Community Stuff – Inland Northwest

Union Gospel Mission

From its inception in 1951, Union Gospel Mission’s purpose has been to break – not perpetuate – the cycle of homelessness.

Believing each individual is created in the image of God, they see in each person the potential to live a meaningful life, something much better than mere survival on the street – getting a meal here, a coat and blanket there, sleeping in a doorway, constantly in danger from the elements and those who wish to do them harm.

UGM is all about change.

If you need more information, check out their website at or give them a call at Phone: 509.535.8510. Their office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Priest River Ministries Advocates For Women

Priest River Ministries Advocates for Women is a faith based, non profit
agency providing free services and support for victims of domestic violence,
sexual assault and human trafficking.

They offer emergency shelter, support groups, advocacy in the courts, paralegal services and many other services. There are three locations, Priest River, Sandpoint and Spirit Lake.

The Priest River and Spirit Lake locations also offer a free clothing store and
pantry with items such as diapers, baby formula and toiletries. Both stores are open Tuesday thru Thursday, 10 am-3 pm for adults only.

For location addresses, hours or more information, visit their website at    or call them at 208-448-2800

They also offer a 24/7 helpline at 208-290-6529

COVID-19 | Donate Blood Plasma and Help Save Lives

COVID-19 | Donate Blood Plasma and Help Save Lives |

If you have recovered from COVID-19, confirmed by a positive test, you're in a special position to help us fight the virus.

Your plasma has antibodies that may help others fight COVID. Please donate plasma now. You can literally help save lives. There are locations across the country that have safe ways for you to donate.


Find a site to donate your plasma at

Veterans Crisis Line

Confidential help for Veterans and families

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

They are there anytime, day or night – 24/7


The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, signed into law in 2020, authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. All telephone service providers in the U.S. must activate the number no later than July 2022; however, many providers will choose to implement the service sooner.

Once a Veteran's telephone service provider makes 988 available, Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line.

After COVID 19

If you think or know you had COVID-19, you can be around others

After 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and

After 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and

After other symptoms have improved.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you had no symptoms, you can be around others:

10 days after you got tested for COVID-19.

To learn more, visit

Tuesday Night Free Community Meals - Cup of Grace

Cup of Grace invites you to join them for their free, Tuesday evening Community meals program.

Every Tuesday evening from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Located at the Spirit Lake Community Center, 32564 4th Ave, Spirit Lake, ID 83869

Check out the meal being served on their calendar:

For information on other programs offered by Cup of Grace, visit their website at


Thursday evenings - The Well at Kroc Center

The Well

every Thursday evening - 5:30-7PM

at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene ·

The Well is a holistic community outreach designed to improve the health of participants' body, soul, and spirit. Each Thursday will begin with a short time of group learning and activity, then transition into a variety of activities. These activities include: physical therapy consultations, exercise training, nutritional classes, pool usage, and more.

Free childcare is provided for children between 3 months and 5 years old. Youth participants between the ages of 6 and 11 participate in a free youth fitness program.

Questions? Call Wade at 208.763.0636

Thursday Night Church Service! Real Life Ministries - Post Falls

Thursday Night Service!

Every Thursday - 5:45 - 7:00 PM  · Real Life Ministries · Post Falls, Idaho

We have a safe and fun Children's Ministry, powerful worship, an engaging message, and wonderful volunteers just waiting to meet you and show you around. From the parking lot to the pulpit, everyone is welcome at Real Life Ministries.

Real Life Ministries is located at 1860 North Cecil Road in Post Falls.  Their phone number is 208-777-7325.


Free2Succeed Mentorship program

Are you looking to engage in one on one discipleship? Why not join the Free2Succeed Mentorship Program, an Idaho Department of Corrections Community Mentor Program designed to match community mentors with adult felons who are transitioning to communities throughout Idaho. These may be incarcerated individuals preparing for release or those who are currently on supervision but are seeking some additional support.

Free2Succeed is focused on community mentoring and is not inside an institution. The goal is to find a mentor for someone who requests one about 90 days before their release.

Old friends are the number one cause for relapse for those coming out of incarceration. Solution--New Friends--like you.  Show a newly released person what real love is. (and of course invite them to church)

If interested, contact Jim Parkinson at 253-820-4776 or apply to be a mentor at