Local Family Assistance

  • The following resources are helpful to families facing precarious housing and families in financial crisis. When seeking assistance from local and state agencies, it is generally required to provide identification, eviction/shut-off notices, or other documents regarding your situation.



    Local Resource Booklet: Download the complete booklet.

    Free & Reduced School Lunches Information

    (208) 667-7469

    www.cdaschools.org   Departments-Nutrition Services-Free and Reduced Priced Meals

    During School Closure: LUNCHES ARE AVAILABLE AS GRAB-N-GO https://www.cdaschools.org/Page/9489


    Idaho Housing and Finance Association Renter Assistance Program


    Community Action Partnership

    Programs Offered: Food Banks, Family Development, Emergency Services, Home Weatherization, Energy Assistance, Telephone Assistance, Affordable Housing, Children and Youth Services, and Senior Services.

    4144 W. Industrial Loop
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
    Phone: (208) 664-8757
    Fax: (208) 664-8586
    Toll-free: 1-800-326-4843 (Lewiston, not the local office)

    Kootenai County Assistance

    Services Provided: assistance with medical costs, prescription assistance, rental assistance, and utility assistance.

    451 Government Way
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 446-1000

    Relatives As Parents

    Support for relatives raising children in their homes. Financial support for basic needs including food and gas available. 

    Glenda Weaver

    Family Promise

    Provides a sheltering program for families through a network of churches. Meals, case management, educational services and much more is provided. Families must have at least one child (woman can be pregnant) in order to qualify. Only 3 families are accepted into the program and can stay for up to 3 months’ time.

    501 E. Wallace Avenue
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 777-4190

    St. Vincent de Paul H.E.L.P. Center

    This is a “one stop” center to provide crucial services to the homeless and those in need.

    Agencies and services available: St. Vincent’s Affordable Housing office (emergency, transitional, housing first and affordable housing), ICARE program (teaching parenting & child abuse prevention), Social Security Disability Insurance paperwork, Idaho Department of Labor employment services, Idaho Department of Veteran’s Services, Dirne Community Health Clinic (medical and dental checkups), NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Homeless Prevention and rapid Re-Housing Program.

    201 E. Harrison
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 664-3095

    St. Pius

    Can provide help with attaining documents, $50 matching funds and food bank. 

    625 E. Haycraft Ave.
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 765-5108


    Services Provided: Medicaid, Child Support, Child Care Assistance, Self Reliance Benefits Program (Food Stamps, TANF, etc.)

    1120 W. Ironwood Dr., Suite 201
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (877) 456-1233
    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (except holidays)

    APPLY ONLINE: https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/FoodCashAssistance/ApplyforAssistance/tabid/1554/Default.aspx

    Navigation Services: 

    Connection to resources including payment for rent and other financial emergencies. 
    Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588



    Parenting Hour - Weekly Zoom Meetings

    Parenting is hard. Teaching as a parent can be harder. Are you worried about your child emotionally or academically? Could you use some advice on how to organize and continue to motivate your child as a student? Would you like to just connect with other parents and staff to talk and give and receive support? Each Wednesday Mental Health Specialists will be available to teach, support and answer your questions.

    Join us for a weekly Zoom meeting on
    Wednesdays May 20, May 27, and June 3 at 4:00pm.
    Put us on your calendar and join us here:
    Topic: Parenting Hour
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88617853632?pwd=WldXOExvSXg3UGQzQU9zRXBlc0dKUT09
    Meeting ID: 886 1785 3632

    Student Support - Region 1

    Are you struggling or stressed out over online school challenges, feeling sad or isolated? We are available to speak with you and can help identify needs and make referrals for services or resources which may be helpful to you.
    After Hours Crisis Line (208) 769-1406
    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (208) 398-HELP (4357)

    Heritage Health Center - Open and seeing clients currently

    Provides affordable and sliding scale dental, medical and mental health services.

    1090 Park Place
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 292-0292


    Ambitions of Idaho

    At Ambitions of Idaho, we recognize that every person is unique, with a different personality, history and challenges. That’s why we work closely with you to determine what your needs and goals are before we recommend a path. Your program may include counseling or psychiatric help, group or individual therapy, even job and housing assistance. That’s because Ambitions believes in a holistic approach to care. All you need to do is take the first step.

    1038 Northwest Blvd 
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


    COVID Specific Supports


    Serves those working in Coeur d’Alene area restaurants and hotels by providing resources and emergency financial assistance, as well as building positive relationships. We support in the areas of housing stability, medical and dental, counseling and mental wellness, job readiness (including transportation and education), support for families with children, and addiction recovery.

    Email: serving@cdaide.org
    PO Box 1042
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816

    The Coeur Group

    If you are choosing to stay home due to the Coronavirus the Coeur Group is offering simple errand-running services. Kootenai County residents who are self-quarantining due to being auto-immune suppressed, elderly, or having pre-existing conditions may request an errand to be run on their behalf. You can request a trip to the grocery store for basic necessities, a check of your PO Box, a non-narcotic trip to the pharmacy, pet food run, or any other simple errand.

    We are here to support and help fellow community members who are most susceptible to COVID-19. If necessary, you can leave a check under your door mat and we will leave items on your porch. Further details can be arranged over email or by phone. All errand-runners are symptom-free and the team has consulted with local physicians for best practices and are wearing latex gloves. The service will be provided based on availability of volunteers, free of charge.

    Hotline: 208-352-3140 


    Kroc Center CDA

    Staffing an emergency services hotline, 7 days a week during business hours. Anyone can call 208.763.0777 for assistance, prayer or a friendly voice.


    Abuse and Neglect Hotlines

    Safe Passage (formerly the Women’s Center and North Idaho Violence Prevention Center)

    Services provided: Safe housing, counseling and support services, children and teen programs, legal advocacy and prevention and education.

    24 Hour Crisis Line:
    (208) 664-9303

    Rape/Sexual Assault Crisis Line:
    (208) 664-9303

    850 North 4thStreet
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

    Idaho Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

    Statewide: 1-855-552-KIDS (5437)

    Job Service-Idaho Works

    The Idaho Department of Labor sponsors a comprehensive youth program that is administered through the WIA program. Services that support self-sufficiency such as GED obtainment, vocational or academic training, supportive services and on-the-job training.

    600 N. Thornton Street
    Post Falls, ID 83854
    (208) 457-8789


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