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Idaho State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Idaho State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesIdaho Division of  Vocational RehabilitationInformation on state and public resources for people with disabilities who wish to find employment.  208-334-3390   Toll Free (844) 324-3983 Online directory for local offices
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesIdaho Dept of Health & Welfare - Council of Developmental DisabilitiesInformation on state and public resources for people with developmental disabilities. 208-334-2178  Toll Free (800) 544-2433 
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesCommission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Information on state and public resources for people who are blind or visually impaired. In State: 800-542-8688 208-334-3220 
Aging ServicesIdaho Commission on AgingThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.877-471-2777 208-334-3833 
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging Agency - Area 1 North Idaho This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization. Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.  Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Benewah and Shoshone Counties800-786-5536 208-667-3179
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging Agency - Area 2 North Central IdahoThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.   Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce Counties208-746-5456 208-746-3351
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging - Area 3 South West IdahoThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization. Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.   Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington  Counties844-850-2883 208-898-7060
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging Agency - Area 4 - College of Southern IdahoThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.  Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.  Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls counties800-574-8656 208-736-2122
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging Agency - Area 5 - Southeast Idaho This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization. Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.  Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power counties800-526-8129  208-233-4032
Aging ServicesIdaho Area on Aging Agency - Area 6  Eastern Idaho This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization. Older adults and their caregivers affected by the disaster.  Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton counties800-632-4813  208-522-5391
Animal InformationIdaho Department of AgricultureDisaster Animal plans, disease, quarantines, disposal. ESF 11208-332-8500
Agricultural AidIdaho State Farm Service AgencyUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.208-378-5650  855-516-8875
Agricultural AidUSDA Rural Development IdahoUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 800-632-5991   208-378-5600
Consumer ServicesIdaho Office of Attorney GeneralInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.208-334-2400
Consumer ServicesIdaho Office of Attorney General - Consumer ProtectionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.800-432-3545
208-334-2424
ContractorIdaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing - (Contractor's registration only)Information on contractor licensing208-334-3233
ContractorIdaho Division of Building Safety - (licensing of specialty trades) Information on contractor licensing800-955-3044
208-334-3950
ContractorIdaho does not require the licensure of general contractors.  Contractors must register with the state.  Licensing is required for the electrical, plumbing, pesticide, manufactured housing, landscaping, & asbestos trades.   
Crisis CounselingIdaho Suicide & Crisis Hotlines24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.  Online directory of crisis hotlines and mental health services.Emergency:  911
800-564-2120 Directory of Hotlines
Disaster Specific Information   
Disaster UnemploymentIdaho State Dept. of Labor - Unemployment Benefits HelplineThis assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.FAQ: 208-332-8942
208-332-3570
Essential NeedsIdaho Dept. of Health & Welfare -  Food Stamps or WICAssistance in filing an application for food stamps, and other essential  needs programs provided by the department of Health and Welfare.877-456-1233
Essential NeedsThe Idaho Foodbank:  Southwestern Region (Boise Office)Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.208-336-9643
Essential NeedsThe Idaho Food bank -North Central Idaho (Lewiston)Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.208-746-2288 
Essential NeedsThe Idaho Food bank -Eastern Region (Pocatello)Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.208-233-8811
Essential Needs2-1-1 Idaho Care Line Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, shelter, clothing, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance.211 800-926-2588
Family & Protective ServicesIdaho Department of Health and Welfare:  ChildrenIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.  Online listing for local Child Protection Contact numbers.Emergency: 911
855-552-KIDS (5437)
Treasure Valley: 208-334-KIDS (5437)
Family & Protective ServicesIdaho Commission on Aging: Adult ProtectionIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  Online listing for local area agency.Emergency: 911
Online directory for local offices 
Financial AssistanceIdaho Temporary Assistance to Families in Idaho (TAFI)The TAFI Program provides temporary cash assistance and work preparation services for families with kids. The program provides cash benefits for eligible low-income families and households to help pay for food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials.877-456-1233
FraudIdaho Office of Attorney General - Consumer ProtectionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.800-432-3545
208-334-2424
Health Care ServicesIdaho Dept. of Health & Welfare - MedicaidReferrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.877-456-1233
Health Care ServicesIdaho Dept. of Health & Welfare - Idaho Childrens Health Plan (CHIPS Program)Information and application assistance in applying for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPS) which provides free or low cost medical insurance for children.  877-456-1233
Housing InformationUSDA Rural Development Idaho - Housing DivisionUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 208-378-5600
Online directory of local offices
Housing InformationSocial Serve.com -  Housing Resource Center (HRC)Socialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assist tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing for callers free of charge. Using a toll-free number, callers work with trained, bilingual call center specialists to find available housing. 877-428-8844  
Housing InformationIdaho HUD - Public & Indian Housing Resource Center Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance in applying for Section 8 rentals or Public Housing assistance.  208-334-1990
Housing InformationIdaho HUD - Automated, Housing Counseling AgencyApplicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance with HUD mortgage services. Online listings
InsuranceIdaho Dept. of Insurance - Consumer Assistance General insurance information and fraud reporting services.800-721-3272
Legal ServicesIdaho State Bar & Idaho Law Foundation, Inc.Information and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.208-334-4500
Legal ServicesIdaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. - Senior Legal HotlineInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.208-746-7541
Legal ServicesIdaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. - Administrative OfficeInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.208-746-7541
Online directory of local offices
Roadside Assistance  Idaho 511 Recorded road condition information511
888-432-7623
Tax AssistanceIdaho State Tax Commission - Tax AssistanceState tax information assistance800-972-7660
Boise: 208-334-7660
TTY: 800-377-3529
Veterans ServicesIdaho Division of Veterans ServicesInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.Online directory of local offices
Vital StatisticsIdaho Transportation Office - Transportation Dept (DMV)Duplicate drivers license services, identification card information, online drivers services.208-334-8000 
Vital StatisticsIdaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health StatisticsDuplicate birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital documents services.208-334-5980
Vital StatisticsVital Records - VitalChek - On-line ordersReplacement birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital document services.800-669-8310
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021