Instill hope for a brighter future for those we serve this Mother’s Day.

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Your generous support funds CCI programs that strengthen families, alleviate poverty, and instill hope for a brighter future for those we serve! DONATE   Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to assist families in need. Join our efforts to make Idaho a better place for all by making a gift to Catholic Charities in honor or memory of a special woman in your life. In your name, we will mail a Mother’s Day card to your loved one! What would you do to ensure the protection, support, and flourishing of your children? In Idaho, too many parents struggle to care for their children in the face of adversity. At Catholic Charities of Idaho, we offer a range of services that… Read more »

Instill hope for a brighter future: Arla Madinda’s story.

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The Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI) Mother’s Day appeal letter featured a special family that worked together with CCI to build a secure, safe future. We invite you to learn more about Arla Madinda’s journey DONATE Arla’s story of hope for a brighter future.   Arla Madinda* came to the United States in 2012 after spending years in a refugee camp in western Africa. Arla is the mother of five children, and her story reminds us that few things match the power of a mother’s love and determination. Devotion to her children brought Arla to Catholic Charities of Idaho, first in 2014 for housing assistance and then again in 2016, when she enrolled in our Active Parenting classes to learn… Read more »

Christians in a Divided Country

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The divisions that trouble our country are hardly new, and certainly are not without parallel in recent US history. One of my most vivid school memories is of my fourth grade class, on Election Day in 1968, evenly divided between Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon (we took a class vote!). The next morning we learned that Mr. Nixon had actually won the election, but listened as a sober television reporter wondered how a country so divided by war and racial conflict could heal. I don’t know if America is as divided today as it was in 1968. Social media accelerates and amplifies opinion and passion in a manner unimaginable 50 years ago. Yet, by any measure, we are a separated… Read more »

Loaves & Fishes Celebrates Mardi Gras

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Unveiling a new plan to alleviate, reduce, and end poverty for those it serves, Catholic Charities of Idaho raised over $97,000 to benefit local programs on February 4th at its annual Loaves & Fishes Gala at the Grove Hotel in Boise. The evening celebration included dinner, dancing and a live auction at the Mardi Gras-themed event. Auction items included sailing with Bishop Peter on a “Journey to Hope, ID”, and a custom reproduction of an icon hand painted by the Bishop. Event proceeds will benefit human service programs operated by the agency. Catholic Charities serves over 3,000 people annually through a variety of services, including mental health counseling, immigration legal services, skill building and educational services, youth mentoring, asset building,… Read more »

Bishop Peter Christensen’s Statement on Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

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In light of recent and expected federal executive orders, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise affirms our commitment to accompanying and supporting the vulnerable in our society, including immigrants and refugees. I believe that comprehensive immigration reform is the best and most appropriate solution for addressing immigration issues. Accordingly, I urge our elected officials to seek solutions that will not only help with national security, but also facilitate family unification. My heart and prayers also go out to refugee families and to those seeking political asylum that have faced terrible violence, lost their homes and now need a new place to live. It is my hope that our federal government focus its efforts on comprehensive immigration reform and humane refugee… Read more »

Good NEWS! Treasure Valley Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Check out Catholic Charities of Idaho’s recently published fall 2016 newsletter. This edition focuses on news and updates from our Treasure Valley Center, including an introduction to new counseling staff, program success stories and the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Gala save the date. Scroll down to read more or click below to download a newsletter PDF. Download PDF                              

2016 Annual Community Baby Shower: CCI Selected to be a Recipient in 10th Annual Event

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Catholic Charities of Idaho has been selected to be a recipient for the 10th annual On Your Side Community Baby Shower! On Wednesday, June 22, Albertsons throughout the Treasure Valley will be collecting baby items to support CCI’s Parenting Education Programs. 10th Annual Community Baby Shower June 22, 2016 Albertsons throughout the Treasure Valley Drop off donated items for CCI at one of the following six Albertsons locations: Albertsons on State Street (1650 W. State St., Boise) Albertsons on Cole Road (1520 N. Cole Rd., Boise) Albertsons in Caldwell (2500 Blaine St., Caldwell) Albertsons on Broadway (1219 Broadway Ave., Boise) Albertsons in Meridian (20 E. Fairview Rd., Meridian) Albertsons in Kuna (700 E. Avalon, Kuna) Today’s 6 and FOX9 (along… Read more »

CCI Selected to be Recipient of Community Baby Shower on Wednesday, 6/24/15

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Catholic Charities of Idaho has been selected to be a recipient for the 9th annual On Your Side Community Baby Shower! On Wednesday, June 24th Albertson’s throughout the Treasure Valley will be collecting baby items to support CCI’s Parenting Education Programs. 2015 Community Baby Shower June 24, 2015 Albertsons throughout the Treasure Valley (find an Albertsons store near you)   New this year, when you follow @Albertsons on Twitter and create a post using hashtag #IdahoBabies, Albertsons will contribute $10 per post, up to our goal of $2,000 per charity. That’s a total of $8,000 for Community Baby Shower, all because of your involvement!   Today’s 6 and FOX9 (along with 94.9 the River, 107.1 K-HITS, 100.3 The X, and Variety Rock… Read more »

2014 Annual Report

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The annual report will be posted this fall. Please check back again soon for information related to CCI’s service and financial overviews for the year. For questions or to request a paper copy, please contact us.