Jewish Communities in Eastern Washington/North Idaho

Spokane:

Temple Beth Shalom (Conservative)

Congregation Emanu-El (Reform)

Chabad of Spokane (Traditional)


Clayton:

Spokane Sephardic Center (Orthodox)


Moscow/Pullman:

Jewish Community of the Palouse (Non-denominational)


Tri-Cities:

Congregation Beth Sholom (Conservative)


Walla Walla:

Congregation Beth Israel (Reform)


Other Community Resources

ADDICTION RECOVERY

Compassionate Addiction Treatment
Compassionate Addiction Treatment (CAT) is a nonprofit organization serving downtown Spokane.  Their programs include a Recovery Community and services for people who suffer from a substance use disorder(s), with a focus on peer support and trauma informed care.

Recovery Café Spokane
Recovery Café Spokane was founded in February 2017 with a mission to serve people in recovery. The Café’s programs are designed to help people maintain their recovery, reduce relapses, fulfill their potential, and reclaim their lives.

SPARC — Spokane Addiction Recovery Centers
SPARC provides licensed, credible, responsive, comprehensive, and evidence based therapeutic continuum of care, focusing on the general and specific needs of the whole person, representative of a low-income or indigent chemically dependent and/or mentally ill adult population.

Spokane Treatment and Recovery Services
Spokane Treatment and Recovery Services is a dedicated behavioral health agency that has been serving the Spokane community since 1980.

ADULT DAY CARE

Providence ElderPlace
For more than 30 years, Providence has provided adult day care for seniors whose lives have been challenged by disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, injuries, and/or the frailties associated with aging.

AGING SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Adult Family Home Locator
Designed to help users search for licensed Adult Family Homes by geographic location and/or specialty features.

Adult Protective Services
APS is dedicated to serving vulnerable adults. They investigate reports about abuse, abandonment, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington state and collaborate with other agencies to offer protective services as needed.

Aging & Long-term Care of Eastern Washington
ALTCEW is one of thirteen Area Agencies on Aging that contract with DSHS to provide in-home care and community-based services in Washington state.

Aging and Long Term Support Administration
Home and Community Services provides and administers long-term care services to eligible individuals and collaborates with Area agencies on aging to share community service options. Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Caregiver Support Program (Frontier Behavioral Health)
The Caregiver Support Program is offered to unpaid caregivers aiding loved ones who are 18 and older. Services include individual counseling and support groups, training, respite care, and services such as purchasing supplies, medical equipment, and other necessary supports.

Catholic Charities Senior Services
The Senior Services program of Catholic Charities provides essential assistance to those who are aging or disabled and wish to remain in their own home.

Community First Choice (Frontier Behavioral Health)
The Community First Choice (CFC) program provides long-term care services and supports that allow individuals 18 or older who qualify financially and functionally for the program to remain in their own homes.

Corbin Senior Activity Center
Corbin Senior Activity Center is a private nonprofit that helps older adults engage, enrich, and empower their lives through wellness, social, recreational, educational programs, and services throughout the community. 

Eldercare Locator
This public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects users to services for older adults and their families.

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels
What began as a small Spokane Valley youth group project in 1975 has become Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels, now serving over 20,000 meals each month to isolated and food insecure seniors throughout the entire 1,800 square miles of Spokane County.

Hillyard Senior Center
The mission of the Hillyard Senior Center is to create a philosophy and provide and environment which encourages seniors to keep active in mind, body and spirit; to meet other friends of like mind; to make new friends; to share interests with others and enjoy living their life to the fullest! 

Kinship Caregiver Program (Frontier Behavioral Health)
Are you a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child? The Kinship Caregiver Program helps unpaid caregivers locate resources, reduce barriers to care, navigate government systems, and access funding to help with basic necessities for the child such as food, clothing, rent, and school supplies.

Meals on Wheels Spokane
Meals on Wheels Spokane has been delivering hot, nutritious meals to elderly, disabled, and homebound seniors in Spokane since 1967. They are the only Meals on Wheels program in Washington state to also have a senior center attached to their facility (Mid-City Concerns).

Nursing Home Locator
Nursing homes provide 24-hour supervised nursing care, personal care, therapy, nutrition management, organized activities, social services, room, board, and laundry. This locator tool was created in compliance with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, providing useful information regarding nursing homes in Washington state.

Outpatient Services (Frontier Behavioral Health)
Outpatient Services provides the primary access point for services and resources that promote independence and enhanced quality of life for home-dwelling older adults – especially those who are at risk or isolated.

Southside Community Center
The center offers classes, activities, travel, volunteer opportunities, and special events for all ages, including seniors.

Volunteer Services (Catholic Charities)
Volunteer Services (formerly Volunteer Chore Services) began in 1981 in response to cuts in services for elders by the state legislature. The program currently works with thousands of elders and adults with disabilities statewide. VS is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members.

