Local Support Groups, Disability/Diag

Description: Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem. (AIRS PN-8100.3000)

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Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: ID
Phone: 206-417-3484
Services Provided: Angel Care – Breast Cancer Foundation (Angel Care) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1997 by Jan Harris, a breast cancer survivor, to provide confidential one-on-one emotional support to individuals newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Angel Care is comprised of Volunteers- all breast cancer survivors - who truly understand feelings associated with the diagnosis.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Bellevue, ID

114 Calypso Ln
Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: 208-578-9111
Address: 114 Calypso Ln
Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: 208-578-9111
Eligibility: Any individual with a physical, mental or emotional challenge that receives a referral from a teacher, therapist, social worker or doctor.
Services Provided: Therapeutic riding for physically, mentally, and Emotionally challenged adults and children.
SETCH is a 501 (C)(3) Idaho non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to provide equine facilitated therapy for challenged adults and children. Our goal is to provide physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits that will encourage independence, help develop life skills and improve quality of life.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Blackfoot, ID

Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 570 W Pacific
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-785-9648
Eligibility: Any person with a disability.
Services Provided: LIFE promotes and practices the independent living philosophy:
*Consumer control of the center regarding decision making, service delivery, management, and policy making.
*Self-help and self-advocacy.
*Development of peer relationship and peer role models.
*Equal access of individuals with disabilities to society and to all services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities.
*Attendant Care Services

LIFE, INC., serves 19 southeastern counties with a variety of resources aimed at assisting people who have disabilities to maintain or increase their independence within their homes, family, and communities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Boise, ID

2676 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 800-227-2345
Organization Name: American Cancer Society
Address: 2676 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 800-227-2345
Fax: 208-343-9922
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: **208-799-7396 Lewiston
**208-883-6030 Moscow
**208-878-5238 Pocatello

The American Cancer Society provides the most current information about resources for cancer patients and their families. Volunteers connect patients with available services including counseling, patient education, support groups, visitation, lodging, and patient transportation. They also provide answers to the many questions surrounding cancer and treatment. Education materials, pamphlets and referrals to other agencies available. Provide support for anyone who has quit smoking or who wants to quit. Groups are formed on an ongoing basis. Field representatives are in Boise, Blackfoot, and Rupert.
**Reach to Recovery - One-on-one support for women with breast cancer.
**Road to Recovery-Getting Cancer Patients to and from treatment appointments
**Look Good Feel Better - Small Group for women going through cancer treatment
**Patient Lodging - refer patient to partner agencies for free or reduced lodging
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
270 S. Orchard
Ste. B
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-384-5066
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 270 S. Orchard
Ste. B
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-384-5066
Fax: 208-336-5867
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in Idaho accounting for 42% of deaths each year. Stroke is the #1 cause of serious disability and the #3 cause of death. Our mission is to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

Heart disease does not respect age or gender or race.
More babies born with congenital defects have defects of the cardiovascular system than any other problem.
More women have died of cardiovascular disease than men since 1984.
Hispanics have a much higher rate of cardiovascular disease than the general population.

In order to continue to fight these killers, the American Heart Association:
Trains hundreds of Idahoans in basic and advanced CPR courses each year.
Has an 800 number available 24 hours a day to answer questions and make brochures available to the general public.
Has a web-site available to the general public and medical professionals.
Publishes countless brochures for the public and journals for medical professionals.
Advocates for laws and policies to support health.
Has many community based initiatives such as Operation Heartbeat, Operation Stroke, Heart at Work, and Jump Rope for Heart.
Pledges to spend at least 30% of our income on research - the highest funding source for cardiovascular research outside the federal government - some of the research carried on right here in Idaho.
Holds international conferences for medical professionals.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: American Lung Assocation in Idaho
Address: 1412 W Idaho St
Ste 100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-345-5864
Eligibility: Varies; contact for more information.
Services Provided: *Saves lives by promoting lung health and preventing lung disease through research, advocacy, and education. Promotes lung health by addressing environmental and occupational lung health hazards including tobacco. Advocates for clean indoor and outdoor air, improved tobacco control, and access to lung disease treatment. Promotes research for cures and improved treatments.
*Support group for individuals with breathing difficulties and their families (Better Breathers Club)
*Freedom From Smoking and Freedom From Smoking Online: gold-standard tobacco cessation program.
Call (208) 345-5864 for smoking cessation information.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: The Arc, Inc
Address: 4402 Albion
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-343-5583
Fax: 208-343-5683
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

LIFE SKILLS
Life Skill training and support is provided to individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to promote furthered independence. Developmental therapy services include teaching money management SKILLS, meal preparation, personal hygiene, social interaction, anger management, home safety, community awareness, housekeeping, communication, social skills development, functional reading, writing, personal safety awareness, public transportation use, and access to other community resources. Services are provided in an individual’s home, at our main site, or in the community.

ASSISTED LIVING
The Arc assists in determining strengths, needs, job interests, and job matches for a variety of careers in employment. Individuals may select: Interviewing Skills, Job Seeking and Keeping Skills, Community Based Work Evaluations, Community Based Work Adjustment, and Personal Computer Training. Qualified Arc staff assist in job development, placement, job training, and follow up services.


VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND JOB TRAINING
Work and Business Services
Production-based work includes: printing mailing, packaging, assembly, and paper contracts. Work can be completed at our main site or we can bring a supervised work group of to your site. Labor costs, liability insurance, employee benefits, and Worker’s Comp coverage are provided by The Arc. Work is secured through a competitive bidding process. One hundred percent quality control is guaranteed. Prevocational activities and work training are provided for persons with disabilities preparing to enter the competitive labor market.

ONE ON ONE JOB COACHING
Assistance is provided to individuals with disabilities to search for a job, obtain a job and learn the job with support from staff.

RECREATION
(Recreation And Vacation Experiences) www.thearcinc.org/raveabout.htm

Recreation and leisure opportunities enhance each person’s quality of life, including sports, travel, dances, and special events. Vacation packages offer small, integrated travel opportunities at affordable rates. Activities range rafting, and horseback riding, to enjoying city nightlife, train rides, Boise River float trips, Shakespeare nights, bingo, and biking on the Greenbelt. Click the "blue" link above for more detailed information and a current list of activities
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Boise, ID
Phone: 208-514-5104
Address: Boise, ID
Phone: 208-514-5104
Eligibility: Diagnosis of Aspergers, over the age of 12
Services Provided: Monthly activities including community outings, peer support, etc. Picnics, games, bowling, parties, etc.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/10/2013
Address: Boise, ID 83713
Services Provided: Interested in connecting with other moms who “get it?” BAM! is a support group for local moms of kids on the autism spectrum. Please use this group to post questions, share stories or vent, connect with other ASD families to set up play dates, or schedule some "girl time" with other members. Let us know how we can support you!
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/3/2012
Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 3076 N Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-376-4999
Fax: 208-376-4988
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A private agency supporting for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Children's Services:

-Children's Redesign Services offers parents the option to select redesign services, including respite, family training and crisis intervention. Many of these services can be offered in the home or the community.

-SandCastles Learning Center in Boise offering a high quality learning environment for children year round, including preschool classes, after-school classes for those attending elementary school, and a summer program for school-age children. The learning center is licensed through the City of Boise and has been awarded a 5-Star Rating by IdahoSTARS.

-Children's Mental Health and Community Based Rehabilitation Services provides counseling services for children's severe emotional disturbance and psychiatric diagnosis.

Adult Services:

-Developmental Therapy assists adults with developmental disabilities become more independent and involved in their community. We do this by working with individuals to develop their skills for daily living, socialization, self-help and communication.

-Adult Mental Health Services providing access to licensed counselors and clinicians in order to meet a client's mental health needs.

-Employment services work to find and maintain employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, and physical disabilities.

-Adult Day Services offer a wide variety of carefully planned activities focusing on social, educational, and recreational experiences for adults with developmental disabilities.

-Residential Habilitation Services providing agency affiliation for Certified Family Home providers.

-Supported Living assisting adults with developmental disabilities in developing and maintaining independent living skills in their own homes or apartments.

-Recreation programs allows our participants the opportunity to enjoy fun-filled activities with trained staff supervision in order to ensure safety.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
700 West State Street
First Floor West
Boise, ID 83702-5868
Phone: 208-334-2178
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Division Family & Community Services
Address: 700 West State Street
First Floor West
Boise, ID 83702-5868
Phone: 208-334-2178
Fax: 208-334-3417
Eligibility: People with developmental disabilities and their families; providers and agencies
Services Provided: The Council provides public education and awareness about developmental disabilities. Promotes quality in service for people with disabilities and their families; monitors and evaluates policies, plans and services provided by public agencies; encourages citizen participation in policy making; and promotes innovative programs and Projects through grants. The Council represents the concerns of people with developmental disabilities and their families to the Governor, the Idaho Legislature, Idaho's Congressional delegation, and state and federal agencies.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: DisAbility Rights Idaho
Address: 4477 Emerald Street
Suite B-100
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 866-262-3462
Eligibility: People with disabilities
Services Provided: DisAbility Rights Idaho is a private,nonprofit, legal services organization which manages several federally funded programs designed to protect the rights of people with disabilities, and is the designated Protection and Advocacy system for Idaho.

