Resources for Undocumented Students

EWU Campus Resources

Office for Diversity and Inclusion (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-4769 Showalter Hall 218. Promotes an inclusive and welcoming community fully embracing diverse individuals, thoughts, and ideas. Provides resources to attract and retain the talents of a diverse faculty, staff and student body to facilitate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a welcoming climate.
Multi-Cultural Center (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-4004 PUB 329 Staffed Monday-Friday 9am-5pm/Lounge open every day 9am-9pm Provides space for all underrepresented students and students of color to build community around shared identities.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
509-359-2366 (non-emergency use only) Martin Hall 225 Provides free counseling services to all currently enrolled EWU students who have paid the health and wellness fee. Make an appointment by visiting Martin Hall 225 8AM-5PM Monday through Friday or call 509-359-2366. Walk in counseling services are available Monday through Friday 1-4PM
Disability Support Services (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-6871 Tawanka 121 Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs. Offer support services, information sharing, advisement, and referral when requested.
EWU Health, Wellness, and Prevention Services (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-4279 URC 201. Health Hut program can be found on campus at least twice a week with engaging and useful education for student success. Wellbeing coaching is available to students as another avenue to help reach wellbeing goals. Your comprehensive student health fee covers the cost of wellbeing coaching sessions and you must currently be enrolled for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter sessions. To set up an appointment, please email
Student Care Team, Michelle Helmerick (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-7924 PUB 301 Encourages students to contact them regarding a consultation, resources or if you have any concerns about wellbeing, an emergency (i.e. a death in the family) or serious personal incident (i.e. sexual assault), a significant mental/physical health issue, or if you are struggling with a university related challenge.
Women & Gender Studies/H.O.M.E. 509-359-2847 Monroe Hall 207 Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. H.O.M.E. is a networking program for low income, nontraditional student parents. They maintain a referral database on housing, childcare, scholarships, and community and campus resources. The Women & Gender Studies office also is home to a micro food pantry.
Career Center 509-359-6365 PUB 332. Provides professional success strategies for specific careers and industries. Can provide career counseling for undocumented students.
EWU Financial Aid Office509-359-2314 Sutton Hall 102. Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
EWU Records & Registration 509-359-2321 Sutton Hall 201. Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. As an undocumented student, you are required to go to Records and Registration and sign an affidavit.

Confidential Community Resources

Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) 24-hour service 509-747-8224. Advocate available to guide complainants subjected to sexual misconduct or any crime through criminal or university process.
YWCA Domestic Violence 24-hour service 509-326-2255. Advocate available to guide complainants subjected to intimate partner violence through the criminal or university process
Regional Behavior Health Crisis Line 24-hour service 877-266-1818. Provide crisis intervention and community services information.

Confidential EWU Counseling Resources

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselors available to any EWU student. Cheney Campus 509-359-2366 EWU Spokane 509-838-1398.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 360-407-9490. Confidential counselors are available to all Washington State employees.

EWU Support Contacts

Dean of Students (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509.359.7924 PUB 301. Ensures compliance with the Student Conduct Code and provides guidance on all sexual misconduct allegations involving students.
Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) and Affirmative Action (AA) (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-2021 Tawanka 211. Reviews EWU’s employment practices to ensure gender equity. Conducts investigations and provides training to the campus community.
Senior Investigator/Title IX Coordinator (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-2021 Tawanka 211. Coordinates EWU’s Title IX compliance efforts, conducts investigations, and provides training to the campus community
Student Care Team (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-7924 PUB 301. Provides support to students (complainant or respondent) throughout the student conduct process.
Disability Support Services (required to report all Title IX complaints) 509-359-6871 Tawanka 121. Dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs.

