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Health Partners

The following programs are currently funded through the United Way of North Idaho, Kootenai County Community Care Fund.


Emergency Shelter and Crisis Counseling: Provide emergency shelter, temporary residence, and case management to women, men, and children who are in imminent danger as a result of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Safe Passage’s Crisis Counseling offers free counseling and therapy to all adults and children who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Safe Passage

Mary Ellen Scholarship Fund: This project ensures that thousands of uninsured neighbors are able to access healthcare while reducing communal taxation of our Urgent Care and Emergency Room resources. The program covers direct-patient costs required by Federal Law; allows patients to return for care of chronic illness; and raises community-wide awareness of awardee demographics, life situations, and challenges.

Heritage Health

Domestic Violence Assistance: The ILAS Domestic Violence Program is designed to meet the civil legal needs of low-income victims of domestic violence by providing them attorney representation, primarily in domestic relations court cases involving divorce, child custody, and, in rural areas, civil protection orders. The program also offers a toll-free statewide advice line.

Idaho Legal Aid

Wellness and Prevention for Diabetes and Prediabetes: The two-fold project will partner with existing events to provide awareness of diabetes and prediabetes through interactive educational opportunities. It will also make vouchers available for eligible diabetes and prediabetes services.

Panhandle Health District 

Behavioral Health Beds:  Eight specialty behavioral health beds will be purchased for the Northern Idaho Crisis Center, which serves clients who otherwise would have sought care at local emergency departments. The beds are specifically designed to be safe and appropriate in a behavioral health clinical environment.

Northern Idaho Crisis Center