Find Help

Congratulations for finding your way to this website.  We all know that asking for help is hard.  That’s why asking for help is a strength.  Strong people do hard things.

 Urgent Support:

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Suicide Prevention 

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Centers (18+)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides a list of statewide crisis centers. All services are free of charge to patients in need.

Call 2-1-1 to report child abuse or neglect

The Idaho Care Line is a free service provided by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. If you have become aware of any child abuse or neglect, please report by calling 211. Longer term victim services are located under Parent/Caregiver support.

Find Help Idaho

Connects Idahoans to resources in your local community.

North Idaho Resources by Category

Parent & Caregiver Support

The Crying Baby Plan 

Action steps for when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Idaho Federation of Families 

Provides resources, connection, training and support for parents and caregivers

Home Visiting Program

A free and voluntary service that pairs parents and caregivers with a designated home visitor; typically a trained nurse, social worker, or other early childhood professional.

2-1-1 Child Care Resources

Resources for parents seeking childcare including: referrals, low income assistance, day care licensing, and complaints.

Idaho Diaper Bank

Provides a list of locations and times where parents or caregivers in need can received diapers free of charge.

St. Luke’s Birth and Parenting Education

Parenting classes and resources.

Treasure Valley New Parent Help Line: (208) 706-5770

Resources for new parents.

Idaho Library Commission

Connecting you to your local library and their events.

Children’s Village Family Support Center

Heritage Health

Family Support Services

United Way North Idaho

Early Care Education

United Way North Idaho

Ready 4 Kindergarten

Family Promise North Idaho

North Idaho Boys and Girls Club

Help Now Line- Call or Text (986) 867-1073


Breastfeeding Information & Support

Central District Health Department offers free weekly breastfeeding classes for those eligible.

Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition

Connections to local supports in your community.

St. Luke’s Breastfeeding Bunch: Boise

Group support with a lactation specialist

North Idaho Breastfeeding Support

Networks & Social Groups

It Takes A Village East Idaho

Boise Mothers of Multiples Group

Offers Education and support for members. Provides many activities for families throughout the year. $30/year membership.

North Idaho Mother’s of Multiples

Offers Education and support for members. Provides many activities for families throughout the year. $30/year membership.

Boise’s Babies & Tots

Meetups for families and their young children to make friends and find support

East Idaho Moms

Connecting moms in East Idaho. Hosts multiple events per week.

St. Luke’s Moms Meet Up: Boise

Meetups for families and their young children to make friends and find support

Twin Falls Moms Meetup Group 

Meetup opportunities for families and their children. $12 yearly dues.

North Idaho Support Groups

Postpartum & Loss Support Groups

Postpartum Support International- Idaho

Offers free informed support and information for new moms.

Share of Idaho 

Pregnancy and infant loss support.

Strengthening Families North Idaho

Connects families to local resources using the five protective factors.

North Idaho Bereaved Parents

Developmental Delays & Disabilities

Idaho Infant Toddler Program

Coordinates a series of early intervention services to assist children birth to three years of age who have a developmental delay or who have conditions that may result in a developmental delay.

IPUL (Idaho Parents Unlimited)

Supports, educates, and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

Child Advocacy & Victim Support

Northern Idaho

Coeur d’Alene

Treasure Valley


Magic Valley

Twin Falls

Eastern Idaho

Idaho Falls

Basic Needs

2-1-1 Idaho
Food Bank
Free & Income-based Health Clinics
Health Districts

Regional Supports

North Idaho
Twin Falls


Who We Are:

The work of the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund is strengthening families and communities to create the safe, stable, and nurturing environments all children need to thrive. Thriving families are the key to thriving communities. We know that parenting children can be hard especially in these stressful times. That is why we created this page as a resource to all of us who need help sometimes. This project started because of the death of two infants from abusive situations and our understanding that these situations are preventable. We truly are all in this together. Funding for this project started with memorial gits after the death of the Trust Fund’s former board member, lover of fun, lover of children, supporter of prevention, Valerie Chrisman. Her memorial fund has been joined with support from the Blue Cross Idaho Foundation and St. Luke’s.