Confidential EWU Counseling Resources

  • Crime Victims 866-751-7119
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line 509-624-7273
  • Spokane County Detox 509-477-4650
  • CrimeCheck 509-456-2233
  • Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment 509-325-5005
  • Regional Behavior Health Crisis Lines 877-266-1818
  • Eastern Washington SNAP 211
  • Child Welfare 509-747-8224
  • Veterans PTSD Counseling 509-343-5091
  • 24hr Domestic Violence Hotline 509-326-2255

Food Resources

EWU Food Pantries Eastern has food pantries across campus that are stocked with nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, and information on other food resources. No personal information is required to use this service.
Cheney Food Bank 509-235-2325 624 3rd St, Cheney, WA 99004 Open first four Wednesday’s of the month 9am-12pm.
The City Gate 509-455-9670 170 S Madison, Spokane, WA 99201 Have dinner Wednesday-Sunday 7pm and breakfast the second and fourth Saturday each month at 8am. Food Bank serves 99201, 99204, and parts of the 99224 area. Clients must call during the hours of 10am-3pm and make an appointment.
House of Charity 509-624-7821 32 West Pacific Ave., Spokane, WA 99210 Breakfast daily 7:30am, lunch daily 11am.
Medical Lake Food Bank 509-299-3819 207 S Washington St, Medical Lake, WA 99022 Open Friday 10am-12pm and the first Thursday of the month 5:30-6:30pm.
Salvation Army 509-325-6821 204 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane, WA 99207 Open Monday & Friday 9am-5pm, last check in at 4:15pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm, last check in at 5:45pm, and Wednesday 10am-5pm, last check in at 4:15pm.
Southwest Spokane Community Center 509-624-8634 310 S Spruce St, Spokane, WA 99201 Friday food bank, photo ID required. Sign up begins at 9am and distribution begins at 10:30am.
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen 509-324-1995 1408 N Washington, Spokane, WA 99201 Open Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 3-6pm (last seating at 5:45pm) and Friday’s 11:30am-1:30pm (last seating at 1:15pm).
Feed Cheney 509-235-4193 423 North 6th St, Cheney, WA 99004

Homeless Shelters

Hope House (women only) 509-455-2886 111 W 3rd Ave., Spokane, WA (LGBTQ Friendly)
House of Charity 24/7 homeless shelter 509-624-7821 32 W Pacific Ave., Spokane, WA 99210 (LGBTQ Friendly)
Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter 509-325-6814 204 E Indiana Ave., Spokane, WA 99207. 18 studio units for homeless families with children or couples without children. Participants can stay up to 90 days. There is a warming center for families and couples that do not have shelter during times when temp drops to 15 degrees or below. (LGBTQ Friendly)
Margaret’s Shelter 509-624-9788 101 E. Hartson Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 Emergency/transitional shelter for families. Must be prescreened, call Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment at 509-325-5005. (LGBTQ Friendly)
Truth Ministries (men only) 509-456-2576 1910 E Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA Homeless shelter that serves about 50 men per night.
UGM Crisis Shelter for Women & Children 509-535-0486 1515 E Illinois Ave., Spokane, WA 99207 Provide safe, healthy, short term refuge to women and children in crisis.
Women’s Hearth 509-455-4249 920 W Second Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. Day drop-in shelter serves women only. Summer hours: open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm and Wednesday 10:30am-4:30pm. Winter Hours: Monday through Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. (LGBTQ Friendly)

Free Shower Facilities

University Recreation Center (URC) 509-359-4026 serves as the premier hub for student life and community health and wellness activities.
Sports and Recreation Center (SRC) 509-359-6357 a multi-use facility that is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Truth Ministries (men only) 509-456-2576 1910 E Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA Homeless shelter that serves about 50 men per night.
UGM Crisis Shelter for Women & Children 509-535-0486 1515 E Illinois Ave., Spokane, WA 99207 Provides safe, healthy, short term refuge to women and children in crisis.
Cup of Cool Water 509-747-6686 1106 W Second Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 Serves youth ages 13-23 Hygiene products provided Open Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 1-3pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1-4pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9:30pm.
Women’s Hearth 509-455-4249 920 W Second Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. Day drop-in shelter serves women only. Summer hours: open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm and Wednesday 10:30am-4:30pm. Winter hours: Monday through Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm. (LGBTQ Friendly)
Family Promise of Spokane 509-747-5487 904 E Hartson Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
Open Doors Emergency Shelter 509-723-4663 631 S Richard Allen Court, Spokane, WA 99202

Free Laundry Facilities

Cup of Cool Water 509-747-6686 1106 W Second Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 Open Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 1-3pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1-4pm, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9:30pm. Serves youth ages 13-23. Detergent provided.
Our Place Community Ministries 509-326-7267 1509 W College Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am-12:15pm Serves ages 18+. Detergent provided.
Peaceful Valley Community Center 509-624-8634 214 N Cedar St, Spokane, WA 99201 Open Monday-Friday 9am-2:45pm. Detergent available.


