Assistance Programs

If you need help finding resources or have any questions contact a Garden City Community Connector (Genesis Community Health) at 208-854-3937



Child Care

  • Boys and Girls Club: Provides a safe, supervised environment every day after school and in the summer. 610 E. 42nd Street, 376-4960
  • Giraffe Laugh Early Learning centers:  A nonprofit providing early learning and childcare. (208) 954-5454 
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Provides child care assistance to low-income, working families. 
  • Interfaith Sanctuary: Offers shelter and a daytime family support program. 1620 W. River Street, 208-345-5815,
  • YMCA Before & After School Care: For kindergarten through 8th grade. Includes group and individual activities. Full-time preschool and infant/toddler programs also available. Ask for financial assistance when signing up. 1050 W. State Street, 208-344-5502 ext. 254



Clothing, Furniture, Toiletries




  • Garden City Library: Engages and serves the community as a center for life-long learning. 6015 Glenwood Street, 208-472-2942, Hours: Monday 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday - Thursday 9:30AM to 8:00PM, Friday 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Head Start Lolly Wyatt Center: Provides high-quality early childhood experiences to prepare children for kindergarten and life-long learning. 304 E. 36th Street, 208-429-0012
  • The Learning Lab: Literacy education center for low-income adults and families with young children. 308 E. 36th Street, 208-344-1335, 







  • El-Ada Garden City: Provides food boxes and commodities for low-income individuals and families that typically contain 2-4 days worth of food. 701 E. 44th Street, 208-377-0700, Food Pantry Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:00PM
  • Foothills Church: Offers food for all in need. 9655 State Street, Hours: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Fridays
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Provides food stamps. 1720 N. Westgate Drive, 208-334-6700, Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM  
  • Salvation Army: Provides food boxes. 4308 W. State Street, Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
  • St. Mary's Food Bank: Provides food boxes. 3890 W. State Street, Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul: Provides food boxes. 3209 W. Overland Road, 208-333-1460, Hours: Tuesday 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Wednesday 2:30PM to 6:30PM, Thursday 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship: Provides food boxes. 4950 N. Bradley Street, 208-377-1477, Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10:00AM to 12:00PM 
  • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC): Provides supplemental foods, nutritional education, and referral to health care.  215 West 35th Street, 327-7488



Health & Victim Care

  • Ada County Victim Services Center:  A place where people affected by interpersonal violence can receive assistance. Through one door, their specialized multi-disciplinary team provides wrap-around services to stabilize and support victims of violence and their families. These services can include forensic examinations, law enforcement reporting, crisis counseling, safety planning, and more.
  • AFC Urgent Care Garden City:  walk-in options to meet your immediate healthcare needs including urgent care, lab testing, and vaccinations.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Idaho Area 18:  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  Treasure Valley Intergroup Answering Service / Central Office 208-344-6611
  • Alzheimers, Dementia and Memory Care Facilities in Garden City, ID: Here is a list of memory care facilities in Garden City, Idaho.
  • Boise VA Medical Center:  At VA Boise Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.
  • Central District Health Department: Offers a variety of clinics and health programs. 707 N. Armstrong Place, 208-375-5211
  • Genesis Community Health: Offers primary health care and basic dental, medical clinics by appointment. 215 W. 35th Street, 208-384-5200, Hours: Tuesday 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Wednesday 9:00AM to 12:00PM, Thursday 5:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Planned Parenthood: General health care and birth control for men and women. 3668 N. Harbor Lane, 800-769-0045
  • Primary Health Garden City:  Urgent Care and family medicine
  • Stanton Health Care: Free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, counseling, and referrals. Call for appointment. 3684 N. Harbor Lane, 208-855-5095
  • Terry Reilly Behavioral Health: Education, treatment, and case management programs. 300 S. 23rd Street, 208-344-3512, Call for an appointment, Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Vineyard Medical Clinic: Walk-in medical clinics. 4950 N. Bradley Street, 208-377-1477, Hours: Wednesday 9:30AM to 11:30AM and Saturday 9:30AM to 11:30AM
  • Ada County Sheriff's office Vulnerable Population Registry

    This program allows people to register family members who are part of a vulnerable population — including people who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, or have an autism diagnosis — with our Ada County Emergency 911 Dispatch system.

    The registry will provide vital information for first responders to address the specific needs of the people on the registry if there is a call for service. The information should also help first responders find people on the registry who are lost and return them home in a timely manner.

  • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC): Provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referral to health care services at no cost to eligible families. 215 W. 35th Street, 208-327-7488, Appointments available on Tuesdays   
  • Comprehensive Resource Guide: 2-1-1 Idaho Careline - For help with substance abuse Text 898211 to get information from a 2-1-1 community resource specialist or call 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588 to get information from a 2-1-1 community resource specialist.




  • Catch Idaho:  CATCH is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping families with children get back on their feet. By providing housing first, then working with families to address their challenges, CATCH offers a new beginning which leads to self sufficiency in over 80% of participating families. Founded in 2006, CATCH, Inc. brings together regional government, congregations of faith, local businesses, and other charitable organizations for one purpose: housing homeless families.
  • Idaho Housing and Finance: Offers assistance with housing and finance including ownership, rental, homelessness, and utility assistance. Call center at 1-877-428-8844 (7 a.m.-6 p.m. mountain time, Monday-Friday)
  • Interfaith Sanctuary: Offers shelter and a daytime family support program. 1620 W. River Street, Hours: 5:30pm – 7:00am Monday–Saturday and until 8:00am on Sunday, 208-345-5815,
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul: Call and leave a message to request assistance with rent, utilities, household goods, transportation and clothing. 251 N. Orchard Street, 208-331-2208
  • The Jesse Tree of Idaho: Emergency rent and housing assistance. 1121 W. Miller Street, 208-383-9486  
  • Neighborworks: Provides affordable housing options and financing: 3380 W. Americana Terrace, Ste 120; info@nwboise.org208.343.4065
  • Boise City/ Ada County Housing Authority (208) 345-4907 1001 S Orchard Street
  • Our Path Home - Housing Crisis Hotline - Single point of contact for individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis.  208-336 HOME (4663)
  • Our Path Home If you are experiencing a housing crisis, call (208) 495-4240 for resources, information and support.
  • Jesse Tree Prevents evictions and homelessness in the Treasure Valley.  Call (208) 383 9486 




  • Catholic Charities of Idaho: Immigration assistance, call for application and appointment. 208-466-9926, Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program: Free legal services for custody, divorce, visitation, or debt collection, call for application and appointment. 208-334-4510
  • Idaho Legal Aid – Provides free legal services for low-income and senior Idahoans in a variety of civil matters.
    If your issue is landlord/tenant/contract law call (208) 746-7541.




  • ACHD Commuter Ride: Promotes smart commute options through education, rideshare services, and partnerships. 5714 W. Fairview Avenue, 208-345-7665
  • Boise Bicycle Project: Provides education and access to affordable refurbished bicycles. 1027 S. Lusk Street, 208-429-6520,, Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11:00AM to 6:00PM, Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Valley Regional Transit: Provides fixed-line public transportation services with several bus routes throughout the Treasure Valley. 4701 S. Northrup Street, 208-345-7433




  • El-Ada Energy Assistance Program: Provides assistance for low income households with winter heating costs and energy efficiency from October through March by appointment. 701 E. 44th Street, 208-322-1242, Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul: Call and leave a message to request assistance with rent, utilities, household goods, transportation and clothing. 251 N. Orchard Street, 208-331-2208



Garden City Community Collaborative's Rapid Resource Sheet 7.28.21.pdf Click the blue underline for a direct link to the organization's website.