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Boise, ID

3751 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-321-5073
Organization Name: Auburn Crest Hospice
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Address: 3751 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-321-5073
Services Provided: At Auburn Crest Hospice, we believe in the power of choice and the right that we all should choose to live every moment. Choosing hospice care is a positive step in affirming the value of life - even during life’s final months.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 5/6/2019
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 877-969-0010
Organization Name: Compassionate Friends - Greater Boise Chapter
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Address: Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 877-969-0010
Eligibility: Families who have lost a child (through death).
Services Provided: The mission of Compassionate friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. We offer friendship, understanding and hope.
Parents, grand parents and siblings (age 12 and above) are welcome. There is no religious affiliation. Compassionate friends is a self-help group. All the leaders are bereaved parents
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm
Where : St. Luke’s Hospital, West (basement) 520 S. Eagle Road, Boise ID
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: St. Luke's
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Address: Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-381-2721
Services Provided: This support program brings together people who are dealing with loss and grief. You’ll have the opportunity to reach out to others for support as you cope with loss in a safe, supportive environment and learn more about the grief process. Each group meets for a 7-week session. Call for location.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/26/2019
900 N. Liberty
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-367-7380
Organization Name: National Share Office
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Address: 900 N. Liberty
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-367-7380
Eligibility: Contact for eligibility.
Services Provided: Online Resources: Support group for parents who have had early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death. Listing available online.
Free informational packet can be sent by filling out the request online.
This packet contains information regarding the emotional issues of pregnancy loss, a listing of support groups in your area, the Share Bereavement Resources catalog and a copy of the Sharing newsletter.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 900 N. Liberty,
Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-367-3454
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided: The Saint Alphonsus Family Center is a meeting place for all generations of women to come together for professional support and health resources. Through the direction of a collaborative team of physicians, nurses and specialists, the center partners with women and their families to improve wellness throughout their life. It is a place where families come together to grow.

Parenting classes currently offered include Signing Times, Parenting at Midnight, and Pediatric Sleep Consultations

Family Wellness Education Programs include:
CARE Maternal/Child Health Programs: A clinic and educational support program for pregnant refugee women and their families

**Childbirth classes (early pregnancy, childbirth, childbirth refresher); preconception and postpartum

**Breastfeeding classes/Lactation consulting - A certified lactation consultant assists new mothers in achieving successful breastfeeding. Services available include consultations/patient education and manages a comprehensive line of breastfeeding supplies, such as pump rentals, nursing pads, nursing bras, breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support groups.

**Parenting - Signing Times, Parenting at Midnight, Pediatric Sleep Consultations, Taming the Toddler, "Happiest Baby on the Block," and Newborn Care and Parenting.

**Child/Teen Development - Baby sitting and CPR classes, to register call 367-3454 or go to saintalphonsus.org

**Safety - Babysitting Safely, CPR for Babysitters, and CPR for Parents, car seat safety checks

Support Groups - Breastfeeding Support and Encouragement, and Baby and Me (a support group for parents with children ages 0-12 months) and SHARE of Idaho (Miscarriage and Infant Loss)

**Massage Therapy Certified massage therapists on staff for women, men and children include Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage, Infant massage.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: St. Alphonsus Health System
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Address: 9199 W Black Eagle Dr
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-672-1707
Eligibility: All patients who are homebound and in need of skilled care.
Services Provided: Regardless of disease or age, Home Health provides a variety of direct care disciplines to provide care in your home (with physician orders), including: Nursing; Physical therapy; Occupational therapy; Speech therapy; Social work; Nutritional counseling; Pastoral care; Home Care aides. Among our nursing staff we have a number of specialized skills including: Oncology (cancer care); Diabetes education;IV therapy; Pain management; Gerontology (care of seniors).

Medicare-certified, Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited Home Care Agencies.

