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Our Place observes 20th anniversary of serving people in need

Our Place Community Ministries recently celebrated 20 years of working in partnership with faith-based and other organizations to assist neighbors in West Central Spokane with unmet needs or emergencies to improve their quality of life.

Our Place 20th

Our Place Community Ministries

Located for about six years at 1509 W. College, the outreach center is expanding into the half of the building previously housing other offices.

With that expansion, it will soon be able to offer laundry services, in addition to having expanded space for its food bank storage and its clothing bank.

It serves primarily people living south of Montgomery and west of Division to the Spokane River with food from Second Harvest in the Inland Northwest, Northwest Harvest in Seattle and neighborhood food donations.

In addition, the center accepts and distributes clothing and personal hygiene items.

In the first six months of its fiscal year, Our Place served 2,946 households.

Our Place was founded in 1987 as one of several ecumenical neighborhood outreach centers started in that period.

Churches supporting Our Place Ministries are Salem Lutheran, St. Joseph’s Catholic, St. Nicholas Orthodox, St. Paul’s United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian. 

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary joins those congregations too support the ministry with grants and volunteers.

More than 60 volunteers make the effort possible.Our Place is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and the last Saturday of each month.

For information, call 326-7267 or email ourplace@cet.com