DRI provides advocacy for people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illness or traumatic brain injury who have experienced abuse and/or neglect; have been denied services or benefits; have had their rights violated or suffered discrimination because of a disability. DRI, also assists persons in getting assistive technology or services; people seeking information about, applying for or receiving services from rehabilitation programs; SSI/SSDI beneficiaries with return to work concerns.

DRI provides information and referral; direct advocacy; assistance with negotiation and mediation; and legal advise and/or representation to persons with disabilities on issues related to their disability.

Clients may call, write or visit either of our two locations:

Statewide toll-free: 866-262-3462

DisAbility Rights Idaho
4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100
Boise, ID 83706
(208)336-5353
(208)336-5396 (FAX)
e-mail: info@disabilityrightsidaho.org

DisAbility Rights Idaho
200 South Almon Street, Suite 101
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208)232-0922
(208)232-0938 (FAX)
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Easter Seals - Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: 1465 S Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 866-848-0331
Fax: 208-378-9965
Eligibility: Anyone can receive services from our programs
Services Provided: Working Solutions employment program, Goodwill retail stores, Adult Behavioral Health services, children's case management.
Goodwill Thrift Store (Boise-Vinnell Way) (208) 321-9172
Goodwill Thrift Store (Boise-Northgate) (208 )672-2930
Goodwill Thrift Store (Meridian) (208) 288-4397
Goodwill Thrift Store (Nampa) (208) 461-4084
Goodwill Thrift Store (Pocatello) (208) 233-1445
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 310 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-344-4340
Fax: 208-343-0093
Services Provided: The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho (EFI) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho serves our state as the principal advocate for the epilepsy community; over 22,000 people in Idaho are living with epilepsy or seizure-related conditions.
*This office oversees Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls.
*Serves children and adults with epilepsy, their families, and other interested persons through a broad range of programs including: Emergency financial assistance for purchase of anti epileptic drugs, support groups, parent and family networks, counseling, advocacy, and information and assistance. Scholarships for students with epilepsy.

Through its HOPE (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) program, The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho provides epilepsy education for general audiences, including specific programs for the senior and Hispanic populations, their families, care givers/providers, and health professionals. To make arrangements for a presentation or for more information contact the appropriate office for your area.

Managing Students with Seizures – School Nurse Training Program
The School Nurse Training Program is a continuing education training program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by:
•Supporting positive treatment outcomes
•Maximizing educational and developmental opportunities
•Ensuring a safe and supportive environment

A continuing education course (3.2 contact hours) is available online through a partnership with the National Association of School Nurses. See website for more details.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/31/2018
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-761-3037
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-761-3037
Eligibility: Contact for specific information
Services Provided: Information and support for Hepatitis C. Group discussions and speakers. Meet on the 2nd. Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Boise at St. Luke's Women's Life Building, 103 W. State St.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
4821 W Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-570-3175
Address: 4821 W Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-570-3175
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Free Huntington's Disease Support Group. No admission fee or membership registration.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Libraries, State of Idaho
Address: 325 W State St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-334-2150
Fax: 208-334-4016
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements at: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/eligibility-applications
Services Provided: Library for the Print Impaired or Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-991-2608
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-991-2608
Eligibility: Open to all families, parents, siblings, extended family members of individuals with disabilities.
Services Provided: IFAD is an independent group of families of adults with disabilities. We exist for the purpose of mutual support, education, and encouragement. IFAD offers education on topics of concern from qualified speakers. We also offer one on one family resource specialist support in person, by phone or by email.
We meet several times throughout the year for informational meetings and social gatherings. Sign up for membership to reserve the e-newsletter and visit the website.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 500 S. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-342-5884
TDD: 208-342-5884
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: IPUL is the statewide parent training and information center for Idaho families of children with disabilities. Information is available to parents, families and communities, about Special Education and the availability of SSI and Medicaid benefits for children. Will assist parents with application process. IPUL has trained parents located in several communities throughout Idaho.

The Family to Family Health Education and Information Center helps families of children with special needs. They will: *help access insurance (CHIP, Katie Beckett, SSI). Call toll free number.
*help find developmental disability community based services
*help with 'medical home' information and care coordination information
*help families to advocate for their children in obtaining the best possible care.
*help with school based medical concerns
*help find family support groups
*Spanish speaking staff available.
*VSA arts of Idaho

VSA arts of Idaho works to empower and engage people with disabilities in the creative process through opportunities which are fully inclusive, educational and participatory. VSA creates these opportunities by providing professional training and workshops, developing state initiated projects and implementing successful programs.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
322 E. Front St. #440
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-4078
Organization Name: University of Idaho
Address: 322 E. Front St. #440
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-4078
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness provides statewide technical assistance to support parents, teachers, service providers and other agency personnel who serve children and youth, birth through 21 years of age, with combined vision and hearing impairments.
Project services include:
**assistance with identification
**on-site consultation and training
**annual summer workshop
**lending library of books, videos
**webpage and an annual webinar training series
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
816 W Bannock St
Suite 202
Boise, ID 83702-9601
Phone: 208-334-3800
Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 816 W Bannock St
Suite 202
Boise, ID 83702-9601
Phone: 208-334-3800
Fax: 208-334-3803
Eligibility: Disability is cause of discrimination, lack of services being provided, access.
Services Provided: The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) advocates for equal opportunity, equal access, self-determination, independence and choice for people with disabilities. The focus of the SILC is to maximize opportunity and to incorporate people with disabilities into all walks of life by empowering them. The Idaho SILC provides leadership development opportunities to empower grassroots advocates, who, in turn, will develop systemic changes in public policy to positively impact people with disabilities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 1878 W Overland
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-336-3335
TDD: 208-336-3335
Fax: 208-384-5037
Eligibility: Any person with a Disability
Services Provided: Empower people with disabilities to achieve their desired level of independence.
Focus on transitioning people from institutions and prevention of institutionalization. Support services and advocacy for individuals wanting to live independently in the community. Peer support, information and referral, benefits counseling, personal assistance services, and independent living skills training. Help in applying for SSI, SSD, and PASS (Plan for Achieving Self-Support).
Provide A.D.A. site evaluations, discrimination prevention training, and education about Independent Living philosophy and disability issues. Used assistance equipment available at little or no cost.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Love INC National
Address: Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-377-3502
Eligibility: Anybody
Services Provided: Full name: Love INC of the Boise Community. Love INC (aka Love In the Name of Christ) mobilizes church volunteers to help people in need through acts of service and donated product. Love INC is not an emergency service and does not give out money. The call center screens requests for legitimacy and gives financial referrals to agencies, or involves volunteers from 25 partner churches in resourcing the needs within the ministry's scope. Volunteers from a Love INC partner church provide a wide variety of services (rides, yard work, moving, home repairs etc.) using their talents to help those less fortunate who may otherwise fall through the cracks. Products (such as diapers, clothing, coats, household goods and supplies) are available through a voucher system. Love INC Boise provides a 6-month, accountable program called Abundant Living which is designed to help people find their way out of financial problems and into a debt-free way of living. Adults in the home are required to attend weekly group sessions and weekly meetings with a personal Budget Counselor. The Abundant Living Program is Christian and Christian principles are taught throughout. Prayer is an integral part of each class and meeting. This program is not income-based. The program is available to those who wish to build a disciplined plan for their life and get out of and stay out of debt.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
100 E Idaho St
Boise, ID 83712-6297
Phone: 208-381-2711
Address: 100 E Idaho St
Boise, ID 83712-6297
Phone: 208-381-2711
Fax: 208-381-2974
Eligibility: In need of medical or support services relating to cancer.
Services Provided: St. Lukes Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive cancer referral center. MSTI has state-of-the-art full service clinics in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Fruitland, and Twin Falls. Services include: Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology/Hematology, Pediatric Cancer Care, Patient Financial Services, Hospice, Oncology Social Work Services, Nursing, Research, Nutritional Support, Health Information Center, Breast Cancer Detection Services, Bone Marrow Transplant, Genetic Counseling Services and Integrative Medicine.

Housing for families of MSTI patients call 381-3055, Bishop Foote Guest House. Kitchen available.

*Support Group: MSTI Living Through Cancer.
208-381-2760. Ongoing support group for ADULTS living through cancer. They meet Wednesdays at 12:00 - 1:00 pm Boise and Thursday 12:00 -1:00 Nampa. There are no fees involved.

*Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Grant recipient. The Susan G. Komen Grant offers a screening procedure for the early detection of breast cancer. Call for age and income eligibility.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
6485 W Interchange Ln #101
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-327-0107
Organization Name: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Address: 6485 W Interchange Ln #101
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-327-0107
Fax: 208-327-0106
Eligibility: Must have one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases covered by the association.
Services Provided: MDA assists with diagnostic services and follow up medical care, and helps with:

1) One speech therapy visit, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and occupational therapy visit a year.

2) One flu shot per year.

3) Monthly ALS support group.

MDA also assists with direct services such as:

1) The cost of repairing wheelchairs, scooters, or leg braces and other durable medical equipment

2) MDA has a durable medical equipment loan closet, where we repair and lend out equipment.

MDA also runs a week long summer camp for children age 6-17 who have a neuromuscular disease
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
4696 W Overland Rd
Suite 168
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-388-1998
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 4696 W Overland Rd
Suite 168
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-388-1998
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Information and referral services for people and their families who have multiple sclerosis. Programs and services provided include support groups, newly diagnosed workshops and teleconferences, peer counseling, financial assistance programs, and national and local newsletters.
The Utah Southern Idaho Chapter has the following address and will serve the southern part of Idaho:

1440 Foothill Dr
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
www.msidaho.org
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1878 W Overland
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-841-9422
Organization Name: Northwest ADA Center
Address: 1878 W Overland
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-841-9422
Eligibility: Anyone
Services Provided: A statewide organization providing education, training and technical assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). We provide non-legal guidance and resources to educate business entities, government entities and people with disabilities on their rights and responsibilities under the ADA. We are NOT an enforcement agency. Please contact us for more information on the ADA.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-367-6570
Organization Name: Parkinsons Disease Information, Referral Center, and Support Groups
Address: 1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-367-6570
Eligibility: None
Services Provided: Education, Information, support, & Referral to Parkinson's disease patients, their families, caregivers & professionals. Support groups throughout Idaho. Boise Support group meets 4th Wednesday of every month, Meridian support group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, Caldwell support group meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Helpful information at no charge and can give names and phone numbers of specialized health care professionals who treat people with Parkinson's Disease.

The Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center at Saint Alphonsus was established by the American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA), a national non-profit organization. Their mission is to increase public awareness of Parkinson's disease and related disorders through educational and supportive services to residents of Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Services available: Counseling & Education, Quarterly newsletter, Community Resource and physician referral, library, Support Group Coordination, Inservice training for health care providers. Educational reading materials are also available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Address: 1055 N. Curtis
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-367-3454
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided: My Saint Al's is a community health and education resource center. Call for class and event information.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Address: 1055 N. Curtis Rd.
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-367-2121
Eligibility: In need of medical attention.
Services Provided: Saint Alphonsus is a 387-bed regional medical center. Saint Alphonsus is the region's trauma center and home to Life Flight, the area's first air medical transport program. As a trauma center, Saint Alphonsus specializes in neuroscience, orthopedic, surgery, rehabilitation, cancer, heart, vascular, and emergency services to care for the most critically ill and injured. Saint Alphonsus is known as a leader in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery provision, open heart surgery, cardiology diagnostics and intervention, robust oncology program, and also offers world-renown diagnostic and medical imaging resources.
Saint Alphonsus offers family-based services that include a Family Maternity Center and Neonatal ICU that focus on personalizing the birthing experience for women and their families. We also offer a wide range of health and wellness classes and safety and prevention programs for people of all ages.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 1500 W Shoreline
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-381-9000
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided: St. Lukes Connect provides patients and health care providers a single contact point to schedule outpatient medical procedures for the following St. Lukes facilities:
•St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
•St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
•St. Luke's Imaging Center-Boise
•St. Luke's Eagle Medical Plaza

They also provide information related to support groups and classes being offered within the St. Lukes Health System.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-484-7633
Organization Name: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Address: Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-484-7633
Services Provided: Grief Support Groups. St. Luke's offers grief support groups several times a year. The purpose is to provide educational information and a safe, supportive environment for processing grief. Each group meets for eight sessions. Offered in Boise, Meridian and Nampa.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Address: 103 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-381-3033
Fax: 208-381-4677
Eligibility: None
Services Provided: Women's Life is an extension of St. Luke's RMC. In a convenient and comfortable atmosphere, this program provides answers to health care problems. Materials available on several issues concerning women including pregnancy/parenting, STD's, preventative
education and more.

Neonatal Support Group 381-2661 - for parents of NICU babies during initial hospitalization and beyond. Support is provided by volunteer parents with similar experiences. Meetings are held weekly.

Parents Plus Support Group. 208-841-9199. Focuses on helping parents whose children have physical or mental disabilities, serious or chronic health conditions and developmental delays. Anderson Center, St. Luke's Hospital, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - second Friday of each month. No spanish available. No fees.

Parenting and/or Pregnancy Support Services:
St. Luke's offers classes on every phase of childbirth and parenting issues. The classes are informative, useful and affordable. Call for specific details on times and costs which may be associated with the service or support group:
* Breastfeeding support group, Lactation Specialist conducting the meetings. Downtown and Meridian location.
* SIDS/Miscarriage support group (monthly) - Share of Idaho
* Ongoing community education programs, including car seat checks
* Childbirth Education classes
* Pregnancy Exercise Program (H2O Aerobics and Yoga)
* Childbirth Preparation - new classes begin every month
* Marvelous Multiples - designed to help people who are expecting multiple to prepare for childbirth and parenting. 4 week series offered every other month
* Parent Refresher - classes offered twice a month.
* Baby Care Basics: Are You Ready? - class offered four times per month.
* Sibling Preparation: class offered monthly.
* Safe Sitters Class for Pre-teens
* Teen Dating classes
* Puberty Class
* Caesarean Birth - class offered every other month.
* Heart Saver First Aid class
* CPR: Infants and Children Basics of CPR-Airway Management for infants & children
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2404 W. Bank Drive
Suite 103
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-658-6662
Organization Name: Cancer Resources
Address: 2404 W. Bank Drive
Suite 103
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-658-6662
Fax: 208-658-6708
Eligibility: Patients and families touched by blood cancers.
Services Provided: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research. The Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers a comprehensive array of free services to patients and their families touched by blood cancers.
Services include:
*Limited Financial Assistance for blood cancer patients
*Family Support Groups
*Peer-to-Peer Support for patients
*Patient Education Programs
*Information Resource Center
*The Trish Green Back to School Program for a Child with Cancer
*Patient Education and Publications
*Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunites
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-376-3409
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-376-3409
Eligibility: Call for information.
Services Provided: www.facebook.com/groups/75977434284 --Facebook link.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
600 N Robbins Rd
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-385-3013
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 600 N Robbins Rd
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-385-3013
Eligibility: Anyone who has sustained a brain injury or whose loved one has sustained a brain injury.
Services Provided: The Treasure Valley Brain Injury Support Group was founded in 1984. The primary objective of the Support Group is to provide support and education to persons who have sustained a brain injury and their family and friends. There is no charge for participation in the group. Education is provided by professionals from the community during the first half of each meeting. The second half of the meeting is organized as support groups for: (1) persons who have had a brain injury and (2) their family/friends. The groups provide a safe place in which persons can share experiences and problem solve together with support from each other. This support group is in no way considered a "therapy group". Facilitators are present for assistance in topic maintenance and referrals to more formal therapy, if necessary. It is the philosophy of the group that the support of others struggling through similar issues can decrease the isolation and loneliness frequently experienced.

The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. (except summer months, May, June and July), There is a new guest speaker scheduled every month t present on various issues related to TBI. The groups meet at:
St Lukes Hospital - 600 N. Robbins Road, Boise, ID in the Large Elk Conference Rooms.

Prior to each meeting, flyers of notification and information can be mailed to you.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2304 Ona St
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-939-7292
Organization Name: United Ostomy Associations of America
Address: 2304 Ona St
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-939-7292
Eligibility: Ostomy patient or family
Services Provided: Support Group.
Educational materials.
Covers local area.
Newsletter
*** LOCATION
St Luke's Medical Center, Eagle Rd & I-84, lower lever in Lemhi Meeting Room
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Burley, ID

Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 2311 Park Ave.
Ste. 7
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: 208-678-7771
TDD: 208-678-7705
Eligibility: Any person with a disability, HCBS Waiver, fiscal intermediary.
Services Provided: LIFE promotes and practices the independent living philosophy:
*Consumer control of the center regarding decision making, service delivery, management, and policy making.
*Self-help and self-advocacy.
*Development of peer relationship and peer role models.
*Equal access of individuals with disabilities to society and to all services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities.

