CRISIS RESPONSE

WE ARE WORKING HARD TO HELP HOSPITALITY WORKERS IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH PRESSING NEEDS

HOW TO GET THE HELP YOU NEED

CDAIDE’s crisis-response focus is on basic needs, including food security and housing stability. We work through a referral process to ensure care recipients are employed or recently employed in the restaurant or hospitality industry. At this time we are able to help folks who live in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls or Hayden, ID. 

ABOUT REFERRALS

To receive support, you must be referred by another person (called a ‘sponsor’) who is aware of your need, preferably a supervisor or coworker.  We will contact the sponsor first, to determine the need and verify the details.  This process ensures that resources go only to those who work in the restaurant and hospitality sector (or have worked in the past three months and are actively seeking re-employment in these fields), and encourage care and community within the industry. We know that hard working folks often will not reach out for help themselves, even when they have significant needs.

If you need help, please ask a manager, owner, co-worker, or agency to refer you for assistance. We've also compiled a list of resources below.

 

We are working with a large volume of requests and will call you as soon as we possibly can to see how we can best meet your needs.

COMMENTS FROM OUR COVID CARE RECIPIENTS

“I’m a restaurant worker who usually has many jobs and plenty of income. At this time I have nothing. [With the help from CDAIDE] I was able to pay my rent with my savings and not have to worry about food. It was a huge help and, honestly, made all the difference in the world.” 4/13

 

“I heard of CDAIDE from my place of work. I remember my boss donating some gift cards to help them raise money [for the Care Affair]. I did not realize at the time that I would be needing some aide myself down the road when COVID struck our community. I still have some struggles, but the volunteer was very kind and reassured me that I was thought of and taken care of. I deeply appreciate the efforts of CDAide. Thank you very much.” 4/6

 

“I’m so thankful to CDAIDE. I was so stressed. Just a little help encouraged me! The grocery card was just what I needed for my family.” 4/3

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • General Information about the COVID-19 Virus

  • General Assistance dealing with COVID-19 immediate needs

  • Kootenai County Food Banks​

  • Kootenai County Hot Meals

  • Food Savings 

    • Imperfect Foods​ - Home delivery with 30% savings using "imperfect" food rejected by grocery chains

  • Applying for unemployment

  • Job Offerings​

  • Temporary Hiring Agencies
    • People Ready 208-765-7778
    • Command Center 208-667-9590

    • Humanix 208-664-8958
    • HireQuest 208-667-9590
  • Food stamps and other food assistance​

    • If you need food assistance immediately, and are eligible, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare can provide benefits within seven days. You must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for the expedited services.​

    • Free and reduced lunches in Kootenai County Schools

      • CDA School District #271 is providing free meals for the 2020-21 school year. 

      • All children in the Post Falls School District #273 will receive meals at no charge due to an extension of USDA funding.

      • Lakeland School District #272 will have free grab and go pickup meals for remote learning days. More info

  • Transportation​

  • Addiction Recovery: This site will lead you through all the available AA meetings:​

  • Non-Medical Assistance from Kootenai County​

    • ​Residents of Kootenai County may apply for "Temporary" non-medical assistance from the county.

    • The county will consider such applications only when no other alternative is available to the applicant.

    • The county may offer assistance with payment for the following services: cremation/burial, rent, utilities, generic prescriptions​

  • Rent assistance

    • See Kootenai County Non-Medical Assistance​

    • If you have children in your family, you can call 2-1-1 and ask for a Navigation referral for services​

  • Housing Crisis​

  • ​Utility assistance

  • Tech Support for School Children

  • Childcare scholarships available through United Way. Questions? Contact keri@uwnorthidaho.org. 

  • Phone Lines with Info​

    • The Kroc Center has an Emergency Services phone line that will be staffed during business hours: 208.763.0679

    • Dial 2-1-1, the Idaho Care Line, to find out about resources available to you or visit their website

  • Pet Food - The Pandemic Pet Feed North Idaho Project is handing out free pet food at these locations:

    • Pepe Caldo Pizzaria - 1116 W. Ironwood Dr. CDA

    • Pet Stop - 10464 N Government Way, Hayden  

    • Beverage Shop - 15268 N Highway 41, Rathdrum 

  • Stress/Mental Health Hotlines:

    • The COVID Help Now Line offers statewide support for anyone challenged by the stress associated with this global pandemic. Call or Text 986-867-1073; Toll Free 866-947-5186

    • Local Mental Health Crisis Line: 208-794-2379 Manned 24/7 by Ambitions of Idaho

    • Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 208-398-4357; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    • Mental Wellness Clinic of CDA: Counseling, medication management, case management, and peer support. 1105 W Ironwood Dr, 208-676-1003

    • Safe Passage: 24-hour crisis intervention for adults and children affected by domestic or sexual violence. (208) 664-9303 or text (208) 449-7228 Email: safety@safepassageid.org

    • Children's Mental Health and Student Support Hotline: (208) 769-1406 (8-5, M-F)

  • Prayer Requests

 

DURING THIS CONTINUING CRISIS, THE NEEDS OF HOSPITALITY WORKERS IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE GREATER THAN EVER

CDAIDE EMERGENCY FUND

You can help CDAIDE to meet these needs by donating to support housing stability and food security for restaurant and hospitality workers in greater Coeur d’Alene. Those in need are referred by managers or co-workers and fully vetted. 100% of funds raised go directly to support emergency needs for workers right in our community and are fully tax-deductible.

CDAIDE has received extra funds during this crisis and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of these foundations and organizations and their commitment to serving restaurant and hospitality workers in our community.

GRATITUDE

“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!!”

— Kenton

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Email: serving@cdaide.org

PO Box 1042

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816

 

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