COVID-19 Video Update from our Executive Director: February 2021



EduCare childcare is operating full-time for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, following the Spokane Regional Health District's guidelines and symptom chart. Additionally, EduCare is now licensed for and operating a school-age tutoring program Monday through Friday for TLC and HYC participants' children, as well as some Transitions' staff children, to assist with their virtual schooling and provide respite to parents.


Home Yard Cottages (HYC) 
We are full! Staff are onsite Monday-Friday, and some children from the cottages are taking advantage of EduCare's school-age tutoring program every week.


Miryam’s House 

House residents have resumed making meals for the house during the weekdays, and eating is done in shifts rather than all together for the sake of social distancing. The Spokane Regional Health District helped the team design a new intake process so that we could continue to move women in without them being in quarantine for two weeks at move-in. So, now the house is full and continually working through the challenges of living in community during COVID.


Transitional Living Center (TLC) 
Children from TLC are taking advantage of EduCare's school-age tutoring program every week to provide some respite for the moms and kiddos. Families are still moving in as needed. We have been doing an adjusted food bank weekly, much like HYC. Residents are often reaching out to our Family Support Advocate to support them during this time. 


Women's Hearth

Women’s Hearth current “regular” schedule is: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00. Wednesday’s hours are 10:45 to 3:00 p.m. and on Friday’s we are closed for regular services to allow for socially distanced Responsible Renter classes and Legal Clinics.


During our open hours, housing support specialists are available to work with women to help resolve homelessness and other housing stability issues. Hygiene products and other necessities are available through our "sidewalk outreach" services. Showers are also available by appointment; sign up begins at 8:45am each morning.

If you have any questions or need further details, please don't hesitate to call the Women's Hearth at 509.455.4249.


Responsible Renter classes at Women's Hearth:

*At this time, the Responsible Renter Classes at The Women’s Hearth are for people identifying as women only. Please check our website ( for updates on when our next class will be. 



New Leaf Kitchen & Café:

The New Leaf Café is now OPEN, with new hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-1:30pm. The Café is located inside the YWCA/YMCA lobby at 930 N. Monroe in Spokane.
New Leaf Kitchen is offering Curbside Pickup and has unveiled their NEW website with a full menu to order from here. You can order homemade entrees and baked goods for curbside pickup from our kitchen at 3102 W. Fort George Wright DrPlease place orders 48 hours in advance by calling 509.496.7298.



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