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We've compiled a list of Community Resources available throughout the Treasure Valley to support those directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19.
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Idaho's Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer [Healthy Meals for Idaho Students]
The Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program provides additional money for families to buy food due to COVID-19 related school closures. Households will receive a notice of eligibility in the mail from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW).
See more details and eligibility at https://idahopebt.org/home-1
Idaho School Districts Free Student Meals Location/Service Area: Select schools throughout Idaho
Services Offered: The USDA is working with schools to ensure they can still offer free school breakfasts and/or lunch to students in need even if the school has to temporarily close due to COVID-19. Community members can view a map of feeding sites, and details about how and when they are being distributed.
Idaho Foodbank Location/Service Area: Locations across Idaho
Phone: 208-336-9643 Website Hours of Operation: Refer to website
Services Offered: Three main Foodbank locations and many satellite locations are open for community access. Refer to the website for a map of locations and be sure to call your location before visiting.
Agape in Action Location/Service Area: Garden City
Address: 5555 N Glenwood St., Garden City Website Phone: 208-685-0612
Services Offered: Last Saturday of the month, providing boxes of food, hygiene and basic household items
Boise Schools Foundation SAFE Fund Location/Service Area: Available for Boise School District students and families
Phone: 208-472-2233, English/Spanish/Arabic/Swahili
Services Offered: SAFE Hotline is staffed by Boise School District Counselors and Social Workers who will respond within 48 hours. Basic needs support... including immediate funding for groceries, pharmacy/medication, laundry.
Care House Partnerships Food Bank Location/Service Area: Nampa
Address: 1524 6th Street, Nampa, Idaho Phone: 208-466-3549 Website
Hours of Operation: 12:30PM - 4:00PM Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Services Offered: Food Pantry
Cathedral of the Rockies Location/Service Area: Boise
Phone: 208-343-7511 Address: 717 N. 11th St., Boise
Services Offered: Sack lunches M-Sat 11-1:30pm
El Ada Community Food Pantry Location/Service Area: Boise, Elmore County, Owyhee County
Phone: 208-377-0700 Website
Services Offered: Food pantry available for use once every 60 days
Family Advocates Location/Service Area: Ada and Canyon Counties
Phone: 208-345-3344 ext. 1015 Website
Hours of Operation: Please call and/or email for assistance during this time.
Services Offered: Basic non-food necessities (other than toilet paper) to families in need
First Baptist Church Food Bank Location/Service Area: Boise
Hours of Operation: Saturdays 9am-11am
Services Offered: Available once every 30 days per family. Drive through service.
First Bible Missionary Church Location/Service Area: Boise
Address: 375 N Roosevelt
Services Offered: Call for appointment
Friendship Food Pantry Location/Service Area: Boise, First Presbyterian Church
Address: 950 W. State Street Website
Services Offered: Drive up food boxes Mondays 5-7pm. Drive through service.
Idaho Department of Corrections Location/Service Area: Ada County
Phone: 208-605-4601 E-mail: email@example.com
Hours of Operation: 8-5p M-Fr Telephone first. Food and hygiene items will be left on picnic table outside of building for released people from prisons and their dependents under age 18.
Services Offered: Backpacks, food, hygiene items
Marsing School District Community Hub Address: 205 8th Ave W. Hwy 78, Marsing, ID 83639 Phone: (208)649-5411
Services Offered: Food pantry
Meals on Wheels for Seniors
Services Offered: Seniors can receive delivery of meals. Seniors in Nampa (208-467-7266) and Caldwell (208-459-0132).
Meridian Food Bank Phone: 208-888-5102
Services Offered: Drive through service M/W/F noon to 4pm. Need ID and proof of address, may visit 2x/mo
Mountain View Church of the Bretheren Location/Service Area: Boise
Hours of Operation: Tu/Th 10am-1:30pm
Notus Food Pantry Location/Service Area: For families and students of Notus Schools Phone: (208)870-0719
Nampa Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services
Phone: 208-461-1651 Website Hours of Operation: Wednesday 12-4
Services Offered: Food boxes
Oasis Food Center Location/Service Area: Canyon County
Phone: 208-459-6000 Website Address: 506 W. Simplot Blvd., Caldwell Idaho 83605, United States
Hours of Operation: Food Center: Open Wed. 12-2 (No hot meal), Thursdays: 4PM - 6PM
Saint Michael's Cathedral Church Location/Service Area: Boise
Phone: 208-342-5601 Address: 518 N 8th St., Boise
Hours of Operation: T/Th/Sa 10am - 11:45am
Salvation Army, Boise
Phone: 208-343-5420 Website Address: 9492 W Emerald Street
Hours of Operation: Food Pantry- Tues-Thurs 12pm-4pm, Fri 10am-2pm. Drive through only.
Services Offered: Food Boxes
Salvation Army, Caldwell
Hours of Operation: Services are drive thru only Tuesday-Thursday 1-3:30pm. Other services are by phone/email
Services Offered: Diapers, wipes, hand soap, food boxes, Toilet paper, face masks for vulnerable
Salvation Army, Nampa
Phone: 208-467-6586 Website Address: 403 S 12th Ave Nampa ID 83651
Hours of Operation: 9am - 4pm
Services Offered: We have extended the emergency shelter and extra month in order to avoid turning people out to the streets at this time. We have changed out room rules to a come date quarantine and social distancing. We are also serving bagged lunches to the public every day and offer food box service Monday thru Thursday and other assistance on Fridays by appointment.
