Day Program


Open daily, from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM. We provide a variety of services for both men and women above the age of 18. Below are few of our Day Program services.

  • Meals
    We offer two meals daily to the public: Continental Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM  and Lunch from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

    Through Gonzaga University’s Campus Kitchens Program, we serve Dinner on Thursdays ONLY from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Public Showers
    Open every day from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Toiletries and towels available on donation basis.
     
  • Barber
    Thanks to our volunteer Barber, Richard Haunschild (Dick), clients are able to get a free haircut. Dick is available on Tuesdays with sign-up starting at 7:30 AM.
     
  • Mail
    Many of our clients do not have the luxury of having their own mailing address. Here at the House of Charity, we offer our address so that clients have a place to pick up their mail. Clients may come in to pick up their mail daily, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

    We ask clients to use the following format for their mail:

    Your Name                                               OR                              Your Name
    C/O House of Charity                                                                 C/O House of Charity
    P.O. Box 2253                                                                              32 W. Pacific Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99210                                                                  Spokane, WA 99201
     
  • SSI Assistance Program
    Thanks to Rosemary and Todd Wear, we offer assistance for clients to obtain SSI benefits. Clients may come to see Rosemary and Todd on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
     
  • Providence – House of Charity Outreach Medical Clinic
    The Medical Clinic was founded in 1976 as an outreach of Sacred Heart Medical Center and is both the oldest free clinic in Washington and the only completely free clinic in Spokane (the clinic does not even accept medical coupons for its services). The clinic is staffed by volunteer doctors and RNs many of whom are retired after long careers in health care.

    The Clinic offers the following services:
    • Tuesdays and Fridays up to 25 people will be seen. Clients may sign-up at 11:00 AM.
    • Saturdays, up to 8 people will be seen. Clients may sign-up at 8:30 AM.
    • Blood Glucose testing is offered by UW Medical Students on Saturdays. Clients may sign-up at 9:00 AM.

Emergency Sleeping Program

Since 1979, the Emergency 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. Currently we are able to provide warm beds to 107 men, 365 nights a year.

Clients can sign-up daily to be placed on the standby list beginning at 7:30 AM. Clients can start checking in at 6:30 PM for their bed. Beds for those on the standby list are available at 8:00 PM. 



Respite Program

One of the best medicines for people is the ability to rest in a safe and comfortable environment. Through our Transitional Respite Program, clients are able to recuperate after an inpatient hospital stay. We provide 23 beds to men at the House of Charity and 3 beds to women at the Hope House. Case management services are provided to all of our Respite clients.




Residential Client Program

Our RC Program is a client volunteer program that is aimed to help participants gain experience that they can utilize to find employment.  All of our RCs have access to case management services to help them find a potential employer and to secure housing.