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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! Register Now for the 2014 Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security "Together Nourishing Idaho" on October 28th! Click pic! Mr Yuk
  • NEW! Learn about Foster Parenting and Adoption August Meetings
  • 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 - AUGUST 9th 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
  • 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.
  • NEW! MADD Idaho Victim Impact Panels 2014 2014 Schedule
  • ONGOING! Fit & Fall Proof Classes: Panhandle Health District I - Hayden
    Public Health - Idaho North Central District - Lewiston
    Southwest District Health Department - Caldwell
    Central District Health - Boise
    South Central Public Health District - Twin Falls
    Southeastern Idaho Public Health District - Pocatello
    Eastern Idaho Public Health District - Idaho Falls
  • 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 September:
  • Save the Date! Sept. 13th 8th Annual Recovery Day Celebrate substance abuse and mental health illness recovery. This all ages community event will be held Saturday, September 13, from 9am -2pm at the Indian Creek Train Depot Courtyard as a part of the Indian CreeK Festival. See attached flyer and vendor registration information.
    8th Annual Recovery Day Flyer
    Vendor Registration
  • 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
  • Coming in October:
  • October 25th! Caldwell Compassion Clinic Love Caldwell is holding the Caldwell Compassion Clinic, a church-led medial and dental support initiative, offered free of charge for the local Caldwell Community on October 25th, at Canyon Springs High School between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Services include basic medical exams, basic dental cleaning and emergency treatment, basic eye exams, social service fair, Chidlren's Activities, free haircuts, other services, and a complimentary lunch and snacks. For more information on the event or to volunteer your services, please read the following flyer and brochure.
    Caldwell Compassion Clinic
    Caldwell Compassion brochure in English and Spanish
  • NEW! Register Now for the 2014 Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security "Together Nourishing Idaho" on October 28th! Click pic! Mr Yuk