Hands Across the Falls – 2019

Our 3rd annual event takes place on September 28, 2019

Join us to celebrate recovery efforts in our area.  We’ll gather at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge just before noon and line the east side of the bridge with a show of public support for the recovery community.  At noon we’ll honor those who have lost battles with addiction with five minutes of silence.

Immediately following, please visit our information and resource fair on Summit Parkway on the northeast corner of the bridge.

All are invited.  If you are in recovery, have a friend or family member who is struggling or are a community member who supports recovery efforts, please join us. 

Click HERE to find out how you can help support or volunteer for the event.

Follow along on our Facebook page to stay up to date on Hands Across the Falls 2019


Thank you to our community sponsors for their support:






National Night Out Against Crime

Join programs from Community Minded Enterprises at Shadle Park and celebrate a fun and family-friendly, community event.

Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00-6:15 PM    Ken Davis Band
  • 5:15-6:00 Mock DUI/ Texting Crash
  • 5:30-7:15 PM Spokane County Sheriff-Air One-Helicopter fly by, land and look inside
  • 6:15-7:00 PM City of Spokane and Spokane County Sheriff Department, demonstration and meet and greet,
    Protection K-9 home protection demonstration
  • 4 PM-8:30 PM Spokane COPS Paws on Patrol and Mounted Patrol, Riverside Cruiser Cars, All Star
    Jump Obstacle Course and Dual Lane Slide, Les Schwab Tire Change Challenge, Star
    Wars Characters, Bike repair and registration, AMR, Spokane City Fire Department,
    Over 50 Community Organization Booths with Children’s Activities, Splash Pad Fun, Concessions, and much
  • 5:00 PM    Neighborhood BBQ, For up to 1200 people (While supplies last) (Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring)
  • 8:45-11:00 PM   Family Movie “Marley and Me” (Special thanks to Ace Hardware, Garland Theatre and WA Trust Bank)

Greater Spokane Progress – Why Race Matters Workshop

Greater Spokane Progress organizes Why Race Matters Workshops to help our community develop a collective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism, and why addressing race matters. Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the workshop addresses how racial inequities have been build into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.

In this interactive workshop we will:

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between structural, institutional, and individual racism; equity and equality; and implicit and explicit biases.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about solutions.

The workshop will be led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators.

Registration fees including lunch and snacks:

For more information contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657.

We hope you can join us!

This workshop is organized by Greater Spokane Progress’ Racial Equity Committee:

  • Amber Abrahamson, Tenants Union of Washington State
  • Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington State
  • Michaela Brown, Excelerate Success & Spokane County United Way
  • Charina Carothers, Bethel A.M.E Church
  • Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress
  • Liz Moore, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
  • Rowena Pineda, Spokane Regional Health District

Recovery Coach Training – Spokane

This training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to help remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeing or already in recovery.

This FREE training will be held over four days at Recovery Cafe Spokane.  Meals will not be provided during this training but you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Friday, October 19: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 26: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 27: 9:00am – 6:00pm

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christinem@community-minded.org.


If you need assistance with online registration, please view our step by step instructions.


Hands Across the Falls – 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual event, Hands Across the Falls. We’ll gather on the Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane Falls in a show of public support celebrating recovery. Join hands and show strength and unity for those in recovery.

Due to construction we will gather at the north end of the bridge.  This will be the only staging area.

September is National Recovery Month, help us celebrate the recovery movement. Friends, family, individuals, and organizations are invited to attend. We encourage organizations who support recovery to show their pride, wear shirts with your organization’s logo or bring banners and signs proclaiming your support.

 Follow along on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryCafeSpokane/ for updates and details as the date grows closer.


We are in need of volunteers, contact us at RecoveryCafe@community-minded.org to learn how you can help.