Community Resources

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    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 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 Chaparral Elementary School Counselor for additional information and 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 Chaparral students, typically occurs within the first couple of months of school. Please contact the Chaparral 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 Chaparral 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 Chaparral Elementary School Counselor.  

    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.

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