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The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, a free statewide community Information and Referral service, is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Our comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.

Agents at the 2-1-1 Idaho Careline connect people in need with government, faith-based, and community resources. Please contact us for assistance or refer others who need help to call 2-1-1.

By Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

To access TTY services: 208-332-7205

Fax: 208-334-5531 (DO NOT send day care licensing applications to this FAX)

Fax for day care licensing applications: 208-345-6569

E-mail (English/Español):     

On-Line: 211.Idaho.Gov

Mail:  211 Idaho CareLine, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026

Click here for 211 in Other States

Please watch the PSA below, put out by the United Way and 211US, for an idea of how 211 may assist you.


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  • NEW! Learn about Foster Parenting and Adoption June and July Meetings
  • NEW! Idaho Summer Food Service Program. The following link provides a list of locations in Idaho that provide free lunches to children who are on summer break from school and may not have access to meals otherwise. Summer Food Service Program
  • NEW! MADD Idaho Victim Impact Panels 2014 2014 Schedule
  • ONGOING! Seniors: Fit and Fall Proof Classes, Region 4
  • ONGOING! Every 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.: Triad Adoption Group; click here for more information.

  • Coming in August:
  • NEW! National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Please visit the following website for important information on vaccines and immunizations to help protect yourself and those around you. Vaccines and Immunizations - CDC.
  • Save the Date! Bee Wise Immunize Southwest District Health is holding a Walk-In Immunization Clinic for ages 4-18, on Saturday, August 9th. For a flat fee of $20, they can receive any immunization needed. No appointment necessary. See the following flyers for details:
    Bee Wise Immunize Flyer - English
    Bee Wise Immunize Flyer - Spanish
  • Free Summer Movie Nights! The Vineyard Boise will be having free movie nights this summer! These are the dates and movies: August 1: Despicable Me. Movies start at dusk. Finger foods are plentiful and free. Please bring your own blanket to lie on. The vineyard is located at: Vineyard Boise, 4950 N. Bradley, Boise, ID 83714. Phone: (208) 377-1477
  • NEW! National Breastfeeding Month August is National Breastfeeding Month. The CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physcial Activity, and Obesity has developed a webpage to promote the best breastfeeding practices. If you breastfeed or are contemplating breastfeeding, visit this page for important infromation, including recommendations, statistics, and frequently asked questions. Breastfeeding.
  • Coming in September:
  • New! ADHD Month September is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Month. As of 2011, approximately 11% of children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD and that rate continues to increase. Here is some great information from the CDC on ADHD, including facts, symptoms, treatment and statistics. Visit the CDC HERE.
  • Baby Safety Month September is Baby Safety Month. Keeping your child safe is always a priority. The CDC has compiled a list of topics relating to infant and toddler safety in the home, ranging from burns to water safety. Please follow the link provided to keep yourself aware and educated about baby safety. Infant and Toddler Safety