Safe Shelter

For Survivors Fleeing Intimate Partner Domestic Violence

Open 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year

The goal of our shelter is to ensure the safety of survivors who are fleeing imminent danger from an abusive intimate partner. 

Access Shelter Services

24hr Helpline

We are here to answer questions and connect survivors and allies to resources, including our shelter. 

  • Call: 509-326-2255 (CALL)
  • Email: help@ywcaspokane.org
  • Text: 509-220-3725

About our Helpline

Proudly Serve All

We are here to help survivors of intimate partner violence of all genders, sexual orientation, race, and religion. 

Our shelter welcomes pets when possible and can accommodate accessibility needs. 

What You can Expect

A Safe Location for You, Your Dependents, and Your Pets

  • Time to think and decide what to do next
  • Support and resources to help you plan
  • Emotional support and connection
  • Food & basic necessities for you and your family
  • Emergency clothing and laundry facilities
  • Computer station with WiFi
  • Referrals to additional supportive services

Connection to Resources

We can help you:

  • Create a safety plan 
  • Find secure housing
  • Address barriers to housing
  • Connect you to legal services
  • Create a financial budget
  • Navigate state assistance
  • Help getting a job & receive work clothing

Blog

Apr 4, 2024 Jun 14 @ 4:03 am

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 14 @ 4:03 am

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 14 @ 4:03 am

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…