Spokane

Employment

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Spokane Office
Find a School Transition Counselor
About DVR

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Region 1 Headquarters
1611 West Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 999205-4221
Phone: +1-509-456-2893
TTY: +1-509-456-5050
Toll Free: +1-800-462-0624

To determine eligibility contact the Regional Intake Office through the address above. 
About DDA: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda 

WorkSource

Locate a WorkSource office in your county: https://worksourcewa.com.

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Health & Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan

1220 Eastside SE PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income; covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)

Toll Free: +1-800-772-1213
TTY: +1-800-325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individual's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)

Phone: +1-866-272-7630
Web: www.dshs.wa.gov/onlinecso/hwd.shtml
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Spokane Regional Health District

1101 W. College
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-324-1500
Web: www.srhd.org
Services: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Most fees sliding, no one refused; provides services to community and families to promote and maintain health.

Frontier Behavioral Health (formerly Spokane Mental Health)

107 S. Division
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-838-4651
Web: fbhwa.org/
Services: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sliding fee scale; medical coupons and medical insurance; offers a full range of realidy accessible mental health services to people of all ages.

Medical Assistance (DSHS)

Phone: Valley: +1-509-277-2700 ; North: +1-509-227-2200 ; Southwest: +1-509-227-2400
Services: M-F 8 a.m-5 p.m. FREE; six basic medical programs; medicaid attached to TANF or SSI (for disabled persons) to GA-U; Medicaid for low income persons with a life threatening medical emergency.

Health for All Program: In Person Assisters

25 West Main Avenue, Suite 310
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-855-487-7686
Web: www.community-minded.org/in-person-assisters
Provides assistance with applications and follow-up services that help individuals enroll in health plans and become wise health care consumers. Also assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources.

Emergency Assistance -- Volunteers of America

525 W. 2nd Ave, 2nd floor
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-624-2378
Services: M-F 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE; financial assistance available for utility shut off notices, prescriptions, rent, household goods and clothing.

Spokane Valley Community Center

11922 E. 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99206
Phone: +1-509-270-1153
Services: M-F 9 a.m-5 p.m. FREE; provides emergency financial assistance to Valley residents living in the immediate vicinity; will help with prescriptions, rent and electric bills by appointment.

Dental Hygiene Clinic (EWU)

407 W. Riverside, Suite 252
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-623-4319
Services: Provides services to clean teeth, x-rays, dental exam and minor fillings; appointments required.

Oral Health Programs

1101 W. College, Room 300
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-324-1550
Services: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Discounted fees based on family size and income, or medical coupons; a prevention-oriented program providing education, outreach, case management and referral.

Northeast Washington Health Programs

509 E. Main Street PO Box 808
Chewelah, WA
Phone: +1-509-935-6001
Web: www.newhp.org
Services: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 24-hour phone assistance; sliding fee scale; accepts Medicare, Medicaid, insurance; provides nursing, home health aides, therapists and social workers; clinics in Springdale, Loon Lake, Chewelah, Ione, Northport, Orient and a dental clinic in Colville.

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Housing

Common Ground

110 Prefontaine Pl. S. #504
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: +1-206-461-4500
Nonprofit consulting firm specializing in low-income and special needs housing development. Their mission is to create and preserve decent housing for people with low income and special needs throughout Washington State.

Shelter Plus Care

901 N. Monroe, Suite 328
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-477-4517
Links rental assistance to supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities. Targets homeless persons who experience serious mental illness.

Spokane Housing Authority

55 W. Mission, Suite 104
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-328-2953
Provides rental assistance to low income families, elderly, disabled and displaced individuals in Spokane, Steven, Pend Oreille and Whitman Counties.

Spokane Housing Ventures

525 E. Mission
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-484-6733
Provides affordable rental units to individuals and families with low incomes and special needs. Target populations include people in need of transitional, permanent, handicapped accessible and large-family housing.

