Donate to COVID-19 Impact and Resources
CATCH has modified our service provision to responsibly balance community needs and safety due to COVID-19. Most services are now being provided via the telephone. We are still providing street outreach services to distribute food and hand sanitizer and make sure that those who are unsheltered have access to their basic needs. CATCH was founded based off of the principle that housing is a basic need, and that all other health outcomes are tied to it. There has perhaps never been a time that the truth of that principle was so deeply and universally understood. We are dedicated to our most vulnerable neighbors during this time. We will continue to provide services to make sure that every family and every person has a home in our community.
- Our Path Home Connect will continue to conduct housing plans over the phone and modify services, as needed. The Outreach Team is educating those experiencing homelessness on the coronavirus and how to protect themselves. They are also distributing food, water and hand sanitizer, as it is available.
- The Rapid Re-Housing Team continues to provide support and case management for families that are currently housed, and to provide housing search assistance for those families that are currently living in shelters or vehicles to ensure that our work to end family homelessness in the Treasure Valley continues, especially at such a crucial time.
The power of home. Without a safe and stable home it’s difficult to follow the guidelines to practice social distancing and to self-quarantine. If you are wondering what you can do to help our most vulnerable neighbors please consider the following:
- Donate to CATCH: Donate / CATCH 22. We have had to cancel events please consider the amount you would use to eat out or go to the movies. This will ensure that we can continue to provide services.
- Donate any household items you may have extra of. We are running low on hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and paper towels. If it’s more convenient you can use Amazon and send to 503 S. American Blvd. Boise, ID 83702.
- Dropping off food Create Common Good to be distributed to Interfaith Sanctuary guests and those who are currently unsheltered.
With more time on our hands we suggest the following reading:
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Book by Matthew Desmond.
- You 2.0: Tunnel Vision
- Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines our Lives by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Sharif
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma *The CATCH team's current book club book*
- City of Boise COVID-19 Updates
- St. Luke's Resource page
- Saint Alphonsus has set up a COVID-19 hotline that patients can call at 208-302-2683.
For more information: https://www.saintalphonsus.org/news/coronavirus
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Resource page
- Department of Labor Unemployment Claims
- Idaho Food Assistance (SNAP)