Mountain Home AFBCommunity
Family Resources in Southwest Idaho
Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.
Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Mountain Home Air Force Base because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:
- State of Idaho: www.idaho.gov
- Elmore County: www.elmorecounty.org
- City of Boise: www.cityofboise.org
- City of Glenns Ferry: http://glennsferryidaho.org
- City of Grand View: www.grandviewidaho.us
- City of Mountain Home: www.mountain-home.us/cityhall
FAMILY, CHILDREN AND CHILD CARE SERVICES
Child Care Aware
Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Click on the site’s “Search by State” button to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.
The site will also help you find information on locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Child & Family Services
1720 Westgate Drive
Boise, ID 83704
2420 American Legion Blvd.
Mountain Home, ID 83647
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has many programs and services designed to enrich and protect the lives of its residents, from the youngest to the oldest. The Child and Family Services department includes programs that assist with child protection, foster care licensing, day care licensing, adoptions, newborn screenings, immunizations, genetic services, kinship care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, mental health and developmental disabilities.
Friends of Children & Families Inc.
1745 American Legion
Mountain Home, ID 83647
This nonprofit corporation administers Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Elmore County in areas including children’s services, family services, health services and administration. In Head Start, FOCAF serves children 3 to 5 years of age; the Early Head Start program benefits families, pregnant mothers and children from newborns to those 3 years old. The Mountain Home Center has three preschool classrooms offering education-rich learning environments.