COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS
The Idaho Food Bank has been generously coordinating community food distributions in Nampa for several years.
Visit the Idaho Food Bank website to learn more and to search for food options near you.
The community food distributions have been held at the Ford Idaho Center (16114 N Idaho Center Blvd). Additional food options area available by searching this website.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS COMMUNITY RESOURCE POSSIBLE:
FOOD BANK LIST FROM WICAP
For information on the Nampa Senior Center meals, please call (208) 467-7266. If the line is busy, please keep trying. Meals are available Monday-Friday during lunch. The Nampa Senior Center is located at 207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID 83686. To learn more, visit https://www.nampaparksandrecreation.org/179/Senior-Center.
SALVATION ARMY NAMPA
The Day Resource Center, located at 1412 4th St S in Nampa, offers warm meals, showers, and laundry to the public. The Day Resource Center is currently open during the week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and is closed to the public on Wednesday. Breakfast is available at 8:30am and Lunch is available at 11:30am.
The Food Pantry is available on Friday from 2pm to 4 pm at 1412 4th St S in Nampa.
For questions, contact the Day Resource Center at (208) 586-9693.
GOOD NEWS FOOD PANTRY
Located at 1207 7th St N, Nampa, ID 83687, Good News Food Pantry is distributing food boxes the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 4-6 p.m.
CARE HOUSE FOOD BANK
The Care House Food Bank is located at 1524 6th Street South Nampa, ID 83651. It is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn more at http://carehousepartnerships.org/nampa-care-house-food-bank/.
THE TRAVELING TABLE FOOD PANTRY
Currently distributing food boxes the fourth Wednesdays of the month at two locations. Learn schedule at https://www.facebook.com/The-Traveling-Table-Mobile-Food-Pantry-109175213882512.
- 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Vida Nueva Nazarene Church | 309 9th Ave N, Nampa
- 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Nampa Housing Authority | 211 19th Ave N, Nampa
About: The Traveling Table Mobile Food Pantry serves north Nampa residents and is led by Treasure Valley Leadership Academy students. This service provides free food for those in need.
PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES
Southwest District Health: 208-455-5411
Saint Alphonsus | Non urgent COVID-19 hotline 208-302-2683
| Non-urgent COVID-19 hotline 208-381-9500
Coronavirus Counseling Assistance for Frontline Workers: 866-536-0239 (see flyer for more information)
NAMPA FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
208-475-5700 | 1305 3RD ST S, NAMPA
COVID-19 OPERATING HOURS: Monday-Friday | 8:00am-4:00pm
The NFJC can assist with emergency housing if you are not safe at home. Contact the NFJC at 208-475-5700 for more information on additional resources. The Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC) has advocates available to help victims of abuse create safety plans, file for protection orders, and locate helpful community resources. Many of our partner agencies are on-site, making it easier for survivors to get assistance they need. Call 208-475-5700 to schedule an appointment, or just walk in!
Anxious about Coronavirus?
Optum Idaho has a free hotline anyone can call for support. You do not have to be a Medicaid recipient to access.
Optum Emotional Support Line: If you are experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19, call our free Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892.
Student Support Line – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Region 3
Monday-Friday | 8:00am –5:00pm
After Hours Crisis Line: 208-459-0092
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 208-398-4357 (Available for Call or Text)
State of Idaho COVID-19 Behavioral Health Distress Hotline (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare): 1-888-330-3010
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. We’re here to help.
https://www.crisistextline.org/ (Note this is a nation-wide resource)
IDAHO COVID-19 HOTLINE: 888-330-3010
When you’re isolated at home, feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or worry may become overwhelming. Experiencing these feeling is common during times of heightened stress. Don’t be afraid to reach out. We’re here to help! The Department of Health and Welfare has opened a COVID-19 Behavioral Health Distress Line.
We offer anonymous and confidential assistance for all, no matter your situation. If you are experiencing any type of distress from feeling overwhelmed or isolated, a mental health challenge, substance use disorder, or if you are seeking resources during this difficult time, please reach out! We have trained professionals ready and available to talk with you and assist you in accessing the mental health and substance use disorder services you need.
Care House Clinic
What we provide:
- Primary Care for adults
- Short-term/non-emergency illness
- examination and treatment
- Chronic disease management
- (diabetes, high blood pressure,
- COPD, asthma, etc.)
