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On Friday, October 9, Catholic Charities of Idaho, in partnership with the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, will offer a FREE community education event designed to increase the safety of children titled, “Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse.”

The class will be offered in Spanish and English and dinner will be provided. Participants will be entered in to win several door prizes, including a new car seat, and the first ten participants to arrive will receive a package of diapers!


Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse (Spanish)

Friday, October 9, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hispanic Cultural Center (315 Stampede Dr., Nampa)

Dinner Provided

 

Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for this important training event FREE for the community. This prevention training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.

 

Space is limited. Download the flyer in Spanish or English. For more information and to register, please call (208) 466-9926.


 

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Pope Francis is visiting the U.S. this month to help strengthen families. At this historic moment, let us stand with the Holy Father and show our support by coming together and helping Idaho families in need!

Here are Three Easy Ways YOU Can Help Honor the Holy Father’s Visit:

 

      1. Attend an Open House at Catholic Charities of Idaho

        • We will be hosting Open Houses on September 24 & 25 at our Family Strengthening Centers. Come meet our staff, learn about our services and have your picture taken with a life-size cutout of Pope Francis!

        • Open house times are: Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4-6PM at our Nampa Center and Friday, Sept. 25 from 4-6PM at our Boise Center
      2. Join Us in Prayer

        • Will you join with others across the nation and pray for the World Meeting of Families and our Holy Father’s visit? Also, please let us join you in prayer and send us your prayer requests.
      3. Donate to Catholic Charities of Idaho and Support our Family Strengthening Programs

 

The Holy Father’s presence at the World Meeting of Families in September reminds us that the family is the first and most vital cell of society. At Catholic Charities of Idaho, we help families acquire the skills and resources necessary to overcome challenges and prosper. Will you join us today to support and invest in Idaho families?

 

DONATE

 


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Family bonds are essential, for they are inspired by love, solidarity and trust…
enabling us to feel as a single family,
where the greatest attention is paid to those most in need.
– Pope Francis 

 

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Organizations helping solve hunger in Idaho are strained. Whether it’s an expansion of programs, new equipment or the purchase of a larger or more-efficient refrigerator, these organizations have needs they are striving to meet. The Idaho Food Bank Fund is responding, with re-filled coffers from this tax season, the Fund is launching its 2015 grant cycle for Idaho’s hunger-fighting organizations.

Starting on July 1st and running through July 31st, any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho with services aimed at hunger-relief can apply for a grant to help support programs and services, food purchase, equipment, or capital purchases that are intended to reduce hunger. In 2014, 28 grants were awarded around the state.

In 2015, the effort is continuing, with a goal of awarding a total of $90,000 in grants to Idaho nonprofit organizations. The grants will be in amounts up to $5,000. Interested applicants are encouraged to get more information, and to use the online application form found at  www.idahofoodbankfund.org.

 

Apply for Grant

 

 

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the Idaho State Legislature in 2009 and monies are accepted on behalf of donors by the Idaho Tax Commission by what is commonly known as a “tax check off” on Idaho State tax returns. The Idaho Foodbank is the recognized fiduciary agent for the Idaho Food Bank Fund, which is administered through an agreement among three statewide organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.

 

Apply for the Idaho Food Bank Fund

Who is Eligible: Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Idaho whose services include hunger-relief. Applicants are NOT required to be a member of The Idaho Foodbank partner network, Catholic Charities, or the Idaho Community Action Partnership in order to apply.

What We Fund: Funds can be used to support ongoing hunger-relief programs and services, purchase food, and/or expand existing capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc). The typical grant amount is between $500 – $5,000, though strong applications with a special project over $5,000 will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Deadlines: Our grant cycle opens July 1 each year and applications are accepted through July 31. Grant awards are announced in late September and funds are dispersed in early October. Recipients must submit progress reports in March and October.

 

How to Apply: We prefer applicants use our online form, which will be available in late June. From the application page, applicants may also download a fillable PDF form, which can be completed and emailed to grants@idahofoodbankfund.org, or printed and mailed to the address below. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than July 31.

Idaho Food Bank Fund
c/o The Idaho Foodbank
3562 South TK Ave
Boise, ID 83705

 

Contact Us: If you have questions about eligibility, the type of projects we fund, or how to submit an application, please contact us at (208) 336-9643 or by email at grants@idahofoodbankfund.org.
While The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities and the Idaho Community Action Partnership work together to grant the awards, it’s important to note that applicants are not required to be members of related partner networks or organizations to apply or receive funding.

