Spokane Resource Center

Spokane Resource Center

The Spokane Resource Center combines the knowledge and services of 15 community agencies to provide wrap-around support to help people achieve economic security.  

The Spokane Resource Center is a pilot project spear-headed by the City of Spokane, the Spokane Workforce Council and the Spokane Housing Authority, for which planning began in the spring of 2017. The vision is to create a space shared by multiple social service agencies which uses functional teams to better address the needs of under-served members of the community, helping them achieve economic empowerment and increase access to opportunities. 

In December 2017 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a pilot project named the EnVision Center Demonstration. The design of this pilot project is very similar to what the City had envisioned for the Spokane Resource Center, as it also centers around co-located services and improving the economic security of community members. The City applied and was chosen as one of the 17 pilot communities to participate in this project. Since receiving the EnVision Center designation from HUD, 15 additional local agencies have partnered with the City in creating this innovative and progressive program. The SRC officially opened its doors on April 16, 2019 and has helped over 500 community members reduce their barriers to achieving economic security in its first four open months. 

The Spokane Workforce Council has been a critical partner in the success of the center, helping secure funding from private and state grants, writing policies, and ensuring that the infrastructure needed to run the office is in place. The SRC is located upstairs in the same building as WorkSource Spokane, which affords opportunities for referrals and sharing worshop and training space. 

AGENCY PARTNERS

  • The Arc of Spokane
  • Career Path Services
  • Catholic Charities Eastern Washington
  • Center for Justice
  • City of Spokane
  • Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS)
  • Compass Career Solutions
  • Frontier Behavioral Health
  • Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Partners with Family and Children
  • Pioneer Human Services
  • Revive Reentry Services
  • Spokane Housing Authority
  • Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP)
  • Spokane Workforce Council
  • WorkSource Spokane
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