Seventh Day Adventist Church Location/Service Area: Canyon County
Phone: 208-454-3459 Website Address: 2216 Linden Street Caldwell, ID - 83605
Hours of Operation: Monday: 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m, Tuesday 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Services Offered: Food Boxes
St. Vincent de Paul Holy Apostles Food Pantry Location/Service Area: Meridian
Address: 6300A North Meridian Road, Meridian
Phone: 208-995-6697 Website
Hours of Operation: M/W/F 1-4pm and T/Th 5:30-7pm
Services Offered: Drive up food and diaper supplies, families can access 1x monthly
St. Vincent de Paul Location/Service Area: Overland Food Pantry (Boise) and Holy Apostles Meridian Pantry
Phone: 208-344-5403 Website
Services Offered: Overland Food Pantry and Holy Apostles (Meridian)
St. Vincent de Paul, Canyon County Location/Service Area: Canyon County
Phone: 208-452-2132 Website Address: 3719 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, ID 83605
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays 11:30am - 2:00pm
Vineyard Food Pantry Location/Service Area: Garden City Phone: 208-377-1477
Services Offered: Drive-thru boxes and food deliveries
Idaho's Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program Website
Services Offered: Help with food and infant formula for those who qualify.
Stores/Food Providers With Extended Services
Albertsons Location/Service Area: All Albertsons grocery locations
Services Offered: Drive up and Go shopping, grocery delivery Website
Boise Co-Op Location/Service Area: Boise, Meridian
Phone: 208-472-4500 Website Hours of Operation: 9am-8pm daily
Services Offered: Delivery and curbside pickup. Shopping hour for at risk customers - 8am-9am (Meridian) and 7am-8am (Boise) daily.
Boise Farmer's Market Website
Services Offered: Drive thru Winter Market. The Boise Farmer's Market has also compiled a list of their local vendors who are offering delivery or pickup.
Services Offered: special hours 9am - 10am Monday through Friday for customers 60 and older and for those with disabilities or who are immunocompromised.
CVS Pharmacy Website
Services Offered: Free delivery of prescriptions and other essentials, video visit with health care practitioner, early prescription refills and 90 day prescription supply (on some prescriptions)
Services Offered: Grocery curbside pickup and delivery Website
Life's Kitchen Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Phone: 208-331-0199 Website
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:30AM to 1:30PM. Available meals for puchase. Call in orders to 208-331-0199 X303.
Ridley's Family Markets
Services Offered: Curbside pickup and home delivery
Rite Aid Website
Services Offered: Senior/weakened immune system shopping hours everyday from 9am-10am, free COVID-19 testing, delivery and drive-thru pickup
Stinker Gas Stations in Albertsons' Parking Lots
Services Offered: Employees available to pump gas for seniors 7am-9am Tu and Th
Services Offered: Tu/W, 8am-9am is reserved for vulnerable guests such as elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
Services Offered: Free prescription delivery, free drive-thru COVID-19 testing
Services Offered: Walmart will open on Tuesdays from 6-7am for seniors only, vision and pharmacy will also be open.
Whole Foods Website
Services Offered: Guests 60+ can shop between 7am-8am on Fridays. Grocery delivery and curbside pickup.
CDC guidelines for running essential errands (like grocery shopping) Website
Federal Rental Eviction Moratorium
The CDC has ordered a temporary halt to certain rental evictions for nonpayment of rent. Website
Federal Housing Finance Agency
"If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted, and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (use the "loan lookup" tools: https://www.knowyouroptions.com/loanlookup for Fannie Mae or https://ww3.freddiemac.com/loanlookup/ for Freddie Mac to find out), you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period, during which: You won’t incur late fees and foreclosure and other legal proceedings will be suspended."
Idaho Housing and Finance Association
The IHFA's Housing Preservation program provides up to three months of rent/utility assistance for qualifying individuals. Website
View a list of rental and housing assistance resources here: https://www.idahohousing.com/covid-19/
Jesse Tree of Idaho Location/Service Area: Ada and Canyon Counties
Phone: 208-383-9486 Website
Hours of Operation: Available by phone M-F, 9-5
Services Offered: "Jesse Tree operates a Housing Crisis Line Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. A Jesse Tree volunteer can provide you with information about the eviction process, support, and connections to help you navigate your situation and identify resources and strategies you can use to stay in your housing. Clients may also be offered more intensive case management and rental assistance."
Economic Opportunity - Micro-Enterprise and Finance Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley and Twin Falls
Services Offered: Rent/housing assistance and business assistance through emergency personal loans and small business loans. Interest and payments deferred for the first 4 months for those initiating new loans.
Boise Rescue Mission, Interfaith Sanctuary, and Corpus Christi shelters all remain open. Some are offering mobile COVID-19 tests/screenings. Services may be limited/revised from normal offerings.
