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For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

• Vocational Services
• Developmental Therapy
• Residential Care
The Arc is committed to securing the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how to learn, live, work and play for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(208) 343-5583
4402 Albion St Boise, ID 83705
info@thearcinc.org
thearcinc.org
Volunteer opportunities are abundant at The Arc. Anyone can volunteer and we invite parents, students, professionals and anyone else who like to get involved to share some of their time with individuals with disabilities.

We work to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family have the support they need to live an ordinary and decent life.

Each individual and family served has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community. 
The Arc was founded in 1956 by a small group of parents and other concerned individuals. At that time, little was known about the condition of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities or its causes, and there were virtually no programs and activities in communities to assist in the development and care of children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and to help support families.
The Arc has expanded as well as modified its service offerings over the years to meet the needs of its participants. Various vocational programs were added to provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to work in the community as well as at the agency’s work services program and at enclaves throughout the community. The Arc built two residential care homes that provide housing, services and support to 16 individuals. Developmental Therapy is a core service currently provided. In addition, a unique opportunity for recreational and vacation activities (RAVE) has become a popular program offered by The Arc.

Womens Transitional Living

We offer hope…You can help…

Chrysalis provides a safe, loving Christian environment for women coming out of incarceration, addiction, and abuse. Women coming out of these situations are in great need not only for a place to live, but for a home where they can heal and begin a new life that they can be proud of. 
(208) 424-1323
2419 W. State St Boise, ID 83702
info@chrysaliswomenidaho.org
chrysaliswomenidaho.org
Chrysalis’s objective is to continue to be an effective resource in the community, providing homes that are well maintained inside and out, with an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

Our programs give women the tools to change their life-style and become contributing members of the community.

Courage To Change Transitional Program:
When a woman decides to come to Chrysalis she is joining our 6 month program, Courage to Change, and is a resident in one of our three homes. The program provides classes, support, accountability, safety and structure. On completion of 6 months she will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This certificate is a prerequisite to apply for our year program, Life-Style Changes.
Mission Statement
Believing each person is created to be a unique and valuable individual, our mission is to present an opportunity for life change by instilling purpose and vision in women whose lives have become unmanageable. Chrysalis provides a safe environment in which to build healthy relationships with God, self and others through transitional living, life recovery skills, coaching, spiritual growth and education.

WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD.

We provide a safe space where individuals can rediscover their self-worth and potential through the development of valuable job skills.
(208) 258-6800
2513 S Federal Way, Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83705
info@ createcommongood.org
createcommongood.org
At CCG, we serve individuals from all walks of life with varied backgrounds and experiences, this includes refugees, women escaping domestic violence, those overcoming barriers such as past incarceration, addiction and non-chronic homelessness as well as many others.

Our highest purpose is to provide a place of safety and empowerment for those seeking a fresh start in life.

Foodservice Skills Training Program
Our foodservice skills training program and job placement services support individuals with barriers to employment as they work to gain new skills and achieve self-sufficiency. We help to support ourselves by using a social enterprise model.
Our wholesale business-to-business food manufacturing business allows us to generate sustainable, repeatable revenue in our commercial kitchen, making us less reliant on grants and donations and allowing us to model the self-sufficiency we teach. It’s a cycle of good that we want you to be a part of in the Treasure Valley and beyond.
8-Week Training Program
Through an 8-week training program, our trainees master the skills necessary to successfully work in the foodservice industry. Focusing on food safety, kitchen math, recipe preparation, kitchen sanitation, and beginning knife skills, we empower those we serve as they learn new skills and create a fresh start for themselves.

Providing early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily.

Ensuring School Readiness
Empowering Families
Building Strong Futures
(208) 954-5454
4094 W. Chinden Blvd.
Garden City, Idaho 83714
info@giraffelaugh.org
giraffelaugh.org
1 in 5 children go to bed hungry in Ada county every night. With programs like on-site food pantries and extra curricular activities, Giraffe Laugh builds strong futures for children and their families.

Giraffe Laugh Provides early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has four locations that serve children anywhere from 10 days old to third grade. All locations are unique in whom they serve and hours of operation. Three of our early learning centers are year-round locations that serve children from 6 weeks to 6 years, one of which serves children up to third grade. The other location serves the babies and toddlers of the pregnant and parenting teens at the Marian Pritchett High School.
Vision: Every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early care and education and all parents are supported through the early years of parenthood regardless of age or income.

We know by ensuring kids are ready for kindergarten and empowering families, we are building strong futures every day.

$10 can help keep a baby dry for a month.

You can make an impact in a child’s life.

(208) 996-3575
621 E King St, Ste 100
Meridian, ID 83642
info@idahodiaperbank.org
idahodiaperbank.org
One in three babies doesn’t have enough clean diapers. We’ve been joyfully assisting the families of Idaho in need since 2014!

The Idaho Diaper Bank is one venue through which our community can positively impact the 1 in 3 babies and families in Idaho who are struggling to obtain an adequate supply of diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy.

Diapers are expensive and can cost over $100 a month per child. For those living in poverty and low income, this expense often represents over 14% of after-tax income.

Diapers are essential to a child’s wellbeing and healthy development. Not having enough diapers can cause significant stress and mental health issues for the family. Diaper Need is a strong predictor of maternal depression.
There is zero government assistance for basic hygiene items like diapers. A lack of diapers is often a hidden consequence of poverty. Many Idaho babies are being left in wet diapers all day, which is not only uncomfortable for a baby, but a real health risk. By giving families something as simple as a diaper, we give them a glimpse of hope and a chance to get back on track financially and reduce overall family stress.

IT’S OUR TURN TO SERVE.

We serve the men and women who have served us

(208) 853-6001
960 S. Broadway, Suite 260
Boise, Idaho 83706
info@wyakin.org
wyakin.org
At the Wyakin Foundation, we don’t serve nameless, faceless veterans. We serve human beings.

Veteran transition presents challenges. 

Cultural and emotional forces can collide to make the process of transition into the educational and professional settings seem at times overwhelming. Physical and emotional wounds serve to further complicate matters.
With great challenge comes great opportunity. At the Wyakin Foundation, our focus is on strength rather than struggle. We emphasize the process of applying the cultural strengths of the veteran experience – discipline, loyalty, selflessness – to create success in the academic setting as a precedent for success beyond.
Networking
We create and encourage opportunities for Warriors to foster active and mutually beneficial relationships
Professional Development
We collaborate to develop individualized plans to address each Warrior’s goals & developmental needs.
Mentorship
We provide community mentors that engage, challenge, and support the Warriors.
Educational Stipend
Warriors can earn a stable and equitable stipend towards alleviating personal financial challenges.
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