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
WATAP provides resources and services to persons who face challenges related to disability and aging to help in the selection and use of assistive technology, also known as AT. AT helps make tasks easier or possible in school, at work, at home, and in the community. WATAP serves seniors and persons with disabilities, and their circle of support, including family members, caregivers, employers, service provider professionals, educators, and others seeking AT expertise 

ANTISEMITISM/HATE SPEECH OR CRIMES

Spokane County Human Rights Task Force
SCHRTF’s Report Hate in Spokane program is intended to help create a community record of hate-motivated crimes and incidents in Spokane County. Collected information will be used to support and coordinate educational, programmatic, and awareness activities of the Task Force along with improving response and prevention efforts to hate in our community.

ASSISTED LIVING

The following sites offer free services to help families find senior care:

CarePatrol

Caring.com

A Place for Mom

CARE MANAGEMENT

Villageplan
Villageplan helps families cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one by offering personalized care management services.

CAREGIVING

Care.com
A website where caregivers can list their credentials and people in search of caregivers can contact and hire them.

Caregivers.com
Caregivers.com is intended to help families find the right caregiver to help an elderly loved one stay safely and comfortably at home.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
WSCADV is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington State. They improve how communities respond to domestic violence and work to create a social intolerance for abuse.

YWCA Spokane
The YWCA provides legal aid, counseling, and shelter for DV survivors, among other services.

EMPLOYMENT

ENSO
ENSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides employment services for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment across Washington state.

WorkSource Spokane
The WorkSource Spokane network is a consortium of organizations and connection sites, each dedicated to supporting employment needs and career development. 

FINANCIAL

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Washington State
HFLA helps members of the Jewish community become and remain self-sufficient by providing zero-interest loans through their personalized, confidential, and respectful application process.

GENERAL HUMAN SERVICES

Resource Center of Spokane County
The Resource Center of Spokane County’s goal is to help underserved community members achieve economic empowerment by increasing access to opportunities and restoring hope. They provide services that address the Four Pillars of Opportunity identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: 1) Economic Empowerment, 2) Educational Attainment, 3) Health and Wellness, and 4) Character and Leadership.

HEALTH CARE

CHAS Clinics
Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) is a nonprofit federally qualified health center (FQHC) providing high-quality medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to families and individuals of all ages, regardless of insurance status.

DentistLink
DentistLink is a free nonprofit referral service that connects people to dental care, whether they are uninsured or insured, including Apple Health (Medicaid). Do you need transportation to your dental appointment or interpretation services? They can help with that too.

Drugwatch
Drugwatch advocates for people to make a stand against prescription drugs that have harmful side effects and medical devices that cause damage.

SHIBA
Washington state’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare to people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Your Health Idaho
Your Health Idaho is an online marketplace that allows Idaho families and small businesses to shop, compare, and choose the health insurance coverage that’s right for them. YHI was established following the passage of the ACA in 2010. As Idaho’s health insurance marketplace, YHI is an independent entity overseen by an 19-member board of Idahoans that includes insurance agents, physicians, business owners, legislators, and nonprofit representatives.

HOSPICE

Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care
The focus at Horizon Hospice is to provide services that offer comfort, peace, and dignity for patients with incurable illnesses, and for their families.

Hospice of Spokane
Hospice of Spokane is northeast Washington’s only nonprofit hospice. A holistic approach to end-of-life care, hospice addresses the medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients with terminal illness and their families.

IMMIGRANT/REFUGEE RESOURCES

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
Immigration Legal Services provides high-quality legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented immigrants of all nationalities, ethnicities, and religions.

Global Neighborhood Thrift
GN Thrift is a thrift store in Spokane as well as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to offer pathways to employment for refugees. Employees gain job skills, learn more about the culture of employment in America, gain a work reference, and earn a paycheck!

Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance
Alliance of nine nonprofits working to support farm workers and the immigrant community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Idaho Office for Refugees
IOR supports our nation’s founding belief of offering refuge and safety to people forced to leave their homes due to persecution of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or ethnic heritage. IOR creates opportunities for refugees and the larger community to come together over their shared values of hard work, family, faith, and freedom, through English-language education, cultural events, and programs like Global Gardens and the Refugee Speakers Bureau.

Immigrant Justice Idaho
IJI fills a colossal gap in Idaho’s immigration legal services available to low-income Idahoans: free or low-cost removal (deportation) defense. IJI will consult with individuals called to immigration court and represent individuals in immigration court through attorneys, accredited representatives, and volunteers.

