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The National Housing Law Project has created a Know Your Rights Brochure on the Violence Against Women Act and its protections related to federally assisted housing for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.  Please view the brochure here for further information: https://nhlp.org/files/VAWA-2013-Packet.pdf. 
Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a tenant may not be denied assistance, terminated from participation, or be evicted from your rental housing because that tenant is or has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.     
The Idaho Caregiver Alliance has developed a Caregiver Navigator Tool for unpaid family caregivers of adults or children which provides an assessment of your needs and resources to assist caregivers, such as help developing a care plan. To take the Caregiver Screening to assess your needs or to find out more information, please visit: https://caregivernavigator.org/
The Idaho Senior Legal Risk Detector is a joint project of Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. and ProBono.Net. The purpose of the risk detector is detect issues for seniors or the elderly related to housing, debt, financial exploitation, healthcare, and abuse and to do so quickly and accurately. To determine whether you, as a senior are at risk, or whether a loved one who is a senior is at risk, please visit our Idaho Senior Legal Risk Detector to answer some questions:
If you move to a new location to escape domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) can help keep your new address confidential. This is done through the use of a mail-forwarding service and substitute address. In accordance with Idaho Code § 19-57, all state and local agencies are required to accept the substitute address as the actual address of the individual.
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a system of care for youth in Idaho under 18 who may benefit from mental health support. YES uses a youth and family centered, team-based, and strengths-focused approach for early identification, treatment planning, and implementation of mental care. https://youthempowermentservices.idaho.gov/    
If you are indigent and cannot afford hospital and medical care, including medications, or basic necessities such as rent, food, and utilities, then the county is required by law to assist you in paying for them. This is a "last resort" program. This means that the county will pay for these services or necessities only if you have no other way of paying for them on a temporary basis.  If, for example, you receive Medical Assistance through the state, then that program must pay for your hospital and medical bills.
A guide to community resources and supports in Ada County, including resources for:
Keeping children safe is one of the primary goals at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  Services are designed to help protect children, while providing supports to strengthen families to prevent abuse and neglect. If a child is being abused or neglected the Department works as part of a team with law enforcement and the courts to protect the health and safety of each child. Whenever possible, children should remain with their family.
Every child deserves a safe and loving home. Foster care and adoption provide that to Idaho’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens. However, children are not the only ones to benefit from these programs. Serving as a foster parent or adopting a child can be an extremely rewarding experience, the kind of experience that enriches the lives of everyone involved.

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