Boise Rescue Mission: 208-343-2389 Website
Interfaith Sanctuary: 208-345-5815 Website
Corpus Christi: 208-426-0039 Website
Salvation Army Nampa: 208-467-6586 Website Address: 701 S. Allen Street, Suite 100 Meridian, ID 83642
Idaho Housing and Finance Association
The IHFA's Housing Preservation program provides up to three months of rent/utility assistance for qualifying individuals. Website
Services Offered: We offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month or less through our Access from AT&T program. Through 12/31/20, AT&T is temporarily expanding eligibility of Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Also for a limited time, customers at locations with available AT&T Internet speeds above 10 Mbps may be eligible for a speed upgrade up to 25 Mbps. Website
Services Offered: Internet connection for families with children in their coverage areas of Albion, Malta, Raft River, Elba, Almo, Yost, Arco, Howe, Moore, Mackay, Malad City and Holbrook areas; call (208) 673-5335
Services Offered: We are waiving late fees and will not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service through June 30 due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19. Today, we recommitted to the FCC’s ‘Keep Americans Connected Pledge’ outlining these actions. We are also suspending data usage limits for residential customers during this time period due to COVID-19. For most customers, they do not need to contact us to ensure their service remains active. However, due to system limitations, our pre-paid customers may need to contact us if they are unable to access the internet due to a missed payment.
Internet Options for Students Website
Keep Americans Connected Pledge
Services Offered: Every company that signed on to this pledge has committed to not terminate any small business or residental service due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, waive any late fees incurred during this time due to financial constraints, open WiFi hotspots to any American in need. A list of participating companies can be found here.
Services Offered: "Sparklight today announced it will extend through the end of the year many of its relief measures that were set to expire on June 30, 2020, to support customers and communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will continue to make available its 15 Mbps residential internet plan for $10 per month for the first three months of service to help low income families and those most impacted from coronavirus challenges, such as seniors and college students through December 31, 2020. Sparklight is also extending access to free public WiFi hotspots across its footprint through the end of the year in order to keep individuals and communities connected during the crisis." Free wifi hot spots at Sparklight office, 2101 E. Karcher Road in Nampa, Orah Brandt Park, E. Quaker and Orah Way in Nampa, Skyview Park, E. Cottage and Blakeslee in Nampa, Bear Creek Park, Christopher and Stoddard in Meridian, Eighth Street Park, Willowbrook and NW Eighth Street in Meridian, Caldwell Housing Authority, 22730 Farmway Road in Caldwell, Luby Park on N. Illinois and Marble Front Road in Caldwell, and Kuna City Hall at 751 W. Fourth St.. Low cost internet ($10/mo) available to families in need.
Services Offered: "It’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward...We’ll send all new customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.To sign up, applicants can simply visit here. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 or 1-844-488-8395 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish."
Phone: 208-388-2323 Website
Services Offered: For those struggling with bills, please call 208-388-2323
Phone: 800-548-3679 Website
Services Offered: Offering payment plans for those struggling with bills.
Services Offered: In response to COVID-19, T-Mobile introduced T-Mobile Connect, its lowest prices smartphone plan ever, and added lower-cost options for Metro by T-Mobile to help ensure everyone has an affordable option to get and stay connected during these challenging times.
Phone: 208-362-7304 Website
Services Offered: No water shut off unless there is a water main break or similar emergency.
Services Offered: "Verizon extends low-income internet offer through 2020. Verizon will continue to work with customers impacted by COVID-19 to provide the best financial options available now and moving forward."
Unemployment Insurance Website
Services Offered: If you have experienced a loss of employment due to the COVID-19 epidemic, including those who are self-employed, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance from the Idaho Department of Labor. This includes those workers who are temporarily laid off, but intend to go back to work once the economy has resumed.
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Website
Services Offered: Families with children who meet certain requirements may qualify for this program from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, which provides bi-weekly cash assistance to families in need.
Many companies are offering deferment on monthly payments and flexibility with payments. If you are financially strained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider contacting the businesses you pay monthly bills to, and ask if they are offering any flexibility in payments or consider temporarily suspending your services.
Memberships and Subscriptions
Some subscription services you receive monthly (i.e. cable tv, magazines) may allow temporary suspension; contact a service representative at the business to find out more information. Many membership services are offering flexibility to those impacted by COVID-19. Memberships might include a gym, season tickets to sporting events, etc. Contact a service representative at these organizations to discuss your individual circumstance and ask if you can pause services temporarily, or if they are offering any flexibility in payments.
Credit Card Companies
Many credit card companies are allowing customers flexibility in payments, including the ability to skip payments without interest (Apple Card, American Express, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and others). Don't just skip a payment; be sure to call and talk to a service representative. You will need to be prepared to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted your financial experience in order to receive any flexibility.
Several local utility companies are offering flexibility for Idahoans impacted by COVID-19. Utilities may offer flexibility in payments, waive fees, suspend disconnections, offer extended services, etc. Utility companies offering flexibility include AT&T, CenturyLink, Sparklight/Cableone, Spectrum, Verizon, Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas, Suez Water, and others. Don't just skip a payment; be sure to call and talk to a service representative. You will need to be prepared to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted your financial experience in order to receive flexibility. Some internet providers are also providing free services. See above for more information.
Student Loan Payments Website
Through the CARES act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), direct federal student loan payments (not Federal Family Education Loans or private student loans) are suspended through December 31, 2020. Loan recepients won't receive penalty for skipping payments, and credit scores won't be impacted. All automatic payments will be automatically suspended through December.
