The mission of the Idaho National Guard is to protect, preserve and defend the lives, property and individual liberties of the citizens of Idaho and the United States, and to support and defend the constitutions of the State of Idaho and United States of America and the democratic traditions and institutions they embody.
The Idaho Out-of-School Network’s (ION) mission is to ensure Idaho’s youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs.
The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. Research also reveals that they are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors that may lead to crime, substance abuse or teen parenthood. New studies are showing too that OST programs are helping close the achievement gap of students across income levels. ION is the only program of its kind in Idaho, though all 50 states have launched similar programs.
ION does not directly offer out-of-school programs; the focus is to advocate and promote the benefits of out-of-school programming, help connect families and youth to a program and support providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services.
The Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative (IRTI), created in 1988, is an enduring coalition of state and federal agencies and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing Idaho citizens and visitors with expanded recreation opportunities.
IRTI wants to make it easy for people to come outside and play.
Idaho has a multitude of land management agencies and recreation providers whose roles can be confusing to the public. By working jointly, the coalition is able to provide information and services more effectively. IRTI-related projects are undertaken on a statewide basis, provide information and services at the local level, and benefit both Idahoans and visitors.
Learning Lab is a literacy education center for adults and families with young children. Classes are based on students individual needs and offer reading, writing, math and English language learning curricula. Learning Lab also offers preparation for citizenship and GED exams.
Empowering people with disabilities to achieve their desired level of independence.
LINC is a catalyst for independent living – the power to choose and the power to change.
We believe that every individual regardless of the nature or degree of their abilities, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc. should direct his or her own life and we’re here to help put that independence within reach. We offer tools, advocacy and support so people can live the life of their own design, whatever that design may be. Our approach is built on trust, truth, transparency, and an unwavering belief that independent living and personal choice are civil rights worth fighting for.People with disabilities have a voice and should have equal access to things like housing, work incentives and benefits, health care, transportation, and recreation. We want to offer as much assistance as we can so you can focus on living independently.
Love INC offers one-time or seasonal product assistance through Gap ministries, located around the valley in host churches. While the giving of product may impact a life for a day, Love INC chooses to direct most of its efforts toward transforming lives through personal training and mentoring in Transformational Programs.
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP IN IDAHO
Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitors work with low-income women who are pregnant with their first child, helping these vulnerable young clients achieve healthier pregnancies and births, stronger child development, and a path toward economic self-sufficiency. Nurse-Family Partnership is a rare community health program that has been documented to achieve lasting and significant effects through multiple, well-designed randomized, controlled trials. More than 37 years of research proves that it works.
To inquire about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more communities in Idaho, contact the Nurse-Family Partnership Business Development Manager for Idaho.
Panhandle Health District provides over 40 different public health programs to families, individuals and organizations in northern Idaho. From food and drinking water safety to health education and disease control, public health services are critical to ensure our community is a safe and healthy place to live, work and play.
The PHD team is made up of nurses, nutritionists, environmental health specialists, health educators and many other dedicated professionals with a common goal to deliver vital public health services.
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest food bank and distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Foodbank distributes food for millions of meals each year through a network of over 400 community-based partners across the state.
The Idaho Foodbanks Backpack program ensures that students who are chronically hungry have access to adequate food over the weekend by providing them with a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly food every Friday during the school year.
School Pantries are a natural extension of the Backpack program . If children who receive weekend Backpacks are dealing with food insecurity, it makes sense that their siblings are, too. This program helps provide families with food through a pantry set up inside the school, where access is convenient for both students and family alike.
Picnic in the Park
Schools out for the summer! No more classes, homework, or tests. However, for some students, when school is out, that means no more guaranteed meals.
The Mobile Pantry Program distributes dry and frozen food to underserved, usually rural, communities. This program helps populations that do not have access to, or have difficulty accessing, food assistance.
The Idaho Foodbank is now working in collaboration with healthcare partners to make it easier for Idahoans who are food insecure and have health issues to get the food they need to promote better health.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The USDA purchases a wide selection of products for TEFAP distribution. While the exact products available from year to year may change, the emphasis is always on food choices that promote variety and proper nutrition.