Also provides Hospice Services - Call for more details.
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.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 717 N. 11th Street
Olivet Rm
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-342-2139
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Survivors of Suicide Loss is a non-profit, self-help support group for family and friends of suicide victims. Monthly support group meetings 2nd Friday of each month at First United Methodist Church, 11th & Hayes, Olivet Rm, Boise, Idaho. Enter thru the 11th St. glass doors.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/28/2019
740 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-343-7797 x1359
Organization Name: Children's Home Society of Idaho
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Address: 740 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-343-7797 x1359
Email: touchstone@childrenshomesociety.com
Eligibility: Grieving children and adolescents ages 5-18. Don't need to be a client of Warm Springs Counseling Center.
Services Provided: Meet once or twice per month in Boise and Meridian.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/31/2020

Bonners Ferry, ID

6371 Kootenai St
Unit 4 & 9
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: 208-267-0579
Organization Name: Auburn Crest Hospice
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Address: 6371 Kootenai St
Unit 4 & 9
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: 208-267-0579
Services Provided: At Auburn Crest Hospice, we believe in the power of choice and the right that we all should choose to live every moment. Choosing hospice care is a positive step in affirming the value of life - even during life’s final months.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/6/2019

Burley, ID

1031 E Main
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: 208-678-8844
Address: 1031 E Main
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: 208-678-8844
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Bereavement support group. Group is staffed by volunteer providers and is open to people who have lost a loved one.

Call for Group Schedule.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-773-5684
Address: Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
Phone: 208-773-5684
Email: coeurdalenebp@aol.com
Eligibility: Families who have experienced the death of a child.
Services Provided: National self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child.

Support meetings once a month, on the 3rd Thursday, St. Pius Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft, Coeur d'Alene, ID. (7pm)
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Phone: 208-524-4042
Address: Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Phone: 208-524-4042
Eligibility: Families who have lost a child.
Services Provided: Provides literature and counseling to all parents who have lost a child through death.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019
1810 Moran St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-529-0342
Address: 1810 Moran St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-529-0342
Services Provided: As southeast Idaho’s only non-profit hospice, Hospice of Eastern Idaho provides the highest quality comfort care and pain management. This includes: medical, social, spiritual and bereavement support for terminally-ill patients and their families regardless of ability to pay.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/6/2019

Lewiston, ID

0309 2nd St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-791-7192
Address: 0309 2nd St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-791-7192
Eligibility: Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Services Provided: Camp Erin-Willow Center is a free, weekend camp offered one weekend each year for children who are grieving the death of a loved one. We combine high-energy camp activities with grief education and emotional support to help children and teens cope with loss. Children ages 6-17 will join 50 other campers from around Idaho who have shared a similar experience.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Meridian, ID

63 W Willowbrook Dr
Meridian, ID 83646
Phone: 208-884-5051
Address: 63 W Willowbrook Dr
Meridian, ID 83646
Phone: 208-884-5051
Eligibility: Any person who needs support with the loss of a loved one.
Services Provided: Bereavement programs are facilitated by licensed social workers and chaplains. The focus of the scheduled grief groups are good self care for the bereaved as well as information throughout the life span in coping with losses.

Seasonal 5 part series groups are offered three to four times a year. Annual memorials are held and open to the public.
***Services available in Mountain Home:
560 North 6th. East
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: (208) 587-6854
Fax: (208) 587-6872
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/26/2019

Nampa, ID

Organization Name: St. Luke's
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Address: 308 E. Hawaii Ave.
Nampa, ID 83686-6000
Phone: 208-381-2721
Services Provided: This support program brings together people who are dealing with loss and grief. You’ll have the opportunity to reach out to others for support as you cope with loss in a safe, supportive environment and learn more about the grief process. Each group meets for a 7-week session. Call for location.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/27/2019

Pocatello, ID

797 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-237-6318
Address: 797 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-237-6318
Eligibility: Families who have lost a child.
Services Provided: *Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m., at Quail Ridge Assisted Living.
*A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents by those who have experienced the grief of losing a child. Free monthly newsletter. Periodic activities are also held to include members of families so that siblings can have understanding friends and contacts.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/28/2019

