Community Resources

  • Please click on the links below for more information 

    Self-Rescue Manual-A guide to community resources and services in Ada County and Canyon County.

    The Idaho Care Line-2-1-1-Provides information on free or low cost resources and services.

    Our Path Home-For housing assistance please call 211 and ask for Navigation or call Our Path Home at 208-495-4240.

    West Ada School District Homeless Services-Provides helpful information on homelessness, as well as available resources and services, that support children, youth, and families, who are experiencing homelessness. Services include: free after school tutoring (for students in 3rd-12th grade, who are struggling academically based on ISAT test scores), and qualification for the free breakfast and lunch program. Parents must provide transportation. Please contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor for additional information and assistance.

    Idaho Food Bank- Provides a map of the nearest locations for food assistance.

    Operation School Bell-The Assistance League of Boise (ALB)-Provides assistance to students who are in need of new winter clothing.  Items typically include: 1 winter jacket, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 T-shirts, socks, 1 sweatshirt, underwear, 1 shoe voucher, and a kit containing hygiene items. All items are free. Space in this program is limited, and the appointment reserved for Meridian students, typically occurs within the first couple of months of school. Please contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor for additional information and assistance.

    Operation School Supplies-The Assistance League of Boise (ALB)-Provides school supplies for students of families who cannot afford to purchase school supplies during the school year. To arrange for school supplies, please contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor.  

    Backpack Program-Meridian Food Bank-Provides weekend food snacks, and meals, for students in need. The food sack is typically delivered to your child's school each Friday. To sign up for the Backpack Program, please contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor.  

    Computers for Kids, Inc.-Provides free/reduced computers for students who qualify.

    Sleep in Heavenly Peace-Builds and provides twin bunk beds for families in need.

    Boise Bicycle Project-A non-profit community organization that refurbishes donated bikes, teaches bicycle education, offers youth programs, and bicycle giveaways, for kids in need.

    Holiday Assistance Program- Each year, families in need of support over the holidays can participate in Discovery's Holiday Assistance Program. This program connects students in need anonymously with sponsors within our school and community to provide each child a "need" and "want" item ($25 or less for each). Information will be provided in November. To arrange for holiday resources, please contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor at (208) 855-4092, or 

    COVID-19- Provides up to date information on West Ada's current response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Mental Health ServicesIf you are experiencing an emergency and you feel you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or go to nearest emergency room. If you are in a mental health crisis, but not in immediate danger please call one of the supports below:

    ·    Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital: 208-906-3209

    ·    Intermountain Hospital: 208-906-3209 

    ·    Women’s & Children’s Alliance- Rape Crisis Hotline 208.345.7273

    ·    Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-208-398-4357

    ·    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255

    ·    Idaho Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    ·    Mobile Crisis: (208) 334-0808

    Other: In need of a resource not listed here? Contact the Discovery Elementary School Counselor at (208) 855-4092, or for assistance.