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.


    Free & Reduced School Lunches Information
    (208) 667-7469
    www.cdaschools.org   Departments-Nutrition Services-Free and Reduced Priced Meals

    The Salvation Army Kroc Center
    Providing emergency community support through collaboration with area agencies to share resources and meet the greatest needs. Kroc Center resources include gift cards for groceries or gas; meal deliveries to quarantined first responders; social service support through our support process and deliveries
    for community members in need. Kroc Center employees are volunteering across the county in support of Panhandle Health, Post Falls Food Bank, Community Action Partnership and Kootenai County EOC.

    The Kroc Center is a distribution location for:
    School District 271 Grab-N-Go Lunch program, M-F 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    Drop off and distribution center to collect community donations to support local FIRE/EMS/Law Enforcement Agencies location to warehouse nonperishable items needed by Kootenai County.
    Drop off M-F 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on West Side of Kroc Center.

    Kroc Center Emergency Hotline: 208.763.0777 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Additional information at www.kroccda.org

    CDA Aide
    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 


    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)

    Department and Health and Welfare 
    Services Provided: Medical, Child Support, Child Care Assistance, Self Reliance Benefits Program (Food Stamps, TANF, etc.)
    1120 W. Ironwood Dr., Suite 201
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 769-1456 or (877) 456-1233
    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (except holidays)
    Navigation Services: 1-800-926-2586 


    Apply online https://idalink.idaho.gov/

    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

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

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

    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
    208-930-1740< http://ambitionsofidaho.org/
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