We have assembled resources we trust and will continue to update this page on a regular basis.
- 211 Community Resources from The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Idaho Department of Labor: Unemployment and job search opportunities
Food (School and Pantries)
- School District (School Locator) link: Search for student free lunch for your children.
- Food Pantries:
- Idaho Foodbank Locator: Search the Idaho Foodbank for foodbanks near you.
There is no easy to use comprehensive food pantry/foodbank site. If you are unsure about food pantries/food banks in your area, check with local churches.
- Unable to pay utilities: If you are unable to pay utilities (electricity/water/sewer) contact the utility or if you pay your bill directly to the city, contact the city to see if they can work with you during this difficult time.
- Idaho Housing and Finance Association: Funding is currently available for short-term assistance for renters unable to pay utilities. You must meet eligibility criteria.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association: COVID-19 resources for customers and partners. Idaho Housing and Finance Association is working to stabilize Idaho households affected by COVID-19 and the related economic crisis. If you or your renter has lost income because of the pandemic and cannot pay rent or utilities, short-term assistance may be available to prevent eviction.
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority: COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
Community Action Partnerships (CAP): A private, non-profit association dedicated to fighting the causes and conditions of poverty in Idaho
- Lewiston CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Idaho, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone.
- Eastern Idaho CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Bonneville, Bingham, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Lemhi, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton.
- El-Ada CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Ada and Elmore.
- South Central CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Blaine, Camas, Twin Falls, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, and Minidoka.
- Southeastern Idaho CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, or Power County
- Western Idaho CAP:
- Counties: Assistance is offered for low income families in Adams, Boise, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington, Asotin.
The list of community resources is a work in progress. If there is a resource in your community or region of the state, please share by listing it in the comments section below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ada and Canyon County Self Rescue Manual: A guide to all community resources and supports in Ada County & Canyon County.
- Agency for New Americans: 208-955-0160 (Boise): Refugee assistance program.
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Auntbertha search the social service website for Idaho
- Blaine Recovery: Community resource website for Blaine County residents.
- Catholic Charities: 208-345-6031 (Boise)/208-881-0740 (Idaho Falls): Provides counseling, adult education, immigration legal services, youth support, financial wellness, and resource referrals.
- College of Southern Idaho, Refugee Center: 208-736-4711 (Twin Falls): Refugee assistance program.
- Jesse Tree of Idaho: 208-383-9486 (Ada and Canyon County residents): provides a safety net for low-income households in the Treasure Valley who are at risk of becoming homeless. Provide clients with case management, landlord mediation, financial wellness planning, and timely financial assistance. Additional Treasure Valley resources
- Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence: List of shelters in Idaho
- Idaho Community Council: 208-454-1652 (Administrative Office): Statewide organization works to improve the social and economic status of local communities through workforce preparation, education, cultural awareness, civil rights advocacy, and well-being services.
- Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance: Relief Fund and Application
- Idaho Legal Aid Services: COVID-19 and other free legal advice phone lines.
- Immigrant Justice Idaho (IJI): 208-342-0434 (Boise): IJI is a statewide organization which provides free and low-cost immigration legal services, and education about immigration law and policy.
- Intermountain Fair Housing Council: 208-383-0695 (Boise): Statewide organization helps represent individuals who feel they are being discriminated against in their housing.
- International Rescue Committee (IRC): 208-344-1792 (Boise) Refugee resettlement, economic empowerment, community integration, development, and immigration services statewide.
- La Posada: 208-734-8700 (Twin Falls): Provides immigration assistance within immigration law, counseling, emergency assistance, and low-income taxpayer clinic.
- League of United Latin American Citizens: LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide.
- Magic Valley Humanitarian Center (Rupert): Completely volunteer staffed, community based, non-profit organization serving those in need in our community.
- Mexican Consulate: COVID-19 information and resources.
- PODER/Idaho Organization of Resource Councils/Community Council of Idaho: Facebook Live video
- United Way of the Treasure Valley: site has a list of resources.
- United Way of South Central Idaho (Magic Valley): 208-733-4922 (Twin Falls): site does not have a comprehensive list of local resources. Consider calling and asking.
- United Way of Southeast Idaho (Pocatello/Idaho Falls areas): site has a list of resources and info.
- United Way of Northern Idaho: 208-667-8112 (Coeur d’Alene): No list of resources is available on their site, however consider calling.
- United Way (Lewiston/Clark): site has a list of resources in the area.