Help Us Spread the Word About the Fund

Thousands of children, families, and senior citizens across Idaho depend on access to free emergency food. The Idaho Food Bank Fund provides financial support to local nonprofits who offer this important service in their communities. Grant awards help these organizations-which are often volunteer-driven cover vital costs and activities associated with their work.

Help us spread the word about this great opportunity and pass the application on to organizations who may be interested.

Purpose & Background of the Fund

Thousands of children, families, and senior citizens across Idaho depend on access to free emergency food. The Idaho Food Bank Fund provides financial support to local nonprofits who offer this important service in their communities. Grant awards help these organizations-which are often volunteer-driven-cover vital costs and activities associated with their work.

 

The Fund was established by the Idaho State Legislature in 2009 and monies are accepted on behalf of donors by the Idaho Tax Commission through what is commonly known as a ‘tax check off’ on Idaho State tax returns. The Idaho Foodbank is the recognized fiduciary agent for the Idaho Food Bank Fund, which is administered through an agreement between three statewide organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho, and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.

 

This fund is the result of the passage of House Bill 57-824 IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. This legislature reads:

 

SECTION 3. That Chapter 8, Title 57, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and designated as Section 57824, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:

57-824.
IDAHO FOOD BANK FUND. There is hereby created in the state treasury, the Idaho food bank fund. Moneys in the fund shall be appropriated to the Idaho food bank to provide food, information and support services to hungry people throughout this state through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food.

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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 105.1) are partnering with Blue Cross of Idaho and Albertsons to help Treasure Valley babies and families. For the 9th consecutive year, Journal Broadcast Group is holding a day long Community Baby Shower. The Community Baby Shower collects donated baby supplies to be distributed to area families in need; monetary donations can be made as well. Donation recipients receive baby items for participating in CCI parenting classes or achieving self-sufficiency goals. Last year, more than 1,000 packages of diapers, 800+ boxes of wet wipes, sets of new clothing, blankets and formula were collected. You can support our work at CCI and help build strong, healthy families in the Treasure Valley by participating in the Community Baby Shower.

Accepted donations include:

  • Diapers and Wipes
  • NEW Clothing
  • Formula
  • Baby Personal Care Products
  • Cash Donations

Babies in the Treasure Valley will continue to have a better beginning with the help of our community and parish members. Please help us spread the word about the Community Baby Shower to your family, friends, colleagues and fellow parishioners.

Check out last year’s successful community baby shower!

 

Baby Shower Flyer

 

 

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Many families in Idaho struggle to build lives of hope against incredible odds, but with the appropriate support, these families can transform their lives and thrive.

DONATE

 

Join with CCI and help strengthen the financial, emotional and spiritual well-being of God’s people. Help create a legacy of hope and contribute today! Consider donating to CCI, and give a gift in honor or memory of a special man in your life. CCI will mail a Father’s Day card to your loved one with acknowledgement of your gift.

We make it easy for you to donate with three secure giving options:

  1. Donate securely online with a credit card,
  2. Call (208) 350-7481,
  3. Or mail a donation (payable to Catholic Charities of Idaho) to 1501 S Federal Way, Ste. 103, Boise, ID 83702.

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Join CCI this spring and open a horizon of hope for struggling families. Consider donating to CCI, and give a gift in honor or memory of a special woman in your life. CCI will mail a Mother’s Day card to your loved one with acknowledgement of your gift.

DONATE

 

Many young mothers in Idaho struggle to build lives of hope against incredible odds, but with the appropriate support and opportunities, these courageous women can transform their lives and thrive. This spring, Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI) is asking faithful Idahoans to empower mothers in need by making a donation in honor of someone special for Mother’s Day.

 

“To protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open a horizon of hope. It is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope!” – Pope Francis

 

As the social service arm of the Catholic Church, CCI’s mission is to strengthen the material, physical and spiritual well-being of God’s people. Let us share with you one special story of a family working together with CCI to build a secure, safe future: Read Marie’s Story.

 


For Mother’s Day, CCI asks that you demonstrate your compassion for struggling Idaho families. Give a gift in honor or memory of a special woman in your life.

We make it easy for you to donate with three secure giving options:

  1. Donate securely online with a credit card,
  2. Call (208) 350-7481,
  3. Or mail a donation (payable to Catholic Charities of Idaho) to 1501 S Federal Way, Ste. 103, Boise, ID 83702.

