West Central Community Center
1603 N Belt St
Spokane, WA 99205
Enriching Lives. Creating Community.
West Central Community Center serves the West Central, Emerson-Garfield and Audubon/Down River neighborhoods providing childcare, health & nutrition services, a medical clinic, programs for developmentally disabled adults and recreation activities for youth and adults.
The Youth Development & Recreation program (WCYD) provides a variety of positive activities for the youth in our community including camps, clubs, sports and leadership classes. Our dedicated, connected staff make a lasting impression on the youth who participate in our programs, providing skills and abilities that serve them well into adulthood.
Before and After School Program
Serving children ages 5 to 12, enrichment activities include organized sports, arts and crafts, S.T.E.M., guest speakers, field trips, movies and much more. Free drop-off and pick-up are provided for Holmes, Audubon and Spokane Public Montessori elementary schools.
Summer Day Camp
Children ages 5 to 12 spend their summer exploring the community, swimming, attending special events and numerous other activities ensuring a safe and fun-filled summer vacation.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a vital service available at WCCC, providing important health and nutrition education, breastfeeding support for new mothers, and access to healthy foods to help support healthy families. Our WIC office serves four sites, West Central Community Center, Cheney /United Methodist Church, Fairchild Air Force Base, and Airway Heights.
The Community Inclusion and Learning Skills programs provide activities and opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to socialize, connect with others and experience what our community has to offer.
Learning Skills is a structured program providing recreational activities, skill building and advocacy for adult clients.
Community Inclusion offers clients recreation and activities within the community. One-to-one or group field trips include bowling, clubs, classes and many other experiences for fun and friendships.
Volunteering at West Central Community Center
Learning Skills Center Volunteer
Volunteers assist with community activities in our Learning Skills Center for persons with developmental disabilities by providing support where needed, maintaining accountability and safety of clients, and treating all clients with the utmost respect. The assignment may involve teaching art, music, or cooking classes to clients; chaperoning outings such as bowling; and assisting in daily activities including lunch and interpersonal interactions.
WINNING BEHAVIORS, COMPETENCIES, AND SKILLS
· Establishes and maintains healthy interpersonal relationships with team members
· Desire to make a difference in the lives of developmentally disabled community members
· Flexible, self-starter
· Music, arts & crafts, or cooking experience for instructing clients
Community Events - Volunteer Opportunities
Neighbor Day Festival
This fun summer carnival brings together numerous partnering agencies, organizations and companies. Children and parents enjoy carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, free food and community booths in a fair-like atmosphere.
Held the Friday before Halloween, this evening of fall fun serves neighborhood families. Participants can play games, make crafts, and catch a magic show while accessing information on local services and agencies who can offer assistance to those in need.
One of our most loved events, Winterfest treats children and their families to a delicious winter feast, provided by Women and Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen, along with games, crafts and gifts. Santa also makes an appearance for photos and candy canes!
Coats 4 Kids
For many years, the West Central Community Center has partnered with KXLY 4 News serving as one of numerous distribution sites across the county. Hundreds of coats, hats and gloves are distributed to area families to ensure that children will be warm when winter comes.
First Responders Luncheon
First Responders Luncheon honors the brave women and men who serve in the Spokane Police Department, the County Sherriff’s Office and the Spokane Fire Department. Those who gone “above and beyond” will be recognized at this inaugural luncheon.
Annual School Supply Giveaway
Partnering with the General Store, West Central Community Center distributes tens of thousands of dollars worth of school supplies to children in the community.