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

Apr 4, 2024 Jun 21 @ 7:27 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…

Apr 2, 2024 Jun 21 @ 7:27 pm

Mission Moment – Safe Shelter

About YWCA Spokane’s Safe Shelter is an emergency shelter service for survivors in the Spokane and surrounding area who are fleeing imminent danger from abusive intimate partners. In 2023, our Safe Shelter served 130 adults and 118 dependents. Additionally, 85…

Jan 2, 2024 Jun 21 @ 7:27 pm

Mission Moment – Our Sister’s Closet Volunteers

About Our Sister’s Closet Our Sister’s Closet (OSC) is a free boutique of women’s clothing and necessities. It is available to anyone in the community who could benefit from this resource regardless of gender; clients do not have to prove…

Events

May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…