Some private student loan providers may offer flexibility in payments. Contact your loan holder for more information.
Several insurance providers are allowing skip payments, extending payments, and waiving late fees for customers. Insurance providers offering flexibility at this time include Allstate, Geico, and others. Contact a service provider at your insurance company to discuss your individual situation and explore options.
Auto Payments Website
Many lenders and auto companies are working with loan holders on payment flexibility. Contact your lender to discuss potential options.
Childcare for Frontline Workers
The Department of Health and Welfare is tracking those childcare centers that are open. Please contact the Idaho 2-1-1 Careline by dialing 211 on your phone to find a location.
Boys and Girls Club of Ada
Phone: 208-376-4960 Website Hours of Operation: 7am-6pm weekdays
Services Offered: Boys and Girls Club locations are continuing to provide childcare.
Idaho Stars Location/Service Area: Statewide
Phone: Call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday Website
Services Offered: We assist families who are searching for Child care to find providers.
Jannus Economic Opportunity Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Services Offered: Affordable, quality childcare in a home-based environment. Many providers offer care during evenings, overnights and weekends, and offer transportation as well.
Crush the Curve Website
Services Offered: Free virus and antibody testing. Visit website to take an assessment and make your appointment.
Health Insurance and COIVD-19 Testing/Treatment
Services Offered: "Idaho health carriers have been collaborating with the Idaho Department of Insurance to provide relief for Idahoans during the COVID-19 pandemic. All five major health insurance carriers in Idaho are waiving cost-sharing for both testing and treatment. Those are Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence, SelectHealth, Pacific Source, and Mountain Health Co-Op." - text from Idahopress.com
Family Medical Residency of Idaho Website
Services Offered: "In general, please call the clinic with your questions or if you are worried you may have the disease, rather than walking in for an appointment. This will help us give you the right advice and arrange the right follow up while minimizing the risk to other patients." Offering telehealth services for medical and behavioral health. Pharmacy can be provided through the mail as well as through curb side pickup.
St. Luke's Hospital Location/Service Area: Meridian and Boise locations
Phone: 208-706-5000 Website Hours of Operation: 24 hours
Services Offered: "St. Luke’s offers COVID-19 testing to the following high-priority patients, per recommendations from the Idaho State Testing Taskforce: Patients with COVID-19 symptoms, as confirmed through myChart self-triage, nurse triage by phone at 208-381-9500, or clinical evaluation. Asymptomatic patients (not exhibiting symptoms) will be tested under the following circumstances. Patients should ideally be tested between 24-48 hours (and no more than 72 hours) prior to: A planned surgery or certain procedures that involve increased exposure to a patient’s breath and/or airway (St. Luke’s will coordinate this testing as part of the pre-surgery/pre-procedure process.) Discharge or transfer from a St. Luke’s hospital to a high-risk congregate living facility, such as a long-term care, skilled nursing, or psychiatric care facility."
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Phone: (877)341-2121 Website Hours of Operation: 24 hours
Services Offered: Drive up respiratory screening at the Meridian Saint Alphonsus (3025 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian) and Garrity Urgent Care (1150 Sister Catherine Way, Nampa) from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. Offering a COVID-19 triage phone line at 208-302-2683. Nurses will answer questions about symptoms, screening locations, risk factors, prevention and more. The hotline will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Virtual care for mild conditions at MyeOnline, check with your insurance provider for coverage information.
Saltzer Medical Care Location/Service Area: Nampa
Phone: 208-463-3000 Website
Services Offered: Drive up COVID-19 testing at South Meridian, Caldwell, North Nampa, and South Nampa from 8am-8pm
Terry Reilly Health Services Website
Services Offered: "Encouraging patients to call before coming into the clinic and will be screened before entering. To accommodate patients in their home they are offering telehealth services for medical, dental and behavioral health."
Valley Family Health Care Website
Services Offered: "Encouraging patients to call before coming into the clinic and will be screened before entering. To accommodate patients in their home they are offering telehealth services for medical and behavioral health. Dental services are limited to emergency / acute only at this time"
West Valley Medical Care Center Location/Service Area: Caldwell
Phone: 208-459-4161 Website
Services Offered: COVID-19 testing M-F, 5am-5pm at Main Entrance or 24/7 at Emergency Room
All Seasons Family Care Location/Service Area: Boise, Nampa, Mountain Home
Phone: 208-321-0634 Website Hours of Operation: 9-5 Monday-Friday and other hours by appointment. Telemedicine and Telehealth
Address: 6933 W Emerald Boise ID 83704
Services Offered: Primary Care/Healthy Connections Provider, linking to services and supplies/case management, emotional support/fear reduction, behavioral health, SUD and relapse prevention, education on COVID-19 best practices/helpful cleaning tips, demonstrations of cleaning and hand washing routines.
