IDAHO


2-1-1 Idaho Careline

  • Visit idaho.gov, call 2-1-1, or text 989211
  • Search from over 11,000 resources to find free or low-cost services or resources near you. Including rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, childcare resources, emergency shelter, and more.
FOOD

 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Helps low-income families buy the food they need in order to stay healthy.

PEBT

Families of children who receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school may receive financial assistance to replace school meals during the school year 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 school closures or schools with reduced attendance (hybrid classes).

Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income families by providing emergency food assistance at no cost.

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Provides USDA foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations

Idaho Food Bank

Free food assistance services.

School Lunch Program

During the school year, qualifying children can receive free and reduced-cost meals while at school.

Summer Meal Program

During summer break, children can receive free meals at food sites.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)

Provides temporary cash benefits for eligible low-income families and households to help pay for food, clothing, shelter and other essentials.

Home Energy Assistance Program

Helps Idaho families pay utility bills, weatherize homes, and provides energy conservation education.

Idaho Telephone Assistance Program

Helps low-income families pay for basic telephone service installation costs or monthly costs for basic residential telephone service.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Provides a temporary discount on monthly internet bills. Qualifying low-income households can receive up to $50/month on internet service and equipment rentals (up to $75/month discount if household is on qualifying Tribal lands) and a one-time $100 discount for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.

HEALTH
Behavioral Health

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

Online chat available at idahosuicideprevention.org

Call (800) 273-8255 or Text (208) 398-4357

You don’t have to be suicidal to call. If you or a loved one need to talk, call now. Someone is always there for you on the other end of the line.

National Alliance of Mental Illness – Idaho

NAMI Idaho serves residents across the state with free mental health support, online groups, resources and education.

Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

System of care to help youth under the age of 18 who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED).

 

General

Children’s Special Health Program

Statewide financial assistance program for uninsured children with a qualifying medical condition.

Family Planning

Health facilities provide affordable family planning services including a broad range of contraceptive methods, health education, and related preventative health services.

Home Visiting Program

Empowering pregnant women, children and families through its evidence-based home visiting services. Participating families gain knowledge and skills to support their children’s health and well-being. If you qualify for WIC, you will also qualify for home visiting.

Immunizations

Immunization allow a person to become protected against a disease through vaccination. Some vaccinations are provided at no or low-cost in Idaho.

Women’s Health Check

Provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic testing to low-income, uninsured women.

 

Hearing

Idaho Sound Beginnings

Provides newborn hearing screening assistance.

 

Insurance

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Low-cost health coverage program for children under age 19 whose family income is too high to qualify for Medicaid.

Katie Beckett Progra

A special program for children with complex medical needs or disabilities who live at home with their families. Requires Medicaid application.

Medicaid

Provides healthcare services for low-income people and families.

Your Health Idaho

Subsidized health care when you don’t qualify for Medicaid. Shop, compare and choose the health insurance coverage that’s right for your family.

 

Vision

InfantSEE

No-cost eye assessments for infants 6-12 months.

New Eyes

Provides a basic pair of single or bifocal lenses. A voucher is for individuals who have no other resources with which to obtain a basic pair of eyeglasses.

Prevent Blindness

Information and additional resources for you and your child’s eye health.

PARENTING RESOURCES
Child Care

Idaho Child Care Program

Serves families by providing childcare assistance to working families paying for a portion of childcare.

 

Developmental

CDC’s Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. To see milestones for your child’s age: Visit the website or Download the app

Head Start Program

Helps low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs

Infant Toddler Program

Coordinates a system of early interventions to assist children from birth to 3 years of age who have developmental delay or conditions that may result in a developmental delay.

Infants

Crying Baby Plan

Sometimes babies cry for no apparent reason. Use a crying plan to help everyone feel calmer.

Safe Sleep

Protect your newborn by learning the ABC’s of safe sleep. Safe sleep practices can help protect babies from sleep-related causes of infant death.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcohol

Alcoholics Resource Center

Find Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Idaho.

 

General

IDHW Substance Abuse Services & Resources

IDHW has different paths by which you may access treatment and recovery support services to help you find and maintain a life of recovery from substance use disorder.

Recovery Idaho

Peer-based recovery support services.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Get help finding treatment centers and other resources.

 

Tobacco/Nicotine

Project Filter

Quitting tobacco, nicotine, and vaping is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Project Filter can help each step of the way.

Visit projectfilter.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for 24/7 help