LIFE, INC., serves 19 southeastern counties with a variety of resources aimed at assisting people who have disabilities to maintain or increase their independence within their homes, family, and communities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Cassia County Joint School District # 151
Address: 237 E 19th
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: 208-878-6611
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Pre-school for children with developmental disabilities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 1609 S Kimball Ave
Suite 201
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-454-5511
TDD: 208-454-5511
Fax: 208-454-5515
Eligibility: Any person with a Disability.
Services Provided: Empower people with disabilities to achieve their desired level of independence.
Focus on transitioning people from institutions and prevention of institutionalization. Support services and advocacy for individuals wanting to live independently in the community. Peer support, information and referral, benefits counseling, personal assistance services, and independent living skills training. Help in applying for SSI, SSD, and PASS (Plan for Achieving Self-Support).
Provide A.D.A. site evaluations, discrimination prevention training, and education about Independent Living philosophy 2nd disability issues.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 2412 E Chicago St
#110
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-459-9263
Fax: 208-454-0188
Eligibility: They will assist anyone
Services Provided: The Treasure Valley Community Resource Center, Inc, (TVCRC) provides comprehensive referrals to anyone free of charge. The referrals mainly cover services, programs and resources in the Treasure Valley area (Ada, Adams, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington Counties).
TVCRC provides comprehensive referrals to: human services such as housing, food banks, utilities, financial assistance, education, employment, support groups, health services, legal and advocacy services, senior programs, transportation, veterans services, recreation, volunteers programs, outreach and community programs and special projects. TVCRC is a telephone contact program only.
TVCRC is a non-profit, all-volunteer referral service. Its volunteers go the extra mile to help their clients. They screen clients for referrals for financial assistance available through other programs. TVCRC provides referrals to human services attempting to help clients with immediate and long term problems.
TVCRC also publishes an annual Treasure valley Referral Directory listing services and programs that are free or on a sliding scale based on income.

TVCRC sponsors the Community Resource Meetings.
Web site includes online referrals.
TVCRC sponsors the Resource Meetings.
TVCRC also maintains an information web site - www.idahoconnections.org on line directory
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur D Alene, ID

205 E Anton Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-215-0064
Organization Name: Alzheimer's Association - North Idaho Office
Address: 205 E Anton Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-215-0064
Eligibility: For Family members caring for someone with Dementia, Alzheimers or any related disorder
Services Provided: Support Group meets 1st Wednesday of every month at noon -- for family caregivers. Lunch provided. Call to check time and location.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2003 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-772-2542
Organization Name: Alzheimer's Association - North Idaho Office
Address: 2003 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-772-2542
Eligibility: For those affected by Alzheimer's/Dementia
Services Provided: Traditional Alzheimer's Support Group KMC
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2101 N Lakewood Dr
Suite 234
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-9443
Organization Name: Epilepsy Foundation
Address: 2101 N Lakewood Dr
Suite 234
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-9443
Fax: 208-343-0093
Eligibility: None
Services Provided: Serves children and adults with epilepsy, their families, and other interested persons through a broad range of programs such as the following:
Emergency financial assistance for purchase of antiepileptic drugs, newsletter, parent and family network, counseling, advocacy, and information and assistance.
Education programs including School Alert, "Kids on the Block" puppets, speaker's bureau, professional/public seminars, first aid for epilepsy training and an audio-visual library.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Goodwill Industries of Inland NW
Address: 1221 Ironwood Dr
Suite 101
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-667-6463
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Goodwill Industries (Easter Seals) has several services for people with disabilities including: equipment loan, Easter Seal Camp, post polio support, Kids On The Block Puppets, and assistive technology. Low cost clothing, household goods, furniture. Goodwill staffing Services (Temp agency), Working solutions (work over Welfare programs).
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4713
Organization Name: Kootenai Health
Address: 2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4713
Services Provided: Number of support groups - Social services for cancer patients
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4000
Address: 2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4000
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Full service health care facility, owned and operated by the Kootenai Hospital District.
LIFELINE: As a regional referral center, caring for North Idaho and parts of eastern Washington and Western Montana, KMC is noted for specialties in behavioral and neuroscience, chemical dependency, oncology/hematology, rehabilitation, diagnostics and other specialties. KMC is affiliated with VHA, INC and accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Go to http://www.kmc.org/Calandar/SupportGroups.htm for list of support groups.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
500 West Aqua Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-215-1246
Address: 500 West Aqua Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-215-1246
Services Provided: 3rd Wed. of the month at 11 A.M. at Life Care Center in Coeur d'Alene
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
700 Ironwood Dr.
Suite 130
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4700
Organization Name: Cancer Resources
Address: 700 Ironwood Dr.
Suite 130
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-625-4700
Eligibility: Teens and adults only.
Services Provided: Provides screening, diagnosis, treatment and education on cancer. Support groups are available, contact for specific information

High Risk Assessment clinic offered to help identify those who may be predisposed to a cancer risk and offer recommendations.

A social services assistant is assigned to patients who are un-insured or underinsured to help apply for resources available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 411 N 15th St
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-664-4133
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Panhandle Autism Society (PAS) is a non-profit organization serving Idaho's five northern counties. The following services are provided:
Refer to website or facebook page for listing of current events.
Teen group and young adult group currently meeting. Call ore see website for details.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
2195 Ironwood Ct
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1409
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: 2195 Ironwood Ct
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-1409
Fax: 208-769-1430
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Support group for parents who have children who are mentally and/or physically disabled. This group offers a weekly "Coffee and Chat' support group and a monthly newsletter, and a lending library.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-9989
Address: Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-9989
Services Provided: Group meets at local restaurants on the second Thursday of each month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Open to people who are blind, or are legally blind.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 2025 W Park Place
#101
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814-2699
Phone: 208-769-1441
Fax: 208-769-1440
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Dalton Gardens, ID

Organization Name: Disability Action Center Northwest, Inc.
Address: 7560 N Government Way
Suite 1
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815
Phone: 208-664-9896
Fax: 208-666-1362
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Disability Action Center provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and independent living skills training to people with disabilities and the community. Personal assistant services in the home are also available.

Information available on:
ADA, fair housing, access issues/discrimination, Independent living issues, transportation, personal assistants, sign language interpreters, community services, coping strategies, Social Security, vocational rehabilitation, Medicare and Medicaid, and assistive technology for people with hearing impairment.

Personal Assistance services in the Home are available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Emmett, ID

Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 608 S Washington Ave
Emmett, ID 83617
Phone: 208-365-5781
Fax: 208-398-7651
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A private agency working for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Mental Health/ Community Support Program for Children and Adolescents and Adults:
- Assistance in gaining and using skills needed for school or employment. This may include grooming, communication, anxiety reduction, appropriate school related behaviors, in school supportive contracts.
- Problem solving and support related to daily living, such as personal hygiene, grooming, money and time management and use of transportation.
- Medication prescription, monitoring and education about the role and effects of medication in symptom treatment.
- Community crisis support is designed to provide assistance in crisis situations to ensure health/safety or to try to prevent hospitalization.
- Additional services for outreach groups, counseling, assistance with pre-assesment

Developmental therapy Occupational therapy, Psychosocial rehabilitation, Employment services and residential habilitation.

Service Coordination for all ages 3 to 21. We attend meetings and appointments with families and creative problem solving.

Employment services: Finding and maintaining employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities.

Recreation: A camp for adults with disabilities.

Pre-Employment skills: Job explorations, preparing resumes, competent completion of job applications, interview skills.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Fruitland, ID

1401 N Whitley Dr
Suite 14
Fruitland, ID 83619
Phone: 208-642-2283
Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 1401 N Whitley Dr
Suite 14
Fruitland, ID 83619
Phone: 208-642-2283
Fax: 208-642-8991
Eligibility: Contact for eligibility.
Services Provided: A private agency working for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Mental Health/ Communicty Support Program for Children and Adolescents and Adults:
- Assistance in gaining and using skills needed for school or employment. This may include grooming, communication, anxiety reduction, appropriate school related behaviors, in school supportive contracts.
- Problem solving and support related to daily living, such as personal hygiene, grooming, money and time management and use of transportation.
- Medication prescription, monitoring and education about the role and effects of medication in symptom treatment.
- Community crisis support is designed to provide assistance in crisis situations to ensure health/safety or to try to prevent hospitalization.
- Additional services for outreach groups, counseling, assistance with pre-assesment

Counseling, Occupational therapy, speech therapy and residential habilitation.

Service Coordination for all ages infant to adult. We attend meetings and appointments with families, provide 24-hour crisis assistance and creative problem solving.

Employment services: Finding and mainting employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities.

Recreation: Teen club, family weekend retreats, excursions, mini camps for children and teens.

