West Ada Resources

  • Please contact your student's school counselor to access the district resources below available for students experiencing homelessness.
    Students who are experiencing homelessness:
    1.  Immediately qualify for free school meals (breakfast and lunch).
    2.  Will be offered transporation assistance to their school of origin.
    3.  Who are not enrolled in a Title I School will be assessed after school tutoring.   
    4.  Grades 8-12 will be assessed for participation in a mentoring program. 
    5.  Case Management assistance may also be available from district social workers.

Community Resources

  • General Community Resources

    For immediate assistance on available community resources please dial 211 from an Idaho phone or visit https://211.idaho.gov/   

    You can also find available community resources by downloading the self-rescue manual at https://www.selfrescuemanual.com/

    Food Assistance

    For food assistance please visit the Idaho Food Bank’s Food Assistance Locator https://idahofoodbank.org/getfood/ or more information about local food banks can be found on page 16 of the Self-Rescue Manual.  The Self Rescue Manual is located at https://www.selfrescuemanual.com/

    Housing Assistance

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

    Medical and/or Mental Health Assistance

    Students who are experiencing homeless can receive medical and mental health services through Meridian Schools Clinic regardless of medical insurance and ability to pay. Types of services available:  general check-ups; sports physicals; immunizations; mental health services (medication management and counseling).  Information and forms are available on the West Ada School District website. Click this link http://www.fmridaho.org/patients/meridian-schools-clinic/