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance (NWFHA)

35 W Main Ave., Suite 250
Spokane, WA 99201-0107
Phone: +1-509-325-2665
Assists clients with questions or problems regarding fair housing. Provides information and advice on housing problems and investigates complaints of unlawful housing discrimination.

Housing Justice Project

1707 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-324-9128
Free. A joint project of the Northwest Justice Project, the Spokane County Bar Association, the private bar and other area legal service organizations. Low-income tenants in Spokane County can access lawyers to represent them at eviction hearings.

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Postsecondary Education

Eastern Washington University

Web: www.ewu.edu  

Gonzaga University

Web: www.gonzaga.edu  

Spokane Community College

Web: www.scc.spokane.edu  

Spokane Falls Community College

Web: www.spokanefalls.edu  

Whitworth University

Web: www.whitworth.edu  

Job Corps

What is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/AboutJobCorps.aspx
Where is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/centerlocations.aspx

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Recreation & Leisure

Spokane County Parks and Recreation

404 N. Havana
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-477-4730
Web: www.spokaneparks.org
Fees vary. Recreational programs for youth and adults. Admittance fees for pools and lake sites as well as team entry fees for recreational programs.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Cheney Parks and Recreation Department

615 4th Street
Cheney, WA
Phone: +1-509-235-7295
Fees vary. Year-round activities. Age 3 through Senior programs.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

YMCA of the Inland Northwest

507 N. Howard
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-838-3577
Web: www.ymcaspokane.org
Fees vary. Committed to building strong kids, families and communities.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30AM - 9:30PM, Saturday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

YMCA of Spokane

829 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-326-1190
Fees vary. Some scholarships available. Provides low cost recreational opportunities for families.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM

Camp STIX, Diabetes Youth Camp (formerly Fun In The Sun Camp)

P.O. Box 8308
Spokane, WA 99203
Phone: +1-509-484-1366
Web: www.campstix.org
An adventure for children (grades 1-12) with diabetes. Camp is held at Camp Larsen in Cottonwood Bay in July and August. Scholarships available.

Chase Youth Enrichment Fund

The Peyton Building
10 North Post St., Suite 446
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-822-7905
Web: chaseyouthspokane.org/programs/chase-youth-enrichment-fund
Free. Provides financial assistance for youths ages 6-18 in Spokane County to participate in cultural, athletic or recreational activities. Applicants for grants must qualify for school's free or reduced lunches.
Hours: M,Tu,W,F: 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Th: 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Northeast Youth Center

3004 E. Queen Ave
Spokane, WA 99217
Phone: +1-509-482-0708
Web: spokaneneyc.com
M-F hours vary. Fees vary. Provides various recreation programs to youth in the Northeast area of town. The Northeast Youth Center is open to all youth, teens, and adults.

Camp Fire Boys and Girls

524 N. Mullan Rd.
Spokane, WA 99206
Phone: +1-509-747-6191
Web: http://www.campfireinc.org/

Offers a program of informal education through self-reliance, service projects and group experiences. Many programs available beyond Camp Fire clubs and camp, including Teen Suicide Prevention, self-reliance courses and "Teens in Action."
Hours: Monday-Friday:

4-H Youth Development

222 N. Havana
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-477-2048
Web: www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/4h
Provides activities for youth ages 5-19 designed to develop life skills by involvement in projects, and by relationships with other youth and adults. Spokane County 4-H is a unique youth development program for all youth in urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods.

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Transportation

DSHS Medical Coupon Transportation

Toll Free: +1-800-925-5438
If a person is unable to use public transportation and has a medical emergency, they may use medical coupons to pay for a taxi or cabulance. Prior approval necessary.

Spokane Transit Authority

701 W. Riverside
Spokane, WA
Phone: +1-509-456-7277
Web: www.spokanetransit.com
Provides public bus transportation, along with reduced fares on public transportation for elderly and eligible disabled. Go to Bus Shop for application and photo ID card.

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