Community service opportunities
Attendant Care Registry – Free service matching disabled adults and children with personal-care providers; sponsored by Coalition of Responsible Disabled; (509) 326-6355.
Change Point/Displaced Homemaker Center – Ideal for women and men who are making the transition from the home to the workforce because of a separation, divorce, loss of a spouse or partner, or because a spouse or partner is unable to work. Free training is provided in computers, resume preparation, job and communication skills, and conflict resolution techniques. The Change Point/Displaced Homemaker Center program is sponsored by the Institute for Extended Learning. Call Denise McKinnon at (509) 279-6065 for more information or visit www.iel.spokane.edu, click on ‘Improve Your Life’ and ‘Change Point.’
Citizenship Course – Offered by World Relief Spokane, 1522 N. Washington St., Suite 204. For more information call Robby, (509) 232-2809.
Easter Seals Washington – Computer reuse program: offers free computer loan program for individuals with disabilities; 606 W. Sharp Ave., (509) 326-8292.
Employment, Education and Training – For Spokane County residents who have been laid off from work or have low income; provided through Work Source Spokane. Call (509) 532-3120 or visit www.workspokane.org and click on ‘Job Seekers.’
Employment and Training – For low-income youths, 16-21 years old, in Spokane County; contact Next Generation Zone at (509) 532-3113 or visit www.nextgenzone.org.
Free Career Counseling and Job Search Assistance – For low-income residents of Spokane County; Work Source Spokane. Call (509) 532-3120 or visit www.workspokane.org and click on ‘Job Seekers.’
Free Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancies – With open adoption services, sponsored by Spokane Consultants in Family Living, 1623 W. Gardner Ave.; (509) 328-6274.
Free Confidential Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancies – Through New Hope Child and Family Agency, at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook Ave.; (509) 327-7554.
Free GED Preparation and Testing – For low-income dropout youths age 17-21 in Spokane County; call Next Generation Zone at (509) 532-3113 or visit www.nextgenzone.org.
GED Preparation – Ages 19 and up at many sites in Spokane; call the Community Colleges Institute for Extended Learning Adult Basic Education, (509) 533-4600 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu.