Women’s Hearth offers warmth, safety, community

Many first time visitors to Transitions’ Women’s Hearth comment on the immediate sense of warmth and vitality they feel when they walk in the door, said Susan Tyler-Babkirk, program director.

For some women, the impact of this downtown Spokane drop-in day center is immediate, meeting their needs for a safe place off the street, a warm shower or a coat to stave off the winter chill.

For many, the impact is not immediately apparent. Its influence on the lives of women who come seeking safety, community and services is more subtle.

“We create space to let good things happen and we treat women in a non-judgmental way,” said Susan

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