Central District Health Location/Service Area: Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley County
Phone: 208-327-7500 Website Hours of Operation: 8-8 M and Tu, 8-5 Wed - Fri
Services Offered: Family Planning (visits and prescriptions), Immunizations, Basic Primary Care
Family Medicine Health Center Location/Service Area: Boise (Raymond and Idaho streets), Meridian, Kuna, Nampa
Phone: 208-514-2400 Website
Hours of Operation: Refer to website, hours vary by location
Services Offered: Acute Care, urgent care, telehealth options
Genesis Community Health Center Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Phone: 208-384-5200 Website Address: 215 W. 35th St., Garden City, ID
Hours of Operation: M and F from 8-5, T and Th from 8-7:30, W from 8-1
Services Offered: Free medical, dental, and mental healthcare--but cannot have people into clinic with cough, fever, or known COVID-19 exposure.
Services Offered: "Healthwise is a not-for-profit health education company based here in the Treasure Valley. As a public service, they’ve created a COVID-19 resource center with plain language, evidence-based articles, videos, infographics, and more."
Idaho SHIBA Location/Service Area: Idaho
Hours of Operation: 8am - 5pm MT
Services Offered: We can answer questions about Medicare coverage of COVID-19 related services.
Saltzer Home Health Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Services Offered: "Saltzer Home Health and Home Care are considered essential services, our staff is committed to helping people and provide care in their homes during this healthcare crisis. Home Care services include Personal Care Services such as patient assistance with activities of daily living from a highly qualified caregiver, as well as long-term support services in the home. We offer Private Duty Nursing and have an on-staff Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional for those with children who have a qualifying diagnosis. We are a Medicaid service provider."
Southwest District Health Location/Service Area: Southwest Idaho
Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm Monday - Friday
Services Offered: call center hotline to answer questions: 208-455-5411
Your Health Idaho Location/Service Area: Statewide
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MDT)
Services Offered: Idahoans who recently lost employer-sponsored health insurance could be eligible for coverage with a Special Enrollment Period at Your Health Idaho. Our team is available to answer questions and assist with the application process.
Mental Health and Crisis Resources
A Body & Mind Health Services LLC Location/Service Area: Ada and Canyon County
Phone: 208-683-8320 Website
Address: 148 S Cole Rd, Boise
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday 9 am-5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-8 pm, Thursday, Friday 9 am -5 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Services Offered: Therapy (Individual, family, all ages) CBRS, Case Management, Peer Support, Target Service Coordination
Empower Idaho Location: Statewide
Phone: 208-947-4288 Website
Hours of Operation: Available M-F 8:30-5pm by phone
Services Offered: We have live and archived webinars on mental and behavioral health as well as the ability to provide resource information for mental and behavioral health services.
Empowering Choices Counseling Location/Service Area: Canyon County / Tele-Health in Idaho
Hours of Operation: Can schedule as needed for client
Services Offered: Tele-Therapy
Faces of Hope Location/Service Area: Ada County
Hours of Operation: 24 hour services available
Services Offered: Faces of Hope provides triage for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking. Through one door we provide wrap-around support services that include medical, educational, emotional, and legal support to victims of abuse. All of this support is provided at no cost to the victim.
Services Offered: To help the community stay informed about Coronavirus Disease, we’ve created English and Spanish versions of several free COVID-19 resources, including learning topics, infographics, and videos, for you to share with your community.
Human Supports of Idaho Location/Service Area: Boise and Caldwell
Hours of Operation: Our business hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to answer phones calls.
Services Offered: We are offering Telehealth and/or Telephonic services for Individual Therapy, Groups, Psychiatric Medication Management, Case Management, CBRS, and peer support.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Behavioral Health Distress Hotline Phone: 1-888-330-3010
Services Offered: Anonymous help for anyone experiencing anxiet, distress, or loneliness during COVID-19 pandemic.
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition Location/Service Area: Ada County
Hours of Operation: Program Staff 9-5 Monday-Friday, Mental Health Services 9-4 Monday and Friday, Case Management available 24/7 through our Crisis Hotline
Services Offered: We have modified the way we will deliver some of the services we provide to reduce in-person contact, but will continue to provide the services to those who need us. We have moved to TeleHealth clinical counseling and case management. To schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation visit our website at https://idahoatc.org/outpatient-clinic or you can email our staff. IATC services are provided with or without insurance.
Idaho Federation for Families Location/Service Area: Statewide
Hours of Operation: M-F 9-5 by phone
Services Offered: Our Family Support Line is operational Mon-Fri 9am-5pm MT. We are providing support and resources to families who have children at home with emotional and behavioral health needs.
Intermountain Hospital Location/Service Area: Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Phone: 208-377-8400 Website
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Services Offered: Mental Health Services
Life Counseling Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Phone: 208-465-5433 Website
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
Services Offered: Counseling Services, CBRS, Case Management, Telehealth
Mental Health America
Services Offered: Information on mental health during disease outbreaks, financial support, tools and resources for anxiety, resources for parents.
One Love Agency Location/Service Area: Statewide
Services Offered: Mental health; EMDR and addiction. Telehealth services, need either a smart phone or a PC with a camera and microphone.
