Spokane Homeless Connect – January 19

Spokane’s 2016 Homeless Connect will be taking place from 10AM-3PM on Tuesday, January 19th at The Salvation Army’s Community Center, located at 223 E. Nora Ave. STA Buses #25 and #27 serve the location.

Services available include:

  • Free Meals
  • DSHS Services
  • Family Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Medical Screenings
  • Clothing
  • Food Bank
  • Housing Services
  • Veterinary Care for Pets, and more

Check out the flyer for more information: 2016 Homeless Connect Poster

Spokane Housing Authority Lottery Opening January 19th, 2016

Pre-applications will only be available online beginning at 12:00 A.M. on January 19th through 3 P.M. on January 21st 2016 through a link at http://www.spokanehousing.org

If you need additional assistance in applying online:

Visit SHA at 55 West Mission during regular lobby hours (8:30 to 4:00 Tuesday, Thursday, and 1:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday).

Visit the Spokane Housing Authority’s booth at Homeless Connect on January 19th.

Printable Flyer: 2016 SHA lottery waitlist

Holiday Turkey Bingo at East Central Community Center

Event Flyer: Turkey Bingo

There will be a Holiday Turkey BINGO event (open at no cost to all families) at East Central Community Center (500 S. Stone Street, Spokane, WA 99202) this Friday, December 18th  from 6p-8p (Doors open at 5:30p).  This event is sponsored by Better Health Together, Amerigroup, Community Health Plan of WA, Coordinated Care, and Molina Healthcare.  There will be a resource fair with various community agencies, free haircuts, snacks, food demonstrations and distribution by WSU Food Sense and 2nd Harvest Food Bank, pictures with Santa and BINGO – winners win a turkey!

SNAP Windstorm Resources

Free firewood available If you need wood to heat your home, SNAP can help. Residents must be low-income and live in Spokane County. Wood delivery from Airway Heights Correctional Facility is available (up to a half cord). Firewood can be picked up at the SNAP Mission Support Center, 3102 W. Ft. George Wright Drive (near SFCC) during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Project Share If you have a shut-off notice for heat or are out of heat (wood, propane, oil) we have emergency help for low-income Spokane County residents. Go to our Armory office (212 W 2nd) or Valley office (Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway) or call 456-SNAP (7627)

Energy Assistance program update If you have a previously scheduled energy appointment at the Armory or Valley offices we are ready to see you. If your appointment is at the Northeast office you can come to the Armory (212 W 2nd) or you will be able to reschedule.

Cell phone charging stations We are offering power for people to charge their cell phones at the two downtown SNAP offices: 212 S. Wall and at the Armory 212 W 2nd. There are 15 spots at each office in the waiting area.

Gas for Generators Through this special emergency program, we can provide gasoline for people’s generators. Up to $25, for a one-time gas pickup at any Divine’s locations. Intake handled by the Resource Team and Project Share employees.

Tarps for roofs As part of the Essential Home Repair program, we have tarps to cover people’s roofs. Weatherization crews may tarp the roof if the repair cannot be done quickly or are beyond out scope. Intake handled by Resource Team and coordinated by Essential Home Repair/Weatherization teams. Call Michelle Christie at 456-7627×2406.

Help specifically for city of Spokane residents If you are low-income and own a home in the city of Spokane and have no heat or need home repair for damage caused by this week’s wind storm, SNAP has limited ability to help.

We can help to provide: up to one dozen Presto logs or a half cord of wood; frozen pipe repair; pilot light relighting for heat or hot water tanks; minor roof repair; broken windows; moving branches (but not removal) to allow critical access to your home; reattaching the power mast to your home (this is the pole where your overhead power line attaches to your home -this will not reconnect electrical power).

The city of Spokane provided funding to allow SNAP to provide with the above mentioned services.

Gift cards from Rosauers, Fred Meyer A limited number of gift cards for groceries and other products have been donated by Rosauers and Fred Meyer for those who lost food during the windstorm. Call the SNAP main number – 456-7627 – for more information.

SNAP phone lines are open at (509) 456-SNAP (7627).