We wanted to take a moment to share resources and also to commend our community for coming together to help when it is needed most.
Critical services to clients will still continue without interruption:
- Hotlines are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for anyone to call from anywhere. Domestic Abuse Hotline 208-343-7025 / Sexual Assault Hotline 208-345-7273
- Emergency and transitional shelters will continue to operate with trained client advocates there to support our residential clients
- Crisis Center, located at 720 W. Washington, will continue to be open to those needing to talk to our Crisis Case Manager or receive information about our services
- Court Advocate staff located at the Ada County Courthouse will continue to assist those seeking civil protection orders while complying with any Ada County recommendations and restrictions
As of Tuesday, March 17, all five of our Ada County Club sites are open and will be operating at extended hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will be monitoring our staff and Club members regularly for symptoms, and will continue to thoroughly disinfect high traffic touch surfaces frequently.
In addition to making sure families have a safe place for their children to be, our nutrition team will be preparing and distributing breakfast and lunch meal kits to any child in need.
Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, pre-packaged grab-and-go meals will be available to all children between the hours of 11:30-1:00 p.m. at:
- Riverfront Park in Garden City
- Meridian Elementary Playground
- Boys & Girls Club of Nampa
Drive Thru Sack Meals (Breakfast and Lunch) for kids will be available starting Thursday (March 19) at The Boys & Girls Club of Nampa. Just pull up in front of the club and we will hand you a bag! 11:30-1:00 on weekdays until school starts up again. (Kids cannot be dropped off, but we will hand them a sack in the car! Kids must be present to receive sack meal)
*More information on Boys and Girls of Nampa Facebook page
Boise Schools and Boise Parks and Rec Daycare Update (as of 3/17/2020):
Registration is now closed for free daycare at Grace Jordan and Whitney Elementary Schools. For parents who must work and are in high-demand jobs such as first responders and healthcare, limited space is still available for Boise School District K – 6 students at Morley Nelson and Whittier Boise Parks and Rec Community Centers. Please complete our online registration form.
Families can access food during the week of March 16-20 at the District’s Community Schools food pantries:
- March 18: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Taft, Whitney, Frank Church
- March 19: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Whittier, Morley Nelson, Garfield
- March 20: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Taft, Whitney, Frank Church
They ask for the community to NOT drop off food, hygiene or clothing donations directly at schools. Please call 208-854-4065 to coordinate donation drop off. The best way to help right now is to make a cash donation. Funds will become immediately available to principals, counselors and social workers who are working with our most vulnerable students and their families.
AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are waiving fees for data overages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still need internet service?
Here’s a list of providers that service Nampa:
While you are waiting to get things set up, we currently have outdoor Wi-Fi coverage for about 50 devices at a time at the following sites: Skyview High School stadium, Nampa High School stadium and parking lot, Columbia High School stadium and back patio, West Middle School in the back area between the library and the track.
*More information on Nampa School District Facebook page
The Caldwell School District will offer free meals for children Wednesday, March 18, Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20. Children, age 18 or younger, will receive breakfast and lunch at designated distribution sites throughout Caldwell. The child must be present to receive meals and does not have to be a Caldwell School District student. Adults may buy a sack meal for $4.
Meals will be distributed from 10 to 11 a.m. from school buses manned by Caldwell School District teachers, staff, and parent volunteers from the following locations:
- All elementary schools: Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Sacajawea, Washington, Wilson, and Van Buren
- Caldwell High School
- Farmway Village by the community center
- Hardy Estates – two locations: front office and at Maverik and Sage
- 5th & Galveston
- 14th and Elgin
- Avon Trailer Park at Summer Drive turnaround
- Manchester and Beech at the park
- Country Village at the playground
- Mountain View trailer park near the probation office at Georgia and Locust
- Indian Creek trailer park office
Westside Pizza – Star, Idaho
11200 W Hercules Dr #100
With school closures going on and free lunches not available we want to offer free lunch! Any children that needs fed can come in and have free slices! From 11am-2pm Monday-Friday!
*More information on Westside Pizza (Star, ID.) Facebook page
BIG BOX OUTLET STORE – Nampa
- Free lunches to school age children 11AM – 2PM
- Will continue as long as they can afford to
Grocery store info, including times for at-risk individuals
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 a.m.: The stores will be open to senior citizens or other at-risk members of the community, such as pregnant women or those with a compromised immune system. Check local stores for exact times.
Monday through Sunday, 8 to 9 a.m.: Shopping hour for those aged 60 and above. Bring an ID for age verification.
Regular daily store hours to all are now 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays before each store opens: Beginning March 24, every Walmart will have an hour-long senior (age 60 and up) shopping time one hour before the store opens.
More Walmart stores will adjust general operating hours from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Walmart pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.
Each store will have limits for customers in certain categories including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
Wednesdays at opening time: Target has reserved the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for vulnerable guests, including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
Stores have limits on products like hand sanitizer, toilet paper and disinfectant wipe.
Every day, one hour before opening: Whole Foods stores will be open to those age 60 and older one hour before each store opens to the general public.
All stores will also close two hours early to give staff time to sanitize and restock. During that time, the store will be open for pickup and Prime delivery orders.
Criteria for testing:
Onset of a new fever (above 100.4), cough and shortness of breath
The person has traveled to an area with a lot of COVID-19 or been around a confirmed COVID-19 case. There must be an exposure to the virus to meet the criteria for testing, such as close contact (within 6 feet) or an extended period of time, such as at least 10 minutes.
Drive-thru stations in the Treasure Valley:
Saint Alphonsus in Meridian
St. Luke’s Meridian and Boise campuses
Two Saltzer Health facilities in Nampa
Saint Alphonsus triage line: 208-302-2683
St. Luke’s triage line: 208-381-9500
Saltzer Health: 208-463-3000