Pride Mental Health Location/Service Area: Boise Phone: 208-322-2928 Website
Services Offered: Providing support for anyone experiencing mental stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Region 4 Behavioral Health- Crisis Services Location/Service Area: Ada, Elmore, Valley, Boise counties
Phone: 208-334-0808 Website
Services Offered: Please call our crisis line if you have a mental health crisis or need 208-334-0808
Pathways Community Crisis Center Location/Service Area: Southwest Idaho
Phone: 1-833-5-CRISIS Website
Address: 7192 Potomac Drive, Boise
Services Offered: Walk in crisis support after a short health screening, also offering TeleMental Health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Website
Services Offered: Tips for taking care of your mental/behavioral health during COVID-19
Western Idaho Community Crisis Center Location/Service Area: Caldwell and surrounding areas
Phone: 208-402-1044 Website
Address: 524 Cleveland Boulevard, Suite 160, Caldwell
Services Offered: Walk in crisis support after a short health screening
Treasure Valley Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous Website
Services Offered: Teleconferencing/Zoom meetings and outdoor meetings for those needing support during this time.
Women's and Children's Alliance Location/Service Area: Ada County and surrounding
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4pm
Services Offered: We have a team at the Crisis Center ready to assist those who need us Monday –Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our hotlines are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for anyone to call from anywhere. Domestic Abuse Hotline 208-343-7025 / Sexual Assault Hotline 208-345-7273. Our clinicians, case managers and other program staff are continuing to support clients through telephonic phone appointments. The Court Advocate team can be reached at 208-343-3688 ext. 200. Our emergency and transitional domestic violence shelters will continue to operate with trained client advocates there to support our residential clients.
Coronavirus Anxiety Support Website
Services Offered: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
West Valley Medical Center Behavioral Health Services
Services Offered: If you or someone you know is in need of behavioral health services, call the 24-7 support line 855-755-5955
Idaho Strong Website
Idaho Strong is an initiative from the Department of Health and Welfare developed to help address the impacts of COVID-19. The program provides support for Idahoans struggling with the effects of the pandemic by facilitating emotional support, resource linkage, skills for building resilience, and community education. Through the Idaho Strong program there is a COVID Help Now Line. To access the COVID Help Now Line, individuals can call or text (986) 867-1073 or call Toll Free (866) 947-5186 to speak to a representative. COVID Help Now Line is staffed from 8am to 8pm Mountain Time, 7 days a week. Callers may also leave a message during off hours and receive a return call the following day. Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people and no records or case files are kept. We are here to listen, and here to help. The Idaho Strong program has seven trained responders throughout the state who are available to support the needs of our fellow Idahoans as we navigate these challenging times. You can call, text, or email your region representative: Region 1 (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone Counties): Contact Alacia Handy at 208-982-0821 or Alacia.Handy@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 2 (Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce Counties): Wesley Neisler, 986-200-8685 or Wesley.Neisler1@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 3 (Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington Counties): Lillian Toumey, 986-200-8995 or Lillian.Toumey@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 4 (Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley Counties): Jenna Sheldon, 986-200-8996 or Jenna.Sheldon@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 5 (Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls Counties): Jennifer Ramos, 986-200-8043 or Jennifer.Ramos@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 6 (Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power Counties): Tara Contreras, 986-200-9756 or Tara.Contreras@dhw.idaho.gov / Region 7 (Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton Counties): Shannon Fox, 986-200-9402 or Shannon.Fox@dhw.idaho.gov
Finally, the Department of Health & Welfare is also offering counseling assistance for frontline workers. We recognize the stress of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak puts frontline workers at an increased risk for experiencing secondary traumatic stress reactions. A frontline worker can call 866-536-0239 and receive 24-7 telephonic crisis counseling, as well as screening and benefit navigation services if the caller calls during work hours Monday-Friday. For individuals who do not have access to behavioral health services through their current benefits, or who have significant financial barriers to accessing those benefits, they can receive up to five free confidential sessions with a licensed behavioral health professional.
Services Offered: Your local Albertsons is hiring immediately to meet up with store demands during this time. Reach out to the store manager at your local Albertsons for more information.
Idaho Department of Labor Website
Services Offered: Unemployment insurance is a program for workers unemployed through no fault of their own and is not a paid sick leave program. An individual whose workplace is temporarily or permanently closed may file a claim for unemployment. In order to be eligible, the individual must be physically and mentally able to work and be available for work at the time of filing the claim.
Services Offered: "One month free access to all resume and cover letter templates in our Premium membership. We’re making this offer available through April 10."
Services Offered: Immediate hiring of 150,000 positions nationwide
Whole Foods Website
Services Offered: Hiring for in-store shoppers
US Department of Labor Website
Services Offered: New employer sick leave requirements - "Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis"
Boise State University's Bronco Corps
Bronco Corps will bring together students from every major in the College of Business and Economics to identify innovative solutions that will ensure the continued viability of Idaho's nonprofit and small business community. COBE's Career Services Office will work with nonprofit and small business partners to create job descriptions for their positions of greatest need. Potential projects are: helping businesses with PPP loan forgiveness, creating online or mobile business sites, finding solutions to supply chain issues, creating a marketing campaign and assisting with business operations, human resource or accounting challenges. Contact Mark Bannister, Dean, College of Business and Economics at email@example.com
Small Business Administration Location/Service Area: Small businesses in Idaho
Services Offered: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Idaho small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Brad Little on March 18, 2020.
Economic Opportunity - Micro-Enterprise and Finance Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley and Twin Falls
Services Offered: We are continuing to provide services remotely. Hours of operation M-F 8:30am-5pm. Rent/housing assistance and business assistance through emergency personal loans and small business loans.Interest and payments deferred for the first 4 months for those initiating new loans.
