Resource Category: Respite

Hays House – Idaho Youth Ranch

Hays House provides shelter and support for kids, ages 9 to 17, who are runaways, homeless, victims of abuse or neglect, or just need a safe place to stay.

  • 7221 Poplar St, Boise, ID 83704

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Green Apple Project: Autism Caregivers Support Group – Lewiston

A support group for caregivers of those with autism to gather for a moderated discussion and resource sharing that meets twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendees receive complimentary dinner and childcare services. Parent/Guardian(s) are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to provide our Childcare Specialists with essential information about your child, including their day, to prepare for any possible issues. After the meeting, parents receive a report on their child’s care during the group session.
RSVP is necessary at least two days before each meeting to ensure we have adequate staff and make the necessary arrangements for dinner and childcare. However, we understand the challenges that may arise in planning and will try our best to accommodate late RSVPs. Our primary aim is to maintain a low staff-to-child ratio to provide adequate care.

Categories: Respite, Support Groups
  • 615 Thain Road Suite A, Lewiston, ID

On Site for Seniors

OSFS Is a non-profit 501(C) 3, faith-based community service organization. OSFS offers the following services:

  • Respite care: They have different options for respite. Call or visit them in Coeur d’ Alene to inquire about these services.
  • Caregiver education: Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes are available. Check their website or call for more information
  • Support groups: Their Caregiver Support Group is currently meeting on the 2nd and the 4th Saturday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30. Call to reserve your spot!
  • 296 West Sunset Avenue Suite 14, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815-8367, USA

Senior Connection

Services that Senior Connection provides:

  • Respite Services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group
    • Dr. Carol Stephens, licensed psychologist who specializes in geriatrics leads and facilitates this group to provide education, therapy, and support to family caregivers. Dr. Stephens is certified to train by the Alzheimer’s Association. They have free respite care on-site so you can attend worry free. They also invite you to enjoy lunch on us! Please call for more information.
  • Connection Club.
    • The Connection Club is our program for clients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. It is held on site at the Senior Connection and includes structured activities and crafts, lunch, music therapy, and fitness. It occurs on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am—3 pm. It is $80 per day and lunch is included. Call Mary @ 208-595-1898 for more information.
  • 721 3rd Avenue South, Hailey, ID 83333-8652, USA

Idaho Respite Care Voucher Program – BPA Health

BPA Idaho Respite care voucher program helps families afford respite services through use of respite vouchers.

Categories: Health & Wellness, Respite
Tags: BPA, voucher
  • 8050 West Rifleman Street, Boise, ID 83704-9004, USA

Hike 2 Heal

John and Junes Mission is a non-profit organization that reduces burdens of survivors and caregivers. They do this through personal growth opportunities in wilderness experiences and community resource partnerships.

  • 3022 South Shadywood Way, Boise, ID 83716-7054, USA

Rise: Adult Day Health

Adult Day Services at RISE Idaho provide supervised activities that help adults with developmental disabilities learn new skills. Individuals develop friendships, spend time socializing with friends, and have fun in a safe and caring environment.

  • 3062 North Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713-5215, USA
  • 608 South Washington Avenue, Emmett, ID 83617-3525, USA
  • 1993 East 8th North, Mountain Home, ID 83647-2326, USA
  • 3070 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID 83686-8402, USA
  • 1092 Eastland Drive North Suite A & B, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA

Rise: Kids Night Out

Kids’ Night Out is available to any young person who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability. This program is designed for youth ages six through 17 and provides opportunities for them to be out in the community, having fun! Quality trained staff provides supervision during all activities, ensuring safety and assisting participants as needed. During these activities, the staff to participant ratio is 1:3.

  • 3214 Acre Lane, Boise, ID 83704-4501, USA
  • 315 South Johns Avenue, Emmett, ID 83617-3030, USA
  • 1993 East 8th North, Mountain Home, ID 83647-2326, USA
  • 1092 Eastland Drive North Ste A & B, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA
  • 3070 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID 83686-8402, USA


Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is Idaho’s children’s mental health system of care that helps families access services and supports for their children under 18 with serious emotional disturbance (SED).