistance for Survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence

Advocacy & Assistance

This service is for survivors who are in need of housing or rental related assistance due to intimate partner domestic violence. We provide advocacy, resource navigation, safety planning, and education on housing issues for survivors.

Access Services

Note: Our financial assistance is restricted to currently available funds. Support is tailored to each individual’s circumstances as best we can and cannot be guaranteed. Thank you for understanding.

Walk-in Hours

  • Available every Monday from 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Go to 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
  • Those we aren't able to serve during this time will be called the same week to discuss housing options

Qualifications

  • Survivors (with or without dependents) who have a housing need or concern related to a recent intimate partner violence incident
  • Households seeking financial assistance must be at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI for their family size). Additional restrictions around rent limits may also apply.

Important Resources

Find a Shelter

If you or someone you love is in immediate need of a shelter, visit Shelter Me Spokane, a site updated with the current status of local shelters.

Survivors of intimate partner violence who are actively fleeing an abusive relationship can call YWCA Spokane's 24hr helpline at 509-326-2255. 

Housing Resources

To help manage housing and shelter needs, the City has created a coordinated entry to services.

To learn more about the different types of housing support services, where services are located, and how to access them, click below. 

Income Limits

To qualify for financial assistance, households must have 80% or less of area median income (AMI).

AMI is the midpoint income for the local area. It is determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and means that half of the people earn more than the median, and half of the people earn less.

AMI Chart

FAQs

Blog

Jun 24, 2024 Jul 23 @ 2:18 pm

Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

I am grateful to be able to share some good news with you today about one of the ways we’re collaborating with law enforcement to prevent senseless violence and protect survivors.

Apr 4, 2024 Jul 23 @ 2:18 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Hope Stones Jewelry

Custom Jewelry Made by Women at YWCA will be sold in our Lobby May 2nd & 3rd to benefit our Safe Shelter What: Hope Stones Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale – find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mothers in…

Events

Jul 12, 2024 Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Jul 10, 2024 Aug 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

August 8th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on August 8th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

Jun 11, 2024 Aug 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Transformations Camp – August 2024

August 12th – 16th, 2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm every day A special week-long summer empowerment camp centering the experienes of young women of color This camp includes: Free breakfast, lunch and snacks The opportunity for youth to get…