720 W Washington St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 343-3688
The Women's and Children's Alliance provides comprehensive services to Vvictims of domestic and sexual violence Since 1980, the nonprofit WCA has been in the forefront of protecting women and their children escaping violent circumstances The WCA Crisis Center's secure residential shelters primarily serve abused women and their children from Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties. The agency also provides uniquely comprehensive local support services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Agency offers a 24 hour domestic violence and/or rape hot line, temporary shelter, residential program (housing for up to 90 days), support groups, individual counseling, education classes and court advocacy for women experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault Shelter and residential services are available to children of the parent utilizing services On site child care available for support groups and classes Must call and give WCA 24 hour notice if you need child care for the support group and/or classes.
Clothing, counseling, parenting courses, help with assistance programs A self-help program One-on-one counseling and educational support group provided *Need to provide own food.
**Thrift Shop Complimenting the established Crisis Center program is the WCA Thrift Store. Individuals within the community contribute clothing, household items, and other in valuables that may then be sold to the general public to generate revenue. More importantly, however, these items are then made available, at no cost, to the Crisis Center residents.
Thrift Shop Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.
Office: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm MON - THU;8:00 am to 5:00 pm FRI;
Crisis line: 24 hours daily
Friendship Feast every Sunday @ 5:00 pm.***Free Dinner 3rd Thursday of Month @ 6:00 pm*** Good Sam Days (local bus passes, 1 gas voucher/ toiletries) 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 1:30 pm *** Food Pantry-lunch bags-Daily Sun-Fri. *** Baby Needs Closet (diapers/wipes/clothes/equipment) M & W 1:00-4:30 pm***
Church Hours 7:00am - 9:00pm M-F and Sat. 8-5 and Sun. 7-7.
Birthright offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. Information and referral for medical, legal or housing needs. Referrals to social agencies and professional counseling. Free baby clothing (up to 12 months) and maternity clothes Friendship, support, encouragement to help women carry their babies to term.
701 E 44th St Garden City, ID 83714 (800) 632-4813
Private, non-profit agency which serves the economically and socially disadvantaged by responding to their specific needs, enabling them to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential through individual, social, and educational development.
Services may include, but are not limited to, food commodities, emergency food, energy assistance, clothing, limited financial assistance dependent upon funding sources, family development programs, special housing programs, and telephone assistance (you can apply for the telephone assistance program at either Health and Welfare or the Community Action Agency) Other community programs may be available, call your local office for details.
IDA stands for Individual Development Accounts. IDAs are matched savings accounts that can only be used to save for a certain asset goal. To get more information ask to speak to an account manager.
*** EFFECTIVE 3/1/11 - FOOD BANK HOURS 9 AM TO 1 PM
Offers emergency food, clothing, furniture, shelter assistance, information and referral, emergency travel assistance, summer camps for low income, and missing persons information
Project Share - UTILITY ASSISTANCE OCTOBER 1 THRU APRIL 30.
The CATCH program - Charitable Assistance To Community's Homeless - primarily assists homeless families with children younger than 18 The program is also available to young adults, ages 18 to 22, who are aging out of foster care.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm MON-FRI.
Senior Day 2nd Friday of each month 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OPERATION SCHOOL BELL: School officials refer children in need to ALB for new clothing, hygiene kits, and shoe vouchers. Since beginning OSB, ALB volunteers have dressed in excess of 20,000 children in need.
THRIFT STORE: Offers clothing at low cost for adults and children Also, offers small domestic items at low cost.
CINDERELLA'S CLOSET: From our inventory of over 600 donated gowns we are able to lend, for a minimal cleaning charge, dresses to high school girls for their school proms and special dances. Tuxedo's are also available for young men in the Ada County schools.
OPERATION SCHOOL SUPPLIES: District-designated supplies are given to Ada County students whose parents are in need. In 2007 more than 3500 elementary students in 83 schools received crayons, rulers, glue, paper, etc.
PROJECT HEARING: Volunteers provide assistance to Ada County hearing impaired, and scholarships to hearing impaired students. Hearing aids or equipment are given to people in need.
HISTORY IN THE BROWN HOUSE: This 1889 restored house teaches real-life history lessons on how our forefathers lived. Nearly 2200 children and adults toured this home last year.
BABY BUNDLES: This philanthropy will provide layettes to newborns of families in need of assistance.
10740 W Fairview Ave Boise, ID 83713 (208) 375-4681
Deseret Industries is a thrift shop/second hand store that has used low cost furniture, clothing, electrical items etc.
Employment & training options available upon referral from LDS bishop
For vouchers to shop in Deseret stores callers need to contact and meet with a local LDS Bishop To obtain the name of the local Bishop please call the LDS Helpline with your current address 1-800-453-3860 If you do not have a local address, please leave your message with the Transient Bishop's Office at 319-0476 and they will return your call.