• Commuity ResourcesHelping Hand

    Sometimes we find ourselves in need of a little extra help. Here is a list of programs that may be helpful to you, and your child in this time of need:
     
    Please contact the Counselor for additional information and assistance:
     

    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.

    West Ada School District Homeless ServicesProvides 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 Meridian 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 School Counselor.  

    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 Pleasant View Elementary students, typically occurs within the first couple of months of school. Please contact the School Counselor for additional information and assistance. Permission packet is required. 
     
     
    West Ada School District-School Nutrition Services-Free & Reduced Meals Program- Provides free or reduced school meals for school children whose families qualify. Families who receive Idaho-issued food stamps automatically qualify for free meals but still need to complete the annual application. 
     
    Backpack Program-Meridian Food BankProvides 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 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.

    West Ada Tutor List- A list of local tutors in the valley. 

    Holiday Assistance- Community organizations begin contacting schools early in the school year, with referral deadlines typically occurring in October. Some organizations offer food boxes, while others offer basic necessity gifts for Christmas. To arrange for holiday resources or to offer assistance for a family at Pleasant View Elementary, please contact the School Counselor.