 

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Our Nampa Center is offering two opportunities for strengthening families this spring. The center is offering a six week education series titled, “Active Parenting Now! ¡Padres Activos de Hoy!” Registration is required. The center is also offering a FREE community event designed to increase the safety of children titled, “Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse.” Both classes will be offered in Spanish and English.

 


 

Active Parenting Now! ¡Padres Activos de Hoy!

Wednesday Evenings, April 1 – May 13, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Caldwell Family YMCA (3720 S. Indiana Ave., Caldwell, 83605)

 

This six week education series is free. Space is limited and registration is required. Dinner and child care will be provided for attendees. Download the flyer in Spanish or English. For more information and to register, please call (208) 466-9926.

 


 

 

Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse (Spanish)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ENGLISH; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SPANISH

Catholic Charities of Idaho (847 Park Centre Way, Nampa, 83651)

 

Join Catholic Charities of Idaho for this important training event FREE for the community. This prevention training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. Space is limited and registration is required. Download the flyer in Spanish or English. For more information and to register, please call (208) 466-9926.

 


 

 

A special thank you to our Active Parenting Now! and Darkness to Light partners:

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2/24/2015 IMPORTANT UPDATE:  A federal district court in Texas has a issued an order that temporarily blocks President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives from being implemented. This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until the court issues and order that allows the initiatives to go forward. BUTpeople who are eligible can still apply for the “original” DACA program. And if they already have DACA, they should and can apply to renew. Please call the Nampa Family Strengthening Center to schedule an appointment for our Friday, 2/27/15, workshop or for questions and concerns regarding eligibility. 208-466-9926.

 


DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals New Applicants & Renewals Workshop

Friday, February 27, 2015

9:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Idaho

847 Park Centre Way, Nampa

 

Catholic Charities of Idaho will begin offering group processing workshops to assist eligible DACA applicants complete and process their application.  Our first workshop will take place on Friday, February 27th with appointments starting at 9am. We ask that potential DACA applicants contact Catholic Charities of Idaho at 208-466-9926 to be screened for eligibility and to schedule their appointment.  Appointments will be limited, so we ask that individuals secure their appointment as soon as possible.

 

Please come prepared. For additional information, please refer to the following attachments:


 

 

Two of the executive actions on immigration announced in November include:

  • DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – The population eligible for the DACA program has expanded by eliminating the age gap, extending the work authorization for 3 years and changing the continuous residence eligibility to January 1, 2010.
  •  DAPA: Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents – Allow parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years.

Beginning in May, Catholic Charities will begin assisting DAPA Eligible Applicants.  Our first DAPA Workshop is scheduled for May 29th, with additional details coming soon.

 

Learn more about President Obama’s Administrative Relief.

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2/24/2015 IMPORTANT UPDATE:   A federal district court in Texas has a issued an order that temporarily blocks President Obama’s DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives from being implemented.  This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until the court issues and order that allows the initiatives to go forward.

 BUT  people who are eligible can still apply for the “original” DACA program.  And if they already have DACA, they should and can apply to renew.  Please call the Nampa Family Strengthening Center to schedule an appointment for our Friday, 2/27/15, workshop or for questions and concerns regarding eligibility. 208-466-9926

In light of the new administrative rules proposed by the Obama administration, Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI) warns against the threat of the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL). We urge immigrants to seek legal advice from qualified attorneys or non-profit agencies recognized by the Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), such as CCI.

Only attorneys or BIA accredited representatives should be assisting immigrants with their applications for relief. CCI stands ready to assist immigrants eligible for relief with credible, high quality legal services and accurate information. Community partners are encouraged to refer all potential applicants to CCI and help deter the practice of unqualified practitioners.

The proposed administrative relief will benefit nearly five million individuals and will help many contribute more effectively to the betterment of their families, local communities and our nation. While this relief will provide legal protection and work authorization for many immigrants deserving to remain in our country, it does not provide a permanent solution to our broken immigration system. Joining our voices with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we renew our call for congressional action for comprehensive reform that will provide workers with a path to permanent citizenship, prevent families from being split up and protect children coming from violence stricken homelands.

Preparation Materials

What is Administrative Relief

Additional Resources

 

Information & Referral

For questions, referrals, or more information about CCI’s immigration legal services, please contact the Nampa Family Strengthening Center at (208) 466-9926.

 

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