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, not in a Title 1 school, 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 Desert Sage 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 Meridian students, typically occurs within the first couple of months of school. Please contact the Desert Sage 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 Desert Sage 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 Desert Sage 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- 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, please contact the Desert Sage Elementary School Counselor at (208) 350-4020, or fischer.erin@westada.org.