LOCATION: Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA

Serving the greater Spokane area

Contact Information

Address

210 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Phone

509-747-8224

Email

Fax

509-747-0609

Map

Spokane

Hours

Mon: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Director

Erin Williams

Access to an interpreter in your language is available, at no cost, to ensure the highest quality of service.

Sexual Assault 24-hour Crisis Line:

(Call or Text*)

509-624-7273

*Follow all safety and privacy guidelines when texting the hotline.
Hotline texting is available during business hours only.

*No one will be denied services based in inability to pay and discounts are available based on family size and income.

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases, the needs of those we serve have also expanded, especially within our youth, senior, and multicultural programs. It’s an unsettling time and people are relying on LCSNW to be their source of reliable information and support. With the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak contributing to increased mental health needs, we have quickly moved  forward with implementing access to telehealth for our behavioral health programs in Washington and Oregon. Your support of the work we do is more important now than ever.

Click here: https://lcsnw.ejoinme.org/COVID-19 to donate to the LCSNW COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, and thank you for helping us ensure that neighbors in need have access to basic human services and mental health supports to keep them healthy and well.

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Four years ago today, we welcomed our first refugee youth into our URM foster care program! We've served nearly forty youth since that day, and hope to resettle five more youth this summer. Here's to many more years of having the privilege of doing this work! #supportrefugees #HealthJusticeHope ... See MoreSee Less

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Four years ago today, we welcomed our first refugee youth into our URM foster care program! Weve served nearly forty youth since that day, and hope to resettle five more youth this summer. Heres to many more years of having the privilege of doing this work! #supportrefugees #healthjusticehope

As a Crisis Response Advocate you will provide phone assistance and accompany victims of sexual assault and other crimes during exams at Spokane area hospitals. You will provide crisis intervention, support, referrals and information to survivors of sexual assault and other crimes, their families and loved ones.

*This is a volunteer position*

Please apply at forms.gle/UpCjir4ZEWb1Mivz5

High Impact:

In 2018, our local sexual assault and crime victim crisis line received 2672 calls. These calls are often made by people at some of the hardest moments of their lives. Advocates provide a crucial lifeline, information people wouldn't otherwise know about health care, legal, and support options following victimization. Crime victims who work with community based victim advocates (like us) are more likely to seek medical care and follow through with the justice process, making our whole community a safer healthier place too.

Our clients say: " When I was assaulted I had no idea where to turn. My friend gave me the number for the hotline. The advocate gave me resources and walked me through my options. She knew her resources and she stayed by my side. I'm so glad I reached out."

High Reward:
Volunteering as a Crisis Response Advocate (CRA) you will have hands-on experience with survivors and a dynamic team. It's a great addition to your resume, but more importantly you'll have a deeply meaningful experience with each shift as you interact directly with callers. You'll learn a ton of new skills that translate to every workplace and relationship you engage in. You'll also be a part of a fun and compassionate volunteer and staff team.

Our advocates say: "Being with someone during such a scary time, and helping them feel like there's hope, like they are supported and not alone... I really feel like I've made a difference at the end of every shift. It's changed my life."

High Flexibility:
Training and meetings are typically held at our office, but shifts are worked at home with response to area hospitals when needed. We ask for a one year commitment with at least 4 shifts per month. Shift sign up is on a first come, first served basis so be the first at our monthly meetings to get your desired shift.
Our advocates say: "Doing most of my work at home makes it so much easier! I can still get my homework done, without having to sacrifice what's important to me."

Highly Supported
*Our trainer and supervisor will be with you every step of the way.
*You'll have 24/7 access to a supervisor to talk through tough situations, problem-solve, or debrief.
*You'll be a part of dynamic monthly meetings that allow you to connect with other fun-loving volunteers who are making a difference.
*You'll have access to comfort from our facility dog Walker to prevent vicarious trauma.

lcsnw.org/volunteer/crisis-response-advocate/
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VIRTUAL Ride

July 11-18th

#8Lakes is for everyone!
Whether you’re an experienced rider or just ditched the training wheels, you can support LCSNW. Ride your route all at once or break it up over a couple of days – it’s up to you! Register at lcsnw.org/8lakesride

Become a Foster Parent

2nd Tuesday of each month
5:30-7:30pm
210 W. Sprague Ave.

If supporting a refugee youth is something your family or others in your social network are interested in, please join us for one of our monthly Info Nights. You may also call us at 509-747-8224 or email theirhope@lcsnw.org.

Become a Crisis Response Advocate

Volunteers are vital to the success of our advocacy programs, and make it possible to staff our Sexual Assault Crisis line 24 hours/ seven days per week.

Free training provided with flexible shifts answering the crisis line.

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