EWU Police Department 509-359-7676 or 24-Hour Crisis: (911) 609 W. 7th Street (EWU Red Barn)
City of Cheney Police Department 509-535-9233 or 24-Hour Crisis: (911) 215 G Street
Spokane Police 509-755-2489 or 24-Hour crisis (911)

Legal services

American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Lawyer search website where an immigration lawyer may be found.
Lutheran Community Services 24-hour crisis line 509-624-7273 Victim Advocacy and Education 509-747-8824 210 W Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201. Here to help crime and sexual assault victims navigate the legal system. We work with victims to reduce the trauma of dealing with our legal system.
Northwest Justice Project CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) Hotline 888-201-1014 Monday-Friday 9:15AM-12:15PM. Assists people with a variety of civil legal issues (housing, family safety, consumer protection issues, education, employment, benefits and access to justice issues).
YWCA Spokane 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201 YWCA Legal Advocate 509-477-3656 / Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program 509-789-9297 / 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline 509-326-2255. YWCA legal advocates advocate for survivors within the legal system. They can help domestic violence survivors by answering many of the questions about the civil or criminal court processes.
World Relief Spokane 509-321-0327 1522 N Washington St, Suite 204, Spokane, WA Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Closed Thursday, Friday by appointment only. World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Service’s Team is dedicated to providing caring, confidential and low-cost immigration legal assistance to all the clients we serve.
Catholic Charities 509-455-4961 12 E. 5th Ave, Spokane, WA Immigration Legal Services provides high-quality legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented immigrants of all nationalities, ethnicities, and religions.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project-NWIRP Offices in Seattle, Granger, Wenatchee, and Tacoma. Promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Other Resources

Hispanic Business/Professional Association of Spokane-HBPA HBPA’s mission is to promote and serve Hispanic/Latino cultural, business, professional, and educational interests in the Inland Northwest. HBPA’s vision is to connect members to the community to build professional and personal relationships. HBPA seeks to offer professional development opportunities, provide access to resources, develop cultural education and increase community involvement.
Spokane International Translation 509-327-8064 104 S Freya St. Suite 116, Lilac Flag building, Spokane, WA The first and only local full-service language translation and interpreting agency in the region. (not free)
ASAP Translation Services 509-747-5121 222 W Mission Ave, Suite 234, Spokane, WA 99204. A trusted local interpretation and translation referral agency. (not free)
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network 206-931-1514 201 Southwest 153rd Burien, WA 98166. The network is an all-volunteer coalition of immigrant and refugee rights organizations and individuals in Washington that strive to protect, serve and strengthen communities across the state.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund-MALDEF 213-629-2512 Provides leadership programs and law school scholarships to help the Latino community thrive.
MultiCare Rockwood Clinic 509-359-4279 has partnered with EWU to provide healthcare to EWU students. These services provide for the basic medical needs of eligible students. Care is available at multiple locations including Cheney, Spokane, Medical Lake and Airway Heights. You must present your EWUID at check-in for each visit. To access a listing of benefits, coverage and locations, visit MultiCare Rockwood Clinic.
Odyssey Youth Movement 509-325-3637 1121 S. Perry St. Spokane, WA 99202 OYM promotes equity for LGBTQ+ youth in the Inland Northwest through youth-driven programs and community education. Drop-in hours for youth ages 13-18 – Monday and Wednesday 3pm-8pm and Fridays 3pm-9pm. Drop-in hours for young adults ages 18-24 – Thursdays 5pm-9pm.
WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) Ready. Set. Grad. State financial aid for undocumented students. The information on the application is shared between WASFA and the campuses listed by the student so the schools may determine eligibility for resident tuition and financial aid. Campuses are not permitted to use the information for other purposes or share the data with other parties.


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