The 2019-2020 Women Helping Women Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters
MentorU: Empowering Girls to Reach Their Highest Potential
Provides at-risk, teenage girls with female mentors and tools that help them reach their fullest potential and surrounds their families with ongoing, case management services to create healthy, vibrant communities.
Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation
Women's Educational Assistance Program (WEAP)
Supports low-income female students enrolled in Spokane Community College’s Adult Basic Education classes through support services, specifically to support women who do not qualify for community programs and do not have the means to pay for expenses related to their education.
Prime Time Family Reading Program in Spokane
Focuses on engaging low-income, academically at-risk children and their family members, this program is an outcomes-based family literacy curriculum that engages children and their family members in the exploration of humanities through the reading and discussion of children’s literature.
Through partnerships with schools and community organizations, the Bite2Go program provides healthy weekend meals and snacks for students facing hunger at home.
Passport to Opportunity
Removes barriers that prevent low-income youth from developing their English Language Arts and STEM skills in out-of-school settings, so these youth experience school success and on-time graduation.
Teen & Kid Closet
Provides new and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories to children and teens who are in foster care or in poverty.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Receiving Facilities
The Salvation Army's Emergency Foster Care placement, Sally’s House and Evangeline’s House are the only receiving facilities in the state providing emergency placement for children and transitioning youth, ages 2 – 20, who have been removed from their home due to extreme abuse and/or neglect.
Women's & Children's Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen
Reaches out across the community in collaboration with 28 partner locations to feed Spokane’s most vulnerable women, children, and teens, including those experiencing homelessness, family violence, mental health issues, trauma, and pervasive poverty.
Catholic Charities of Spokane
Childbirth & Parenting Assistance (CAPA) Support Coordinator and Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P)
Helps families stop cycles of abuse and neglect through classes for at-risk mothers and their childern.
Create Your Statement
Equips teen girls ages 12-18 with the knowledge, resources, and tools to avoid unhealthy relationships and understand how to form healthy relationships for their future.
Inland Northwest Farmer Market Association
Kids Eating Right – Nutrition and Exercise for Life (KERNEL)
Engages children in learning about lifelong healthy eating, gardening, and exercise habits, all while offering a different fun and free activity each week, fresh food vouchers, and access to resources that empower women and children as they build healthy families and connect to our community through farmers markets.
Snap Financial Access
Women's Business Center
Helps women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women entrepreneurs.
Spokane Valley Partners
Food 4 Thought
There are more than 800 reported homeless students in the four greater Spokane Valley school districts. Food 4 Thought provides weekend food to more than 450 homeless students.
Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Mobile Market Fresh Bus
Provides access to healthy foods in targeted local neighborhoods, closing the meal gap for hungry children and families in the community via a retired bus that’s been newly transformed into a walk-through market—including shelving and cold storage to carry fresh produce and other groceries.
Transitions' Women's Hearth drop-in center offers women disenfranchised by poverty and homelessness safety, respect, a place to attend to hygiene needs, and holistic services to support women in realizing their power to take steps toward health, financial, and housing stability.
Confidential Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims and Their Children/Dependents
The YWCA operates Spokane County’s only state-recognized 24-hour Confidential Safe Shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.