Providing a Lifeline

Stabilizing basic needs is the first and most important step in changing lives.

About

Who We Are

Our Mission

Through kindness, compassion, and respect, we ensure people who are houseless have their basic needs met- to survive, thrive, and connect to community resources.

Our programs

We provide a wide variety of services including a warming center, street medical teams, mobile outreach, food, mobile showers, hygiene supplies, and connection to community resources and services. Our programs are designed to enable people to survive their journey through homelessness.

Core values

As a community we are accountable to ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect. All people deserve to be valued, cared for, and have their basic needs met.

The Least of These is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of how City Church of Spokane partnered with Jewels Helping Hands to serve the homeless by hosting a temporary homeless warming shelter in their annex building. Their story offers an example of how churches can get practically involved fulfilling Jesus’ commands in Matthew 25:31-46 to serve “the least of these.”

supporting people where it matters

Providing support, hope, and inspiration to end the cycle of homelessness.

Mobile Outreach

Jewels Helping Hands conducts regular daily outreach to people experiencing homelessness on the streets of our City, leading street medical teams and distributing meals and other necessities. We also provide regular meals to non-profits and shelters upon request.

The Dignity Of A Shower

Personal hygiene, including showers, is a constant challenge in the homeless community. There are very limited shower options for people experiencing homelessness. Jewels owns and operates two mobile shower units on a weekly schedule, providing showers at 5 different locations every week. At each location we offer clean clothes, towels, hygiene supplies, bus passes and laundry cards. See our mobile shower at work in this documentary short piece, "The Dignity Of A Shower."

Regular Outreach To the Unsheltered Homeless

Jewels Outreach Supervisor Ken Crary (left) visiting with a resident of a local homeless camp.

Jewels Helping Hands conducts daily outreach to the unsheltered homeless to take food, supplies and basic needs to where people need it.  Through this outreach, we also coordinate referrals and support to successfully access other community resources, treatment programs, health services, shelters, and housing. Below is a short documentary video of our outreach teams taking a street medical team to visit local homeless camps.

9 hours ago
Photos from Jewels Helping Hands's post

Outreach today. A whole lot of fun stuff went out today. Candy, juice and chips. Love Sunday funday with our friends. Thanks to all who helped.

2 days ago
Photos from Jewels Helping Hands's post

Outreach today. 50 meals served. Docs saw alot of folks. Thanks to all who helped.

get involved

how you can help

Make a donation

Your generosity makes our work possible. We rely entirely on community donations to fuel our work. Take a minute and support our work with your donation via PayPal!

Provide basic needs

Contributions of food, clothing, and hygiene supplies will be distributed directly to individuals and families in need.

Join our Efforts

Volunteer with us at an outreach event, cook food, deliver supplies, or provide your services to people in need.