Medical Care Services (via Washington Health Care Authority)
MCS is state-funded health care coverage for individuals who are enrolled in either State Family Assistance – Survivors of Certain Crimes, Housing and Essential Needs referral, or Aged, blind, or disabled cash program and do not meet citizenship or immigration status requirements. 

Refugee and Immigrant Services (via Lutheran Community Services Northwest)
LCS Northwest works with thousands of refugees and immigrants each year to help them build upon the strength and courage that got them here and support their hopes to become vital contributors to their communities. The agency offers counseling in different languages and helps refugees and immigrants learn English, find a place to live and work, and gain citizenship.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
NIRP promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition
SIRC was created in 2018 to better support and protect immigrant and refugee communities in Spokane. It’s a coalition of immigrant leaders, nonprofit organizations, and churches that are working to keep families together and make sure everyone in Spokane has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

WAISN Immigration Helpline
If you need help with an immigration issue, call 1-844-724-3737 (hours are 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; you can leave a message in the off hours).

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
WAISN is the largest immigrant-led coalition in Washington. It’s a volunteer-driven network of immigrant- and refugee-rights organizations and individuals distributed across the state that strives to protect, serve, and strengthen communities. WAISN supports organizations’ efforts to build power and a united voice statewide.

Resource guides for undocumented university students:

LEGAL

Gonzaga Law School Clinic Legal Programs
The Clinical Legal Programs provides legal advice, representation and counseling without charge to low-income community members. Cases are handled by second- and third-year law students under the direct supervision of attorneys.

Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Justice Project (NJP) provides free legal assistance to address fundamental human needs such as housing, family safety, income security, health care, education, and more. 

LOW-VISION RESOURCES

American Printing House
Since 1858, American Printing House has operated in Louisville, Kentucky, as the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

APH ConnectCenter
YouTube playlist from American Printing House that compiles recordings of APH webinars about topics related to visual impairment.

APH ConnectCenter Helpline
Free hotline to address questions about vision loss: 1-800-232-5463 or email info@aph.org.

Lilac Services for the Blind
Since 1971, Lilac Services for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been helping people in the Inland Northwest who have low vision or are blind maintain or resume control of their lives. The organization’s purpose is to provide the training, adaptive devices, and encouragement needed to enable people to reach their potential level of independence.

Low Vision Eye Care
Dr. Cheryl Dumont founded her practice with the goal of providing low-vision care of the highest quality. Dr. Dumont has completed post-doctoral training in advanced low vision care and is a fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists.

VisionAware
VisionAware is a free, easy-to-use informational service for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.

Vision Matters
The mission of Vision Matters is to provide quality service with a gentle touch so clients can make clear and informed decisions about tools that will make a life-changing impact concerning their vision. Vision Matters visits clients in their homes where they are most comfortable and can work with devices in the setting in which they will actually be used.

RESOURCE DIRECTORIES

Fig Tree Resource Directory
This directory contains a thorough list of Spokane area human service agencies, congregations, and other community resources.

RESPITE CARE

Comfort Keepers
Respite care is defined as the transfer of primary caregiving responsibilities to another person, typically a professional caregiver, relative or friend, in order for primary caregivers to receive temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities.

Interim Healthcare
Giving so much of yourself can be overwhelming at times, and caregiver burnout is very common. In order to provide the best care possible for your loved one, it is essential to take a break from time to time. That’s why Interim HealthCare provides respite care to caregivers in and around Spokane.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver Support Program (Frontier Behavioral Health)
The Caregiver Support Program is offered to unpaid caregivers aiding loved ones who are 18 and older. Services include individual counseling and support groups, training, respite care, and services such as purchasing supplies, medical equipment, and other necessary supports.

NAMI Spokane
Connection support groups are for people who are managing mental health symptoms and conditions, led by trained peers who are on a similar journey with mental health conditions. NAMI Spokane also offers young adult, family, and other support groups.

Peer Spokane
Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another. Peer Spokane has been established to further the mission of Peer Washington to the Spokane County community.

PsychologyToday.com support group listing
Categories include mindfulness, parenting, women’s/men’s, domestic violence survivors, codependency.

TRANSPORTATION

Getting There Guide
An online guide to connect people to all types of transportation resources in the Inland Northwest, produced by the Spokane Transportation Collaborative.

Special Mobility Services
Special Mobility Services (SMS) is a nonprofit organization serving communities in Washington and Oregon. For over 40 years, SMS has worked to provide mobility to people with special transportation needs, but their services are not limited to that. They also work with community transportation partners, including volunteers, to provide rides for Medicaid clients going to health care appointments. And they operate shuttles that connect rural communities to urban centers.

Volunteer Services (Catholic Charities)
Volunteer Services (formerly Volunteer Chore Services) began in 1981 in response to cuts in services for elders by the state legislature. The program currently works with thousands of elders and adults with disabilities statewide. VS is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members.