Nonprofit Support, Small Business Administration Disaster Economic Injury Loan Assistance Location/Service Area: Nonprofits in Idaho
Services Offered: Idaho nonprofits ARE eligible for Small Business Administration disaster economic injury loan assistance and at a LOWER rate of 2.75%. Visit here for more information.
SBDC Idaho Website
Services Offered: " Idaho Small Business Development Center consultants are available to work with your business, answering questions, providing resources, and advocating for your business to help get through this period. Currently, each of our Centers across the state are open for business, although due to current social distancing measures, all meetings will be virtual by phone or video conference."
Small Business Fund - U.S. Chamber Foundation Website
Starting April 20th, small businesses will be eligible for grants in the amount of $5,000.
Ada Community Library
Services Offered: Phone and email services Tuesday-Thursday 11 am to 6 pm; extended WiFi hours accessible in parking lot; new library card remote registration; digital resources such as movies, music, ebooks, eaudiobooks, reference sources, children's picture books, etc.
Services Offered: Hundreds of titles completely free for ages 0-18
Boise Public Library
Services Offered: Library locations are closed, but digital resources are still accessible by the public! Visit here for more information.
Caldwell Public Library Location/Service Area: Caldwell & surrounding communities
Services Offered: Phone & virtual reference/information services, electronic resources via our website, public Wi-Fi on the outside of the library.
Classroom Idaho: Learn @ Home from Idaho Public Television Website
Services Offered: Thousands of Idaho students don’t have a computer at home or a way to connect to the internet so they can learn remotely during this coronavirus pandemic. But nearly every family in Idaho has a television set and can watch Idaho Public Television. That is where IdahoPTV’s “Classroom Idaho: Learn @ Home” programming can connect these students with certified Idaho teachers so that they can finish learning for the balance of this school year. Beginning April 20, Idaho teachers will provide instruction to students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 via Idaho Public Television’s CREATE channel (one of our five free over-the-air broadcast channels). Third grade instruction begins at 8am MT/7am PT; 4th grade instruction begins at 9am MT/8am PT; 5th grade instruction begins at 10am MT/9am PT and 6th grade instruction begins at 11am MT/10am PT. The instruction will be aligned with what the students would be learning if they were still attending their brick-and-mortar schools.The same lessons will also be available in playlists for students with connectivity at IdahoPTV’s YouTube channel.
Like nearly everyone around the globe, daily life at the Center for Science and Society has been uprooted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are looking for ways to help, options for teaching our childrent, and sometimes, an escape from it all. This list will be updated regularly.
Educational Websites for Kids & Learning Resources Guide Website
Idaho Commission for Libraries Location/Serivce Area: Statewide
Phone: 208-334-2150 Website
Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm
Services Offered: Idaho Talking Book Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired remains open, customer service representatives available; LiLI.org free databases for online learning, genealogy, auto repair, reader's advisory and more; DayByDayID.org virtual storytimes for preschool children. For local library services, check library's website. Many Idaho libraries offer digital catalogs with audio and e-books, and sometimes movies.
National Emergency Library Website
Services Offered: 4 million digital books online for free, no waiting lists
TRIO Educational Opportunity Center Location/Service Area: Ada and Canyon County
Hours of Operation: M-F, 9am-5pm, via telephone only
Services Offered: For those who are having trouble contacting their schools, managing their financial aid, or unsure if they will be able to make student loan payments. We can make sure individuals do not fall into additional financial hardship with their student loans. EOC assists and enrolls eligible adults in college and career training programs through exploring available programs, completing admissions requirements, identifying and filling out financial aid applications, and more
University of Idaho Extension Location/Service Area: Public education
Hours of Operation: Our organization is open for the time being, but hours/operations may be scaled back
Services Offered: Education across multiple relevant subjects, (food safety, nutrition, gardening, and finance.) and collaborative methods to teach audiences remotely.
University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County Location/Service Area: Canyon Couty
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm If possible, public are encouraged to call and email rather than stop by.
Services Offered: Our office provides research based resources for food and nutrition, gardening and lawns, youth development, livestock and small acreages, and crops. Clientele can call or email with questions about food safety, food preservation, any questions with lawn or garden care, keeping youth active and engaged, caring for livestock and acreage, and crop production. We are a local hub of information from the University of Idaho on many topics and provide those to the public. Our programs are continuing through online platforms with things people can do at home. We have extensive resources and handouts that can be emailed to people or talked about by phone.
Idaho Department of Education Website
Idaho State Board of Education Website
Idaho Out of School Network
Services Offered: Follow the ION's Facebook Page for daily material parents and educators can use at home with children
Idaho Parents Unlimited Location/Service Area: Statewide Resource Center
Services Offered: Sharing of resources and information
Idaho STEM Action Center Website
Services Offered: The Idaho STEM Action Center, in response to the current environment of students, parents, and teachers working and studying from home will be launching STEM@Home – a one stop-shop for STEM-tastic activities, experiments, and other STEM-related resources! These FREE resources will help ensure our STEM enthusiasts stay engaged during school closures, and that educators have the online learning tools they need to explore STEM horizons in new ways
Online resources for K-1 parents from Lee Pesky Learning Center Website
PBS Kids daily newsletter with activity ideas while kids are home Website
GoNoodle website - active videos and activities for kids at home Website
A large list of educational resources from Amazing Educational Resources Website
Learning A-Z, free virtual resources for educators for the rest of the year Website
Talking to kids about Coronavirus Website
Wash Your Hands Song (Baby Shark) Website
Talking to your children about social isolation from grandparents Website
YMCA On-Demand Videos Website
Boise Bicycle Project Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Hours of Operation: We are closed to general public, but open to those with no other transportation options Wed-Saturday 11-5pm.
