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Our Programs

  • 3: Our Programs
    • 3.1: Building Your Future
      • 3.1.2: Education - We offer GED tutoring and testing for adults. Tutoring is held at the Haven Shelter in Idaho Falls and at our Salmon Outreach office.
      • 3.1.4: Pre-School - We operate six Head Start centers in Eastern Idaho. Two centers are in Idaho Falls and the others are in Blackfoot, Driggs, Rexburg, and Salmon.
    • 3.2: Children Programs
      • 3.2.1: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Works with individuals age 60 and older who are in need of information, resources, and support regarding a variety of issues including: medical, legal, behavior and school issues.
      • 3.2.2: Health & Dental - We have several health and dental resources, including limited programs that may help to cover the cost of medical and/or dental treatment as a "last resort" source of payment.
      • 3.2.3: Pre-School - We operate six Head Start centers in Eastern Idaho. Two centers are in Idaho Falls and the others are in Blackfoot, Driggs, Rexburg, and Salmon.
    • 3.3: Help With Bills
      • 3.3.1: Food - The Food Warehouse provides USDA commodities and donated food to numerous pantries in our services area. We also operate food banks in Challis, Dubois, Mackay, Mud Lake, Salmon and St. Anthony.
      • 3.3.2: Health & Dental - We have several health and dental resources, including limited programs that may help to cover the cost of medical and/or dental treatment as a "last resort" source of payment.
      • 3.3.3: Heating Assistance - Energy Assistance provides a one-time payment to a household's heat source utility company. The benefit is calculated to provide 2-3 months of heating costs for each eligible household.
      • 3.3.4: Low Cost Housing - We currently own and manages nine properties. Four of the properties are family housing and the others are designated as senior housing. Senior housing provides housing for persons who are 62 or over or handicapped or disabled.
      • 3.3.5: Property Tax Reduction - Reduces property taxes for qualified applicants. The amount of reduction is based on income for the previous calendar year.
      • 3.3.7: Telephone Assistance - Telephone assistance provides approximately $13.00 per month credit on a telephone bill for a 12 month timeframe. Assistance is available for eligible participants with eligible telephone service.
    • 3.4: Safe Communities
      • 3.4.1: Abuse - Investigates and works to resolve reports of abuse, exploitation, neglect and self neglect of vulnerable adults ages 18 and older.
      • 3.4.2: Caregiver Support - The Caregiver Support Group provides support information and resources for individuals that are caring for their loved ones. Respite offers free time to individuals taking care of family members by providing supervision to homebound adults.
      • 3.4.3: Counseling
      • 3.4.4: Exploitation - Investigates and works to resolve reports of abuse, exploitation, neglect and self neglect of vulnerable adults ages 18 and older.
      • 3.4.5: Heating Systems - Provides assistance to eligible low-income households, particularly elderly and disabled individuals, in the areas of energy conservation, and health and safety related repairs.
      • 3.4.6: Help for Disabled - We provide various services for people with disabilities ranging from lending equipment to low-cost housing.
      • 3.4.7: Neglect - Investigates and works to resolve reports of abuse, exploitation, neglect and self neglect of vulnerable adults ages 18 and older.
      • 3.4.8: Long Term Care Ombudsman - Advocates for and assists in problem solving for residents in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Problems, complaints or concerns may focus on any long-term care issues in nursing homes and assisted living centers.
      • 3.4.9: Shelters - The Haven, a homeless shelter that accepts families and single women. (We don't admit single men!) The program is a wrap-around service provided to the residents, where single women and families can start life over again and work on being self-sufficient.
    • 3.5: Senior Programs
      • 3.5.1: Adult Protection - Investigates and works to resolve reports of abuse, exploitation, neglect and self neglect of vulnerable adults ages 18 and older.
      • 3.5.2: Caregiver Support - The Caregiver Support Group provides support information and resources for individuals that are caring for their loved ones. Respite offers free time to individuals taking care of family members by providing supervision to homebound adults.
      • 3.5.3: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Works with individuals age 60 and older who are in need of information, resources, and support regarding a variety of issues including: medical, legal, behavior and school issues.
      • 3.5.4: Health & Dental - We have several health and dental resources, including limited programs that may help to cover the cost of medical and/or dental treatment as a "last resort" source of payment.
      • 3.5.5: In-Home Services - Locates, mobilizes and coordinates a variety of in-home supportive services to ensure that the senior client is able to remain in their home, while their physical and safety needs are being met.
      • 3.5.6: Legal - Gives legal advice, counseling, or representation by an attorney (or other person acting under the supervision of an attorney) to older individuals with economic or social needs through Idaho Legal Aid.
      • 3.5.7: Long Term Care Ombudsman - Advocates for and assists in problem solving for residents in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Problems, complaints or concerns may focus on any long-term care issues in nursing homes and assisted living centers.
      • 3.5.8: Low Cost Housing - Provides housing for persons who are 62 or over or handicapped or disabled and who meet income and tenant selection criteria.
      • 3.5.9: Meals - Congregate Meals provides mid-day nutritious meals at 16 senior community centers. Home Delivered Meals provides mid-day nutritious meals that are delivered from 13 senior community centers to individuals who are homebound.
      • 3.5.10: Property Tax Reduction - Reduces property taxes for qualified applicants. The amount of reduction is based on income for the previous calendar year.
      • 3.5.11: Resource Directory - Categorized directory of services for seniors, other vulnerable adults, and caregivers.
    • 3.6: Volunteer Programs
      • 3.6.1: Head Start Volunteers - The Head Start Program needs volunteers to assist in the class room and during family literacy programs and special events.
      • 3.6.2: RSVP - RSVP is a volunteer program open to seniors aged 55 and over. Volunteers are given a pre-service orientation, on-the-job training from the placement agency or organization and supplemental insurance while on duty.
      • 3.6.3: VOICE - VOICE improves the quality of care and makes a difference in the lives of elders who live in long-term-care facilities. Volunteers are trained and assigned to a facility to visit weekly, advocate and help solve problems for residents.
      • 3.6.4: Other Volunteer Opportunities
    • 3.7: Warm Homes
      • 3.7.1: Heating Assistance - Energy Assistance provides a one-time payment to a household's heat source utility company. The benefit is calculated to provide 2-3 months of heating costs for each eligible household.
      • 3.7.2: Weatherization - Provides assistance to eligible low-income households, particularly elderly and disabled individuals, in the areas of energy conservation, and health and safety related repairs.