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VOA programs shelter homeless people, build stable lives

Fawn Schott believes that people are better able to explore their spirituality when their needs for food, shelter, safety, stability and relationships are met.

As the new executive director of Volunteers of America (VOA) of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, she oversees 11 programs to meet people’s basic needs.

The VOA, which is an ecumenical, interdenominational Christian church, does not hold worship services or offer study groups.  Its mission is to serve vulnerable people, approaching them with love, compassion and caring, as Jesus would do....... . . . More

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Pastor works through The Grove Community to expand housing in West Central Spokane and bring economic justice.
Scott Cooper is responsible at Catholic Charities for outreach, advocacy, Catholic social teaching, and emergency financial assistance.
Pastor called to serve church and community has been involved with food bank, teen center, veterans’ retreats and praying for small churches.
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Fawn Schott works through VOA shelters and programs to meet people’s basic needs.

To help feed hungry people, Steven Brashears rescues quality food from hotels, restaurants and grocery stores.

Grandmother is storyteller in Coeur d’Alene schools, dispelling cultural stereotypes of American Indians.

Jerry Sittser of Whitworth Universityoffers retreat on overcoming adversity and finding redemption.


Anxieties rekindle, reigniting proactive quest for equality and equity