- Wellness classes for patients who are diabetic
- Spanish translation available upon request
Our counselors are trauma informed and offer help for issues including:
- Family issues
*Some mental health services may require a nominal fee
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS
The City of Nampa’s Economic Development Department has an active list of links and resources for businesses here: https://cityofnampa.us/1323/COVID-19-Resources. While popular links are below, please visit their website for a full list.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Eligible small businesses can receive loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the impact of COVID-19. Please see the three step process document for the disaster loans and a summary document of the disaster loans.
Paycheck Protection Program-The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
- Paycheck Protection Program Application
- Paycheck Protection Overview
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQ’s
- Information for Small Businesses Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak
- SBA Guidance to COVID-19
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
- SBA Export Working Capital Program
- Idaho Department of Labor – Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance
- COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs
- Idaho Department of Commerce
Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply.
Are you a retail business? Click here for specific tips and help for retail small businesses.
Guidance for Businesses
- Business Guidelines for Safe Operations
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guidance for Food Establishments
- Food Establishment Guidance – English
- Food Establishment Guidance – Spanish
- Food Establishment Condensed Guidance – English
- Food Establishment Condensed Guidance – Spanish
- Recommended Guidance for Curbside Pick-up Operation
- FDA: Best practices for retail food stores, restaurants, and food ick up/delivery during COVID
- Signs for Posting
Guidance for Child Care Programs
For more business resources, visit: https://cityofnampa.us/1323/COVID-19-Resources.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR / EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Information about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance is a program for workers unemployed through no fault of their own and is not a paid sick leave program. An individual whose workplace is temporarily or permanently closed may file a claim for unemployment. In order to be eligible, the individual must be physically and mentally able to work and be available for work at the time of filing the claim.
Find frequently asked questions, a link to the Claimant Portal to file for unemployment benefits, claims line phone number and other resources on their COVID-19 web page.
If you have questions about Coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.idaho.gov.
Have you, a friend or family member been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and can’t afford to pay your rent or utilities? Idaho Housing and Finance Association has a program that could help you pay your rent and may prevent eviction.
To learn more about the Housing Preservation Program or to see if you are eligible, click here or go to idahohousing.com/covid-19 and click on the "help for renters" tab to submit an application.
Further assistance is available by calling 1-855-452-0801. More information is available at idahohousing.com/hpp-faq/.
- Housing Preservation Program – Idaho Housing and Finance Association (excluding Ada County residents)
- Jesse Tree of Idaho – Ada and Canyon Counties
- Intermountain Fair Housing Council
- Idaho Legal Aid Services COVID-19 Legal Advice Line: (208) 746-7541
The Salvation Army
1412 4th Street South | Nampa, ID 83651
Homeless Connect Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 AM - 3 PM, Fri 9 AM - 12 PM
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily changed how we are serving our community in Nampa.
The seasonal Emergency Family Shelter will remain open for our housed residents for 2 extra weeks. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 social distancing policies have been implemented. The day resource center, laundry and shower services will be suspended for 2 weeks.
People seeking assistance will be served according to their need and The Salvation Army’s ability to help. For questions, please contact The Salvation Army Nampa office at 208-467-6586.
From CATCH If you’re experiencing a housing crisis in Canyon County, then your journey back to housing starts by calling the region-wide access point, Homeless Connect. From there, staff will sit with you to understand your unique situation. The access point manages a prioritized queue for all persons experiencing homelessness. They’ll help understand if you’re right for the CATCH program or another one of Canyon County’s great housing programs.
Eligibility for the CATCH program:
- Identify as a family – married couple, domestic couple, or single parent – with children under the age of eighteen
- Must be experiencing homelessness, staying in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation, or fleeing a domestic violence situation.
- Must have an income that is less than 50% of the area median income. To see if you qualify, contact CATCH or refer to the federal income guidelines here.
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If you have questions about your utility bill, please call (208) 468-5711. Payment plans can be arranged for customers financially impacted during this time.
Contact the utility billing department to learn about the Nampa Shares & Cares program which provides assistance to those who meet certain income limits.
The State of Idaho has shared residents may be eligible for public assistance for food, medical care, rent, and more by calling 1-877-456-1233 or visiting livebetteridaho.org to apply.