Pre-Employment skills: Job explorations, preparing resumes, competent completion of job applications, interview skills.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Grangeville, ID

405 E Main St
Grangeville, ID 83530
Phone: 208-983-0309
Organization Name: Opportunites Unlimited - Grangeville
Address: 405 E Main St
Grangeville, ID 83530
Phone: 208-983-0309
Fax: 208-983-3083
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED, INC. operates as a private, nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing evaluation, training, education and support services to individuals with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities, including people with severe disabilities. These services are provided to increase their level of independent functioning and vocational skills in order to decrease their reliance upon public and private support.


THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES offered by Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. are conducted in such a manner that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or segregation under such programs and services on the grounds of race, creed, color, age, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Greenleaf, ID

Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: Greenleaf, ID 83626
Phone: 208-466-5019
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: This group offers support and information for families and friends of persons with Down syndrome. TV Down Syndrome Association was established to ensure that persons with Down syndrome achieve their highest potential by:*providing an outreach and support to new parents.*providing information to families, professionals and the general public on various aspects of Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Association offers:
*Group meetings
*Annual Family Picnic
*Up about Down Newsletter
*New Parent Packet
*Up & Down booklet - Personal stories written by local families especially for new parents.
*Lending Library
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Hailey, ID

Organization Name: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Address: 1450 Aviation Dr
Suite 200
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-727-8733
Fax: 208-727-8730
Eligibility: In need of medical or support services
Services Provided: The St. Luke's Center for Community Health is a community outreach program of the St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center. The following services are provided by the Center:
*Confidential information and referral services for Blaine County and adjoining communities.
*clothing vouchers
*Health education programs: CPR and First Aid, parenting classes, free "brown bag lunch" speaker series, and more..

*Services available to Spanish speaking clients include health and wellness education.
*Variety of health screenings: Depression, cholesterol, blood pressure.
*Variety of support groups for health related issues.

Mental Health Services include: Mental health counseling, substance abuse and psychiatric referrals, resources and financial support.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Hayden, ID

Organization Name: Senior Resources
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd
Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: 208-415-5160
Fax: 208-415-5161
Eligibility: Any older adult needing assistance to remain living independently in their own home or family caregivers needing short term respite care for someone they caregiver 24 hours a day.
Services Provided: The Senior Companion Program (SCP) offers volunteer opportunities for low-income men and women age 60 or over. Senior Companions provide individualized support and assistance to other adults, primarily the frail elderly. Their services help the homebound achieve and maintain the highest possible level of independent living.

Applicants must be at least 60 years old, willing to serve 15-40 hours per week and meet income eligibility guidelines. Income guidelines vary from state to state. Persons with disabilities are welcome to serve.

Senior Companions Volunteers receive 20 hours of pre-service training. Volunteer stations provide four hours of in-service training monthly to Senior Companions throughout their service.

Senior Companions serve 15-40 hours a week assisting adults experiencing difficulty with one or more activities of daily living. As part of a comprehensive care team, they help homebound persons live independently. Volunteer services include short-term acute care disability assistance, personal care, home management assistance, provision of information and advocacy and social/recreational activities.

Volunteers receive a tax-free allowance or stipend, reimbursement for transportation and meals, on-duty accident and liability insurance and an annual physical examination.

Persons who are over-income may also, under certain conditions, serve as Senior Companion volunteers on a non-stipend basis and are eligible for the other benefits described above.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/27/2018

Idaho Falls, ID

3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: 208-529-6195
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: 208-529-6195
Eligibility: Anyone
Services Provided: This support group is made up of community members that have been diagnosed with lung disease. This support group helps not just the patient, but also family members and friends that are affected by lung disease. This group enjoys doing community projects for others.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 250 S Skyline
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4508
Phone: 208-529-8610
Fax: 208-529-6804
Eligibility: Any person with a disability.
Services Provided: LIFE promotes and practices the independent living philosophy:
*Consumer control of the center regarding decision making, service delivery, management, and policy making.
*Self-help and self-advocacy.
*Development of peer relationship and peer role models.
*Equal access of individuals with disabilities to society and to all services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities.
*1 month free loans- devices that amplify sound and improve understanding of speech for: telephone, personal conversations, television, and speakers at meetings. After 1 month clients may apply for a grant.

Personal Assistance for people with Disabilities.

LIFE, INC., serves 19 southeastern counties with a variety of resources aimed at assisting people who have disabilities to maintain or increase their independence within their homes, family, and communities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Kuna, ID

Kuna, ID 83634
Phone: 208-362-1907
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: Kuna, ID 83634
Phone: 208-362-1907
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Provides support for people with Marfan Syndrome as well as family members. Meet as needed. Make referrals to a national organization. Refer people to other with Marfan. Moral support.

Marfan's Syndrome is an inherited condition of the connective tissues, bones, muscles, ligaments and skeletal structure whose symptoms include an irregular and unsteady gait and a tall, lean body type with long extremities including fingers and toes. There is an abnormal joint flexibility, flat feet, stooped shoulders, dislocation of the optic lens, and a weakened aorta.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Lewiston, ID

325 Snake River Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-743-1563
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: 325 Snake River Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-743-1563
Fax: 208-798-0340
Eligibility: Must have a physical, developmental or emotional disability.
Services Provided: OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED, INC. operates as a private, nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing evaluation, training, employment, education, placement and support services to individuals with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities, including people with severe disabilities and people who are disadvantaged. These services are provided to increase their level of independent functioning, vocational skills and earned income in order to decrease their reliance upon public and private support.


THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES offered by Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. are conducted in such a manner that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or segregation under such programs and services on the grounds of race, creed, color, age, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 415 6th St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-743-2511
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Full service medical health center.

Community Health Education Resource Center - (208) 799-5417
Diabetes education
Smoking cessation
Ostomy & wound care
Outpatient dietician
Senior life coordinator
BLS classes
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
307 St John's Way
Suite 2
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-5294
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 307 St John's Way
Suite 2
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-5294
Fax: 208-799-5710
Eligibility: Physician referral, for Enterostomal Therapy.
Services Provided: Support Group meets 2nd Monday of every odd month, at 12:30 p.m., in the St. Joseph's conference room.
Nurse available as a resource for clients with ostomy
Educational materials.
Covers local area.
Newsletter
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-791-7192
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-791-7192
Eligibility: Any child between the ages of 3 and 18 that is grieving a death
Services Provided: The Willow Center for Grieving Children provides peer group support for children ages 3 to 18 who are grieving a death. We also extend grief resources and educational materials to families all free of charge.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Mccall, ID

Mccall, ID 83638
Phone: 208-315-4275
Address: Mccall, ID 83638
Phone: 208-315-4275
Eligibility: Open to anyone with a disability.
Services Provided: Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AWeSOMe!) provides outdoor recreation for people with disabilities.
AWeSOMe, founded in the winter of 2001-2002, provides ski lessons as well as many other outdoor activities. Our goal is to provide participants the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and work together to enhance the health and self-confidence necessary to expand human potential.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Meridian, ID

4334 N Bright Angel Ave.
Meridian, ID 83646
Phone: 208-376-7298
Address: 4334 N Bright Angel Ave.
Meridian, ID 83646
Phone: 208-376-7298
Services Provided: Residential Care, Adult Hourly Care and Respite Care and Support Groups. Ashley Manor was created to make a difference in the lives of those suffering with memory loss and their families. The Founders started Ashley Manor because they wanted a residential care facility in which they could place their loved ones that dealt with dementia. They were not pleased with the type of care available to their Mom, Dad and Grandfather. However, after an intensive study and collaboration with individuals that had extensive knowledge and experience of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a dream to create facilities where they could place their loved ones was realized. That place was and is Ashley Manor Care Centers, and those relatives placed, like all other residents, were given the best of care for the rest of their lives.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Address: 520 S Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-706-5000
TDD: 208-706-1245
Eligibility: Varies depending on type of need.
Services Provided: (208) 381-9000 Call St. Lukes Classes & MD Referral.

St. Luke's is a leading center for cancer, heart, and women's and children's services offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, plus specialized physician care to serve our region. Services include: 24 hours physician coverage, emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit.

The Idaho Sleep Disorders Centers are located at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise, St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, Meridian and Mercy Medical Center in Nampa. Services are also provided to residents of the McCall area in cooperation with St. Luke's and McCall Memorial Hospital. Self-referrals are accepted; for more information or to schedule an appointment at any location, call 208-706-5380. The sleep centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and offer diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, restless leg syndrome and insomnia. Patients are seen and evaluated by a physician trained in sleep disorders to insure professional and thorough continuity of care.

Call St. Luke's: Registered nurses answer your health questions, provide physician referrals, and information on support groups 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Free and confidential.

