Spokane is the largest community in the United States to achieve a reduction in youth and young adult homelessness!

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Black, Indigenous and Latinx youth and young adults, together with young people who identify as LGBTQ+, experience homelessness at disproportionately high rates.

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A Way Home Washington provides statewide support and intensive support in communities, uniting passionate stakeholders to build systems that respond to the housing and service needs of all young people. We prioritize young people of color and those who identify as LGBTQ+ and experience homelessness at disproportionately high rates.

Foster Collaboration

In each Anchor Community, a diverse coalition works across systems and silos until they have functionally ended homelessness for all young people.

Activate Innovation

We provide coaching and tailored assistance to communities, encouraging creative approaches to reach their collective goals.

Prevent & Divert

The Centralized Diversion Fund is an important tool to remove small barriers and end a young person’s housing crisis.

Data & Equity

By-Name Lists identify each unaccompanied young person, making it possible to connect young people with the resources that are right for them.

Represent & Advocate

We advocate statewide, provide a platform for young people’s voices and work side-by-side to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Getting to Functional Zero

When a community can house any young person experiencing housing instability or homelessness at any given time. See our FAQs for more definitions and information.