When people in Boise, Idaho are in need of assistance, there are a variety of programs available to help. From providing basic necessities to offering educational opportunities, community organizations are dedicated to helping those in need. Children and young people are a major focus of many of these programs. For instance, the Immanuel Food Scholarship Dinner on December 15th provides meals for children and young people who may not have access to food otherwise.
Love INC is another organization that listens to people's stories and explores solutions to their problems. The Home Partnership Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with employers, private citizens, developers, local governments and others to make charitable donations that can help meet a variety of philanthropic objectives. The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a free statewide community information and referral service provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Wellness. It includes programs that provide free or low-cost health and social services.
People can call 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588 or text 898211 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm to contact a community resource specialist. The Home Partnership Foundation also works with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide grants that help support Idaho's homeless shelter operations and capital needs.
The Foundation depends on many partners to make a difference in the lives of Idahoans who need housing services and resources. The Jesse Tree has been providing a safety net for more than 6,650 people at risk of becoming homeless in Ada County since 2001. In Salmon, Idaho, the Mahoney Family Safety Center provides emergency shelter, food, transportation and other urgent needs to victims of domestic violence.