Lifeline and Senior Life services available through the Boise St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (208-381-2120).
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: Meridian, ID 83680
Phone: 208-954-7448
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: This group offers support and information for families and friends of persons with Down syndrome.
TV Down Syndrome Association was established to ensure that persons with Down syndrome achieve their highest potential by:*providing an outreach and support to new parents.*providing information to families, professionals and the general public on various aspects of Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Association offers:
*Group meetings
*Annual Family Picnic
*Up about Down Newsletter
*New Parent Packet
*Up & Down booklet - Personal stories written by local families especially for new parents.
*Lending Library
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Moscow, ID

875 Perimeter Dr
MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904
Phone: 208-885-7627
Organization Name: University of Idaho
Address: 875 Perimeter Dr
MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904
Phone: 208-885-7627
Fax: 208-885-7908
Eligibility: Individuals/professionals who do agricultural safety presentations.
Services Provided: The Biological and Engineering Department of the University of Idaho makes farm safety education available through county extension educators. Mr. Karsky or the educators, are available to do presentations on agricultural safety or can provide information for others to do agricultural safety presentations. Topics include: Farm equipment safety, child farm safety, worker farm safety, chemical safety, and livestock safety. A list of various video tapes and other materials are available.

*Also work with Disabled Farmers.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 121 W Sweet Ave
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-885-6000
Fax: 208-885-6188
Eligibility: There are no eligibility requirements.
Services Provided: The CDHD currently operates a variety of independent grant programs and carries out training, services, technical assistance, research and dissemination activities across the state and nation. To meet its goals the CDHD engages in exemplary activities across five areas:

*Interdisciplinary training and preparation of students and fellows for employment in leadership and direct service positions.
*Direct Services and demonstration projects which include family and individual support, personal assistance services and infant monitoring.
*Community training and technical assistance, which is incorporated into all CDHD
projects and focused on activities with individuals with development disabilities,
families, professionals, paraprofessionals, policy makers, students and volunteers.
*Research and validation of new ideas and promising practices and contributions
to the development of new knowledge in the field of developmental disabilities.
*Dissemination of information and research findings to individuals with development disabilities, families, professionals, paraprofessionals, policy makers, students and volunteers.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 505 N Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-0523
Fax: 208-883-0524
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Disability Action Center provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and independent living skills training to people with disabilities and the community.

Information available on:
ADA, fair housing, access issues/discrimination, Independent living issues, transportation, personal assistants, sign language interpreters, community services, coping strategies, Social Security, vocational rehab, Medicare and Medicaid, and assistive technology for people with hearing impairments.

*1 month free loans- devices that amplify sound and improve understanding of speech for: telephone, personal conversations, television, and speakers at meetings. After 1 month clients may apply for a grant.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Parenting Resources
Address: Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 866-326-4864
Fax: 509-335-7339
Eligibility: Must have a child with a disability.
Services Provided: We serve families that have a child with a disability through the "Family Enriched Weekend Program", "Information In A Box Program", and "Parent Training".

Call for more information.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: University of Idaho
Address: 1187 Alturas
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 800-432-8324
Fax: 208-885-6102
Eligibility: Idahoans with disabilities, their families and service providers.
Services Provided: The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) assists people with disabilities in obtaining the assistive technology they need to live more independent and productive lives. The IATP offers assessment services, information and referral, training, a low interest loan program, and recycling of used equipment.

For a current list of used equipment, go to website listed above and click "Idaho AT4All" from the menu on the right side of the screen.

The IATP maintains a statewide information and referral program that identifies agencies, support services, funding options, and other resources related to assistive technology. These resources are available to help persons with disabilities, their families, and service providers in the selection, acquisition, or use of assistive technology devices.
Catalogs, informational fact sheets, and videos describing assistive technology devices and services are available at no charge.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: 119 E. 4th St
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-5587
Fax: 208-882-8441
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED, INC. operates as a private, nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing evaluation, training, employment, education, placement and support services to individuals with mental health, physical and developmental disabilities, including people with severe disabilities and people who are disadvantaged. These services are provided to increase their level of independent functioning, vocational skills and earned income in order to decrease their reliance upon public and private support.


THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES offered by Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. are Medicaid funded and conducted in such a manner that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or segregation under such programs and services on the grounds of race, creed, color, age, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 317 W 6th St
Suite 210
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-882-8550
Services Provided: Consolidating Agency.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Mountain Home, ID

2155 W 6th S
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: 208-587-7626
Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 2155 W 6th S
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: 208-587-7626
Fax: 208-587-0035
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A private agency working for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Mental Health/ Community Support Program for Children and Adolescents and Adults:
- Assistance in gaining and using skills needed for school or employment. This may include grooming, communication, anxiety reduction, appropriate school related behaviors, in school supportive contracts.
- Problem solving and support related to daily living, such as personal hygiene, grooming, money and time management and use of transportation.
- Medication prescription, monitoring and education about the role and effects of medication in symptom treatment.
- Community crisis support is designed to provide assistance in crisis situations to ensure health/safety or to try to prevent hospitalization.
- Additional services for outreach groups, counseling, assistance with pre-assesment

Employment services: Finding and maintaining employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities.

Pre-Employment skills: Job explorations, preparing resumes, competent completion of job applications, interview skills.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nampa, ID

2585 Nampa Caldwell Blvd. Ste. 101
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-468-1077
Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 2585 Nampa Caldwell Blvd. Ste. 101
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-468-1077
Fax: 208-468-1071
Email: katie.kimball@mycpid.com
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A private agency working for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Mental Health/Developmental Services - Community Support Program for Children and Adolescents and Adults:
- Assistance in gaining and using skills needed for school or employment. This may include grooming, communication, anxiety reduction, appropriate school related behaviors, in school supportive contracts.
- Problem solving and support related to daily living, such as personal hygiene, grooming, money and time management and use of transportation.
- Medication prescription, monitoring and education about the role and effects of medication in symptom treatment.
- Community crisis support is designed to provide assistance in crisis situations to ensure health/safety or to try to prevent hospitalization.
- Additional services for outreach groups, counseling, assistance with pre-assesment

Counseling, Occupational therapy, speech therapy and residential habilitation.

Service Coordination for all ages infant to adult. We attend meetings and appointments with families, provide 24-hour crisis assistance and creative problem solving.

Employment services: Finding and maintaining employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities.

Recreation: Teen club, family weekend retreats, excursions, mini camps for children and teens.

Pre-Employment skills: Job explorations, preparing resumes, competent completion of job applications, interview skills.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
308 E Hawaii Ave
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-463-6009
Address: 308 E Hawaii Ave
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-463-6009
Eligibility: MSTI Patient
Services Provided: Cancer Support group for cancer patients and their families.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Health & Welfare, Mental Health Services
Address: 1660 11th Ave N
Nampa, ID 83687-5000
Phone: 208-442-2812
Eligibility: Severely developmentally disabled.
Services Provided: Southwest Idaho treatment Center (SWITC) provides residential care to people who are developmentally disabled; who meet the level of care requirements to live in an intermediate care facility for the intellectually disabled (ICF/ID); for whom all community facilities, options and supports have been exhausted; and for whom SWITC is the least restrictive available residential placement consistent with the needs of the individual. SWITC is Idaho's only publicly run ICF/ID. Highly specialized treatment is provided to people who have been admitted through assessment by the regional FACS Developmental Disabilities Program.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Pocatello, ID

Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 640 Pershing
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-232-2747
TDD: 208-232-2747
Eligibility: Any person with a disability, HCBS Waiver, fiscal Intermediary.
Services Provided: LIFE promotes and practices the independent living philosophy:
*Consumer control of the center regarding decision making, service delivery, management, and policy making.
*Self-help and self-advocacy.
*Development of peer relationship and peer role models.
*Equal access of individuals with disabilities to society and to all services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities.
*Attendant Care in your home
*Payee Services - call for details

LIFE, INC., serves 19 southeastern counties with a variety of resources aimed at assisting people who have disabilities to maintain or increase their independence within their homes, family, and communities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Resources for the Deaf and Blind
Address: 300 Willard Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-233-5833
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The goals of the NFB are to ensure opportunity, security and equality for all blind citizens. The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold-to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind.

Members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality with our sighted peers. The NFB has created a wide array of services to blind and visually impaired persons of all ages. We provide public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind. In addition, we also assist with advocacy services and protection of civil rights, have created Job Opportunities for the Blind and Newsline for the Blind (newspaper by telephone), and we are actively developing and evaluating technology, and support for blind persons and their families.

The NFB of Idaho awards scholarships each year, during the NFB of Idaho State Convention held in early spring, to blind students enrolling in college.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-239-1000
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Portneuf Medical Center is a full service hospital. The Bannock Regional Medical Center and the Pocatello Regional Medical Center have combined and formed the Portneuf Medical Center.

