Since the start of this pandemic, there have been many unknowns or uncertainties. Mental health and meals for children have been two impactful concerns, since the start. If you, or if someone you know may be suffering the Boise community is here to help you.
Idaho Youth Ranch has always been known to lend a helping hand and their services are especially important during a time of need. This awesome organization is offering mental health services during the pandemic. If this is something you, friends, or loved ones may be interested don’t hesitate to reach out! Their services are provided through video chats or phone calls. It is no doubt this time has caused stress, trauma, or exhaustion, remember to make your health a priority.
The help line is (208) 947-0863 or request an appointment: ID Youth Ranch
Photo Credits: @Idahoyouthrach
Many young kids and teens rely on school providing their food for the day. With schools closing this has become a major concern in the community. If you or someone you know may be at risk, these local places are continuing to offer food to students in need:
Boise State University
At BSU, the food pantry will remain open in the Dean of Students’ office. This service offers bags full of groceries you might need.
Kuna School District
The Kuna school district is offering a major service to those in need. This district is allowing any child enrolled in the Kuna district, Ross Elementary or Reed Elementary. Kids 18 or younger may pick up Grab-and-Go meals from 11AM to 12PM, Monday through Friday.
Nampa School District
The Nampa school district is offering hygiene meal kits for families who may go without school for a while. If this is something your family or a family you may know may benefit from, contact these local schools:
Central Elementary School
1415 5TH STREET S, NAMPA, IDAHO 83651
Ask for, Mari Ramos at (208) 565-8949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa Elementary School
626 W Iowa, Nampa, ID 83686
Ask for, Jennifer OwenTillotson at (208) 696-8451 or email@example.com
Sherman Elementary School
1521 E Sherman AVE, Nampa, ID 83686
Ask for, Marisol Garcia at (208) 696-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Snake River Elementary School
500 Stampede DR., Nampa, ID 83687
Ask for, Ofelia Sullivan at (208) 696-8440 or email@example.com
West Middle School
28 S. Midland BLVD, NAMPA, ID 83651
Ask for Luigi Novoa at (208) 696-8198 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* HOURS MON-FRI 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Right now, it’s even more important for us to work together and overcome this battle. The Boise community has always stepped up to help each other, and we continue to be amazed by the people in our community who are working extra hard to support one another. If you have the time and would like to show your support, these services are always looking for volunteers.
Continue staying safe and showing love to each other! We will overcome this together.
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