Services Offered: Free bike repair at BBP for those with no other transportation options. Kids bike donations, we can deliver in the Boise area. Mobile bike repair for kids bikes in the Boise area.
Valley Regional Transit Location/Service Area: Ada and Canyon Counties
Phone: 2082582729 Website
Hours of Operation: 6 AM to 9:00 PM, M-S
Services Offered: We are the transit authority for Ada and Canyon county providing bus and shuttle service for the two counties. The buses are operating as normal currently, this may change. Our Meridian office for bus pass sales is open currently as is the Main Street Station in Boise
Team Mazda Subaru
Services Offered: "Free oil changes to first responders and front-workers. Police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors and other health care workers qualify for this offer, up to two per household. The dealership is also offering pick-up and delivery service to the owners’ home or place of work. To schedule an appointment, call Team Mazda Subaru (Nampa/Caldwell/Boise) before April 30 at 208-455-0322 or 1-800-NEXT-CAR." - taken from Idahopress.com
Ada County Government Website
Services we Offer: provides numerous state mandated services to the communities we serve. Everything from courts, to public safety, to elections. Each Ada County department and Office has been affected by efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please see the list below of services that have been affected and facilities that have been closed.
City of Caldwell
Phone: 208-455-3300 Website
Services Offered: Please check the City of Caldwell website for closures/cancellations of City of Caldwell buildings/program/events. Utility and safety services offered by the City of Caldwell will continue.
Consulate of Mexico Website
Phone: 208-343-6228 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services Offered: Assisting Mexican citizens with the following services: urgent passport or consular ID. Please call 208-919-1857 (emergencies only please). Obtain information about medical services in your city or county in case someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms. Access electronic resources to obtain update information on preventative health measures in your area. Information about transporting a deceased person back to Mexico. Information about labor rights, migratory and legal matters. You can also contact us via email email@example.com o via our Facebook page (Consulado de México en Boise) to send questions or requests. Appointments are currently cancelled per State Government mandate.
EO Starling Project Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Services Offered: EO Starling Project pairs young women (ages 18-25) who have arrived as refugees with mentors in the Treasure Valley. Trained mentors and project staff assist mentees in building professional networks, acquiring and honing new skills, accessing new spaces, and creating personal and professional growth opportunities. We offer a supportive network to explore and grow.
Hopeful Connections for Foster and Adoptive Families
Services Offered: Free virtual get together for foster and adoptive families in Idaho. Adoptive parents: Tuesday at 8pm, Foster parents Wednesday at 8pm. Visit here and request access to receive login information.
Idaho Central Credit Union Website
Services Offered: "Idaho Central is offering borrower assistance including a Signature Loan and Skip-a-Payment option on most consumer loans, as well as a Business Relief Loan and Skip-a-Payment option on most business loans. We are also offering the SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan and SBA Express Bridge loan as well as participating in the SBA Debt Relief program for all 7(a) loans...We have added capacity to all of our inbound phone systems, and we’re proud to offer help over the phone, through Live Chat and VideoChat."
LINC Living Independence Network Council Location/Service Area: Boise, Caldwell
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm by phone or email. Our physical offices will be closed.
Services Offered: Information and Referral- This program helps people locate things they need to live independently or transition and integrate into the community. We can support with answering questions about Covid-19 related issues, housing, employment, transportation, systems advocacy, healthcare, Social Security Administration assistance, Unemployment, and any number of important issues.
Northwest Youth Corps Location/Service Area: Idaho, Washington, Idaho
Services Offered: Paid, outdoor job-training experience
Money Fit by DRS
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm by phone
Services Offered: Debt management to deal with high-interest credit cards and with debt collection accounts
Nampa Family Justice Location/Service Area: Nampa and surrounding areas
Phone: 208 475-5700 Website
Services Offered: We are still open to the public 8am-5pm for clients that have not been impacted by the Coronavirus. For clients that have been impacted, we are calling them to see if they are in need of resources. We will talk to clients over the phone and clients are welcome to message us via our face book page. We here for the community and want to help in any way we can.
Rays for Rare Location/Service Area: Treasure Valley
Services Offered: We bring uplifting support to medically fragile children and their families through practical supports like housecleaning, lawn care, meals and community. In this time of uncertainty we have increased our efforts for these vulnerable members of our community by gathering needed supplies and additionally providing Sunshine Boxes filled with staple food items, paper goods and a little light where skies are gray.
Self Isolation Advice from John Hopkins Website
Services Offered: Advice on self-quaranting for roomates or family members
U-Haul Location/Service Area: U-Haul locations in US and Canada
Phone: 602-263-6981 Website
Services Offered: U-Haul is offering free 30 day self storage for college students in US and Canada, visit https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offer... for more information