Support groups and educational classes include:

*Living with Cancer Support Group
*Child Birthing Education- Childbirth Education Classes
*Day Care provider course
*Diabetes Education- Please ask your physician for a referral.
*Maternity/Child Birth Classes
*First Aid
*CPR
*Safe Babysitting Classes- girls/boys 11 to 13. Topics include injury prevention, choking child, the business of babysitting,etc.
**Super Sitter Class - contact Nikki Goldade 208-239-1403***
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Ponderay, ID

Organization Name: Goodwill Industries of Inland NW
Address: 204 Larspur St
Ponderay, ID 83852
Phone: 208-265-1984
Services Provided: Manages services in Idaho including Vocational Evaluation, Work Readiness Training, Job Skills Training, Community Employment Services, PSR, Representative Payee Services; Service Coordination and Program Coordinationffor DD, CM for those on Medicaid with mental health barriers.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Post Falls, ID

1642 E 16th Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: 208-818-2150
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 1642 E 16th Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: 208-818-2150
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Peer support for patients of multiple sclerosis and families. Meets September through May on the second Monday of every month: Contact for location or you can log onto www.mswobbles.com "support groups". Education, discussion of services available,peer support, MS updates, and open discussion's, drug representatives.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Sandpoint, ID

820 Main St
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-290-1973
Organization Name: Alzheimer's Association - North Idaho Office
Address: 820 Main St
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-290-1973
Services Provided: Providing information, help lines, educational materials, support groups, newsletter, in-service training, senior companion, lending library and respite for families, friends and organizations in caring for those with Alzheimer's disease
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Cancer Resources
Address: 1215 Michigan St
Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-2301
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Support and information resource center for cancer patients and their families. They have a library of cancer related information as well as hats and wigs for use by clients. Provides trained mentor for the client and/or client's family. The service will provide financial assistance in areas that other agencies do not cover. Also available, loaned durable medical equipment, yoga classes and social services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1215 Michigan St
Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-2301
Organization Name: Community Cancer Services
Address: 1215 Michigan St
Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-2301
Services Provided: Adult Cancer Support Group is designed to bring cancer patients together to discuss cancer related topics and offer emotional support. Meets 1st Monday 4:00PM - 5:30PM and 3rd Monday 5:00PM - 6:00PM.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1215 Michigan St
Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-2301
Organization Name: Community Cancer Services
Address: 1215 Michigan St
Suite B
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-255-2301
Fax: 208-255-4304
Services Provided: Meets the 4th Monday of each month at the Panhandle Health District Office in Bonners Ferry from Noon 2:00PM.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Twin Falls, ID

725 Pole Line Rd W
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-814-1699
Organization Name: St. Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center
Address: 725 Pole Line Rd W
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-814-1699
Eligibility: NONE
Services Provided: Living Through Cancer - Open support group for cancer patients, caregivers and family members of any cancer diagnosis. Meets 4th Monday of the month 4 pm - 5 pm at MSTI - 725 Pole Line Rd W in Twin Falls.

Art in Healing Group - Open to Mountain States patients, caregivers, and family members of any cancer diagnosis. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 1 pm - 3 pm at MSTI - 725 Pole Line Rd W in Twin Falls - Does not meet in May, Sept or Dec.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1411 Falls Ave East
Suite 703
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-734-2322
Address: 1411 Falls Ave East
Suite 703
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-734-2322
Fax: 208-734-1075
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Developmental disabilities day Treatment Center. Developmental specialist on staff. They will also refer to Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists.

Adults and children.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1201 Falls Ave. E.
Ste. 34
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-735-2134
Organization Name: Community Partnerships of Idaho, INC
Address: 1201 Falls Ave. E.
Ste. 34
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-735-2134
Fax: 208-736-2512
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A private agency working for individuals with disabilities in partnership with their families, neighborhoods and communities for the purpose of promoting independence and community participation.

Mental Health/ Community Support Program for Children and Adolescents and Adults:
- Assistance in gaining and using skills needed for school or employment. This may include grooming, communication, anxiety reduction, appropriate school related behaviors, in school supportive contracts.
- Problem solving and support related to daily living, such as personal hygiene, grooming, money and time management and use of transportation.
- Medication prescription, monitoring and education about the role and effects of medication in symptom treatment.
- Community crisis support is designed to provide assistance in crisis situations to ensure health/safety or to try to prevent hospitalization.
- Additional services for outreach groups, counseling, assistance with pre-assesment

Developmental therapy Occupational therapy, Psychosocial rehabilitation, Employment services and residential habilitation.

Employment services: Finding and maintaining employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities.

Recreation: A camp for adults with disabilities.

Pre-Employment skills: Job explorations, preparing resumes, competent completion of job applications, interview skills.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Independent Living Council
Address: 1182 Eastland Dr N
Suite C
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-1712
TDD: 208-733-1712
Fax: 208-733-7711
Eligibility: Person with a disability
Services Provided: Empower people with disabilities to achieve their desired level of independence.
Focus on transitioning people from institutions and prevention of institutionalization. Support services and advocacy for individuals wanting to live independently in the community. Peer support, information and referral, benefits counseling, personal assistance services, and independent living skills training. Help in applying for SSI, SSD, and PASS (Plan for Achieving Self-Support).
Provide A.D.A. site evaluations, discrimination prevention training, and education about Independent Living philosophy and disability issues.

Discounted fare transportation vouchers are provided FREE to the elderly of disabled. Call for more information.

*1 month free loans- devices that amplify sound and improve understanding of speech for: telephone, personal conversations, television, and speakers at meetings. After 1 month clients may apply for a grant.

Also, provide in-home care for seniors & people with disabilities under the HCBS waiver program & private pay.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1631 Grandview Drive North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-6128
Organization Name: Twin Falls Reformed Church
Address: 1631 Grandview Drive North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-6128
Eligibility: parents of special needs kids
Services Provided: a support group for parents of special-needs children, meets the first Monday of each month.
Child care and a shuttle service are available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/20/2015
Organization Name: St. Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center
Address: 801 Pole Line Rd W
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-737-2000
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: St. Luke's Magic Valley provides inpatient and outpatient surgery, primary care and specialty services, 24-hour emergency services, cancer treatment, imaging, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, and women's and children's healthcare.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Weiser, ID

Organization Name: Love INC National
Address: 722 W. Idaho
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: 208-414-5683
Eligibility: Call
Services Provided: Love INC was founded in 1977 as a way to encourage churches to become more engaged with the poor and to inspire a greater number of Christians to put their faith in action. As the Love INC ministry grew, so did the need for national leadership and support. In 1988, Love INC became an operating department of World Vision U.S., an international Christian relief and development organization, where it remained for the next 15 years. Under World Vision, Love INC continued to grow throughout the 1990s, and in 2003 Love INC separated from World Vision and again became its own national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Minneapolis. In 2011 Love INC has over 150 affiliates in 30 states, representing a network of more than 9,000 churches, 7,000 community agencies, and nearly 300,000 volunteers meeting more than 1 million needs each year.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

contact for info.
Phone: 260-225-3736
Address: contact for info.
Phone: 260-225-3736
Services Provided: Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer.

A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: Washington, DC 20405
Eligibility: Available to all.
Services Provided: Online Resource: DisabilityInfo.gov provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. You can begin your search by visiting any of the nine subject areas at the top of this page. To find disability resources in your state just click on the Find State and Local Resources map located in each of these subject areas.
Some of the many topics you will find information about on DisabilityInfo.gov include:
**Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
**Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
**Job Accommodations
**Social Security Disability Benefits
**Vocational Rehabilitation
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018

CA

Santa Clara, CA

Address: Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
Phone: 408-727-5775
Fax: 408-286-1116
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided: On Line Resource: PHP is a family resource center serving parents of children with special needs. PHP hosts a variety of Support & Information, in the Santa Clara County area (California). PHP's web site also includes information, links, and fact sheets for families not located in the immediate service area. They have information about the child's condition including a library with up-to-date books, videos, packets, and other printed materials. They can provide referrals on where to find and how to use service systems to get care for your child, including unique resources. Information on financial relief information for the child's added expenses, through insurance, SSI, and other sources. Resources to develop advocacy skills to ensure and protect the rights of the child, and to build the parent's confidence.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Tustin, CA

250 El Camino Real
Suite 211
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-368-3689
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 250 El Camino Real
Suite 211
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-368-3689
Fax: 714-368-3367
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Little People of America (LPA) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. Here you will find resources pertaining to dwarfism and LPA, medical information, instructions on how to join our e-mail discussion groups, and links to other dwarfism-related sites.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

DC

Washington, DC

501 3rd Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-387-1968
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 501 3rd Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-387-1968
Fax: 202-387-2193
Eligibility: Friends and family of the mentally retarded.
Services Provided: The AAIDD is an on-line resource that will augment activities and give rapid access to information about the mental retardation and disabilities field. The National headquarters provides information and resources on mental retardation. Promotes the well-being of individuals with mental retardation and supports those who work in the field. They have an information packet including brochures, lists of publications, and national training workshops. They have an annual convention in a different state every year.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 800-514-0301
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 800-514-0301
TDD: 800-514-0383
Fax: 202-307-1198
Eligibility: None
Services Provided: The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The ADA website also provides extensive information.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 866-327-6669
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 866-327-6669
Eligibility: Employers interested in employing persons with disability.
Services Provided: EARN is designed to provide EMPLOYERS with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.

