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Ada’s Registry of the Vulnerable Population (ARVP) is a program offered through the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.  This program is designed to provide family members with a means of registering and providing essential information about their loved ones. It provides first responders access to vital information to address the specific needs of the individual and the family to aid in their identification recovery, especially when time is of the essence.

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In 2021, Idaho Legislators provided funding to form the Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Program as a public health approach to dementia in Idaho. The Idaho ADRD Program’s mission is to expand ADRD awareness, educational opportunities, supports, and services. To learn more or get involved, email the ADRD Program team at ADRD@dhw.idaho.gov.

The wheels that move the soul.  Providing access to affordable bicycles to families with loved ones struggling with age, health or disability-related barriers

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The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan. The Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant to the Idaho Commission on Aging

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The Hotline launched on November 26th, 2012 and handles calls from throughout the state. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) is committed to the prevention of suicide in Idaho. The Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, linkages to local services, and/or follow-up for persons with potential suicide risk factors, empowering callers to look at options and make their own decisions.

CRISIS PHONE LINE: Call (800) 273-8255 or text (208) 398-4357

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JEMfriends’ vision is that each person aging out of foster care has opportunities to flourish in a society that understands their adversity and supports them as they grow into loving adults.

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Metro Community Services is a non-profit human services agency offering supportive and energy conservation services to Southwest Idaho. They provide assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, and financially limited individuals through a variety of human service programs to promote self-sufficiency and to protect dignity, safety, and independence.

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Metro Meals on Wheels and its army of volunteers deliver and serve more than 1,500 meals every weekday to senior citizens in Boise and throughout Ada County, and 950 meals every weekend.

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OATS harnesses the power of technology to change the way we age. Senior Planet is the flagship program of OATS from AARP. In-person Senior Planet technology education programs delivered by LEARN afford older adults the opportunity to benefit from a robust series of technology lectures and workshops. Aging with Attitude. Senior Planet’s purpose is to enable older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, exercise and thrive in today’s digital age.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Region IV Mobile Crisis Unit provides a 24/7 crisis line and in-person crisis response from 8am to midnight 7 days a week. They facilitate crisis intervention and safe placement, help coordinate behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and provide therapeutic support. Call 208-334-0808 if you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

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Watch this video for an introduction to Your Health Idaho, the Idaho Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange). Your Health Idaho is an online marketplace that allows Idaho families and small businesses to shop, compare, and choose the health insurance coverage that’s right for them. YHI was established following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. 

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