In the Coeur d'Alene area, workers in the restaurant and hospitality industry are especially vulnerable, often lacking supportive relationships and access to resources that can see them through a crisis or prevent the slide into homelessness.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP.
CDAIDE serves Coeur d’Alene-area hospitality workers by meeting their immediate needs, connecting them with resources for longer term self-sufficiency, and ensuring they feel valued, respected, and loved.
Watch this short video to learn about our work.
WHO WE SERVE
WHY HOSPITALITY WORKERS?
Hospitality workers form one of the hardest-working yet most fragile groups in our community.
Whether they are servers, cooks, dishwashers, cleaners, receptionists, or others, they often struggle with limited income and assets, lack of insurance, and an absence of the resources their families need. In our area, many face a seasonal work cycle, with a long winter of reduced work and pay. Unexpected medical expenses, auto breakdown, or a lapsed rent payment can spell crisis, even homelessness or job loss, for them. Until now, they were not being served by any specific organization.
Market at Post Falls Food Bank, our community partner
Our support may include financial aid for urgent needs, access to health care, connection to community resources, mentoring, and other measures to meet individual needs. All of our services are offered with no strings attached.
HOW WE WORK
CDAIDE works exclusively through referral from managers, owners, co-workers, and others. Individuals cannot self-refer for our services. Our target area is greater Coeur d'Alene, ID, including Hayden and Post Falls.
We recognize and appreciate the demanding work of those in the hospitality industry
and seek to be of genuine and tangible service to them.
We believe in helping individuals feel connected to their community and in
bringing different community entities together to collaborate in the care of hospitality workers.
We serve without expectation, no strings attached.
We believe in honoring the dignity of each person we serve, without judgment; we work to convey this same respect for one another as we work in partnership.
We love because Christ first loved us. We seek to live out Christ’s example of grace through the service of care, and we welcome partners beyond the faith community.
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“I just wanted to thank you guys for everything again!! You guys really helped me get back on my feet and I am so grateful. The house and car are doing great!!”