An employer seeking to fill a specific position may contact EARN with the job specifications. EARN staff will provide links to local employment providers who may have appropriate job candidates with disabilities and send that information back to the employer.

EARN also offers employers technical assistance. Any subject related to the employment of people with disabilities -- such as co-worker attitudes, tax credits, personal assistance services, disability laws, return-to-work strategies, job interviewing techniques and recruitment and hiring strategies -- can be addressed by EARN staff.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1825 K Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800-872-5827
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 1825 K Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800-872-5827
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: National headquarters for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Offers information, resources, and education on disabilities.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

MA

Danvers, MA

300 Rosewood Dr
Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-463-5843
Address: 300 Rosewood Dr
Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-463-5843
Fax: 978-463-5809
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The MISSION of the Scleroderma Foundation is threefold:
To provide educational and emotional support to persons with scleroderma and their families.
To stimulate and support research designed to identify the cause and cure f scleroderma, as well as improve methods of treatment.
To enhance the public's awareness of this disease.

To receive information about membership, newsletters, and other educational materials, physician referrals, Chapters and Support Groups, call the Scleroderma Foundation.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

NY

New York, NY

26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-785-9500
Address: 26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-785-9500
Fax: 212-785-9595
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is a voluntary health agency whose primary objective is to support and fund research into the cause, treatment and prevention of Type 1 diabetes, and ultimately through research, find a cure. The Foundation also serves the needs of those with diabetes and their families by providing information about diabetes, and strives to alert the general public to the seriousness of diabetes. JDRF provides brochure, fact sheets and referrals. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has over 80 chapters throughout the United States and 6 foreign affiliates. The Foundation operates Monday-Friday.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Staten Island, NY

1135 Parkinson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: 800-223-2732
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 1135 Parkinson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: 800-223-2732
Fax: 718-981-4399
Eligibility: General public
Services Provided: The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., founded in 1961, has sought to "Ease the Burden and Find the Cure" for this disease through research, patient and family support and education. The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. sponsors 50 Chapters, more than 800 Support Groups and 60 Information and Referral Centers which provide education, counseling, assistance and referrals throughout the United States.

The education program provides information and resources to patients, their families, friends, doctors and other medical professionals and enhances public education and awareness of the disease. A support program was initiated to motivate the patients in maximizing strengths, minimizing impediments and achieving and maintaining full potential. The research program funds six types of grants to support research efforts and funds 9 Centers for Advanced Research in the USA.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

OH

Powell, OH

9517 Big Bear Ave
Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 740-972-5619
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 9517 Big Bear Ave
Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 740-972-5619
Eligibility: Any persons with interest in MSUD
Services Provided: The MSUD Family Support Group membership now includes families and professionals worldwide. This growing organization continues to develop resources to meet its goals of support and education. Informed families and professionals can provide better care for the child with MSUD. Treatment has improved and the future continues to brighten for these children and their families.

The MSUD Family Support Group is dedicated to:
. Providing opportunities for support and personal contact for those with MSUD and their families.
. Distributing information and raising public awareness of MS
. Strengthening the liaison between families and professionals.
. Encouraging newborn screening programs and research for MSUD.

In 1983 the first MSUD Newsletter was printed and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. The Newsletter continues to provide the latest information on the treatment of the disorder, reports on the latest research, current diet information, family news and related topics.

MSUD is an inherited metabolic disorder, if untreated, causes mental retardation, physical disabilities and death. It is a rare disorder, and believed to be found in all ethnic groups (the Mennonite population from eastern Pennsylvania is at high risk for this classic form of the disorder). It was first described as a disease in 1954.
The disorder affects the way the body metabolized (processes) certain components of protein. These components are the three-branched chain amino acids - leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They accumulate in the blood causing a toxic effect that interferes with brain function. The symptoms of classic MSUD are evident within the first week of life. Variant forms are milder; however, the symptoms can be severe during times of illness. Earliest symptoms of classic MSUD, usually observed in the first few days of life are poor appetite, irritability, and the characteristic odor of the urine (distinct sweet smell). Affected infants gradually lose their sucking reflex and become listless, have high-pitched cry and become limp with episodes of rigidity. Without diagnosis and treatment, symptoms progress to seizures, coma and death usually by two weeks of age. The earlier these infants are diagnosed and treated, the less risk of permanent damage.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

UT

Salt Lake City, UT

4424 S 700 E
Suite 180
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 888-391-9389
Organization Name: Arthritis Resources
Address: 4424 S 700 E
Suite 180
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 888-391-9389
Fax: 801-536-0991
Eligibility: Individuals, family, and healthcare providers of those affected with arthritis.
Services Provided: *** Online Resource *** Arthritis Foundation funds research and provide services including information on arthritis, doctor referral list, a magazine, support groups, self help classes, videos and exercise classes. The Arthritis Foundation Utah/Idaho Chapter serves Idaho.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

VA

Alexandria, VA

1701 N Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 800-342-2383
Organization Name: Diabetes Resources
Address: 1701 N Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 800-342-2383
Eligibility: Youth, Teens, Adults and Family members of those with diabetes
Services Provided: The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Portland, Oregon office supports our mission in Southern Idaho. We offer free informational materials for both healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes. We provide advocacy support for people who believe they have experienced discrimination because of their diabetes.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

WA

Kent, WA

19115 68th Ave
Suite H-105
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: 425-656-1650
Address: 19115 68th Ave
Suite H-105
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: 425-656-1650
Services Provided: The ALS Association helps patients and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS by providing information, resources, and referrals to many sources, including a wide variety of community services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Renton, WA

241 S 4th Pl
Suite D
Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 877-774-2992
Organization Name: Support Organizations
Address: 241 S 4th Pl
Suite D
Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 877-774-2992
Eligibility: N/A
Services Provided: Support group dedicated to improving the quality of life for Lupus patients and their friends and families.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Seattle, WA

400 Mercer St
Suite 502
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-748-9481
Organization Name: Parkinson's Support Group
Address: 400 Mercer St
Suite 502
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-748-9481
Services Provided: The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation serves people living with Parkinson's disease in the northwest. They offer care, support, education and resources, come to CDA for educational programs. Contact them for questions about the disease or need resources. Ruth Egger, MS Gerontology, Social Services Manager
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

WI

Glendale, WI

Organization Name: Cancer Resources
Address: 5775 N Glen Park Rd
Suite 201
Glendale, WI 53209
Phone: 800-977-4121
Fax: 414-977-1781
Eligibility: Breast Cancer patients
Services Provided: 1.People affected by breast cancer – patients, family and friends – benefit from personalized, reliable informational and emotional support as a complement to appropriate medical care.
2.One-to-one support provided by people who have first-hand experience with similar breast cancer diagnosis, treatment history and similar life circumstances is a fundamental element of personalized support.
3.One-to-one support, which we call mentoring, is essential to building a life after diagnosis, leading to a more confident, empowered survivor.
4.The best mentors are well trained and professionally supported.
5.It is important to respect the individual choices of those who turn to us for support.
6.Confidentiality is critical to building trust.
7.Being responsive to the survivorship needs of mentors is a vital part of our work.
8.ABCD will take a leadership role in promoting the value of one-to-one support and establishing it as a standard element of care for all breast cancer patients.
9.ABCD is a credible resource for up-to-date information about breast cancer and a reliable conduit to other personalized support services.
10.Regardless of ethnic background, gender, religion or sexual orientation, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer, and their family and friends, has a right to ABCD’s help without cost.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

WV

Morgantown, WV

Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 800-526-7234
Organization Name: Disability Resources
Address: Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 800-526-7234
TDD: 877-781-9403
Fax: 304-293-5407
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. JAN's work has greatly enhanced the job opportunities of people with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations since 1983. JAN consultants have obtained at least one Master's degree in their specialized fields, ranging from rehabilitation counseling to education and engineering.
JAN's work helps:

Employers

Hire, retain, and promote qualified employees with disabilities;
Provide information on accommodation options and practical solutions;
Become educated about their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act;
Reduce workers' compensation and other insurance costs; and
Address issues pertaining to accessibility.

People with Disabilities

Become educated about their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act;
Acquire accommodation options; and
Learn about other government and placement agencies.

Rehabilitation Professionals

Facilitate placement of clients through accommodation assistance;
Brainstorm accommodation options; and
Find local resources for workplace assessment and discover resources for device fabrication and modification.

People Affected by Disability

Discover local, regional, and national organizations, resources, and support groups; and obtain helpful accommodation and legislative information.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018