Rathdrum, ID

Rathdrum, ID 83858
Phone: 208-557-4371
Organization Name: Northwest Infant Safety & SIDS Alliance
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Address: Rathdrum, ID 83858
Phone: 208-557-4371
Services Provided: Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation recently merged with Northwest Infant Safety & SIDS Alliance. The Safe Start program focuses on educating the public on safe sleep practices for infants, bringing awareness to SIDS/SUID and providing grief support to those who have experienced a SUID/SIDS loss.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/3/2020

Sandpoint, ID

Organization Name: Bonner General Hospital
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Address: 520 N Third Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-265-1179
Eligibility: Physician must certify need for hospice
Services Provided: In home Hospice nursing, social work, certified nurses aides, spiritual & volunteer services. Comprehensive hospice care, often covered 100% by insurance.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/9/2020

Twin Falls, ID

1027 Blue Lakes Blvd
Suite 2
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-735-7450
Organization Name: Auburn Crest Hospice
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Address: 1027 Blue Lakes Blvd
Suite 2
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-735-7450
Services Provided: THE AUBURN CREST PROMISE
Auburn Crest Hospice philosophy respects the rights of patient and family:

•The right to enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
•The right to die with dignity, as dignity is perceived and defined by the patient.
•The right to actively participate in managing the remaining life span, through the end-of-life.
•The right to remain a viable family member in the environment of choice.
•The right to have his/her needs considered on a personal, individual basis.

Auburn Crest Hospice strives to achieve excellence in its set objectives:

•Excellent physical care and relief of pain and other symptoms during illness without great mental or physical incapacitation.
•Ongoing emotional support of patients and family caregivers throughout illness.
•Support of the patient’s participation as an active family member by executing his/her end-of-life plan.
•Assistance to the patient and the family in working through the grieving process and other issues involved in serious illness, changes in lifestyle and loss.
•Assistance with the family’s healthy resolution of bereavement issues up to a year or more after the death of the patient as needed.
•Participation in an ongoing community effort toward hospice education programs that can be made available to the families, friends and neighbors of our community.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 5/6/2019
1631 Grandview Dr N
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-6128
Address: 1631 Grandview Dr N
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-6128
Eligibility: Anyone grieving the loss of someone close.
Services Provided: Support Group to develop understanding of the grieving process, and positive ways to cope with grief.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

PO Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
Phone: 877-969-0010
Address: PO Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
Phone: 877-969-0010
Toll Free Phone: 8779690010
Eligibility: Family support after the death of a child.
Services Provided: The Compassionate Friends is a National Organization offering support to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to help with the positive resolution of the grief experienced upon the death of a child and to support their efforts to achieve physical and emotion health.

Contact the national office for more information and literature.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/24/2020
Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-392-0664
Organization Name: Friends for Survival
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Address: Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-392-0664
Toll Free Phone: (800) 646-7322
Email: FFS@TrueVine.net
Eligibility: Persons affected by suicide loss.
Services Provided: Provides helpline for peer-support for persons affected by a suicide loss, skills to cope with loss, and education on the impact of suicide for the community.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/21/2019
264 Amity Rd
Suite 211
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Phone: 800-893-9198
Address: 264 Amity Rd
Suite 211
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Phone: 800-893-9198
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Online Resource, DO NOT MAIL: Hygeia is a global community and Internet portal providing programs to educate, counsel and support families who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child, advocate for the healthcare of women and children worldwide, and promote humanism in the education of tomorrow's healthcare professionals. Please see the website for more information.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/31/2019

WA

Spokane, WA

4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Suite 348
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone: 800-533-0376
Organization Name: Health Information Lines
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Address: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Suite 348
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone: 800-533-0376
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Offers peer contacting, grief companions, a lending library and information about local support groups.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018