The Idaho Association, together with the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Women’s Healthcare Fund Board, recently toured the Women’s & Children’s Alliance.
For more than 30 years, the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been at the forefront of providing services to women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, the WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. The WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services. They have been an important community partner for more than 100 years by providing safe places for women to live. This has always been at the core of their mission.
The Idaho Association has also partnered with the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Women’s Healthcare Fund Board to stock, sort and load diapers at the Idaho Diaper Bank. Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or with the WIC program. Diapers can cost over $100 a month per child. With 48% of children in Idaho under the age of three living in poor or low-income families, there are 33,000+ families likely struggling to provide basic necessities of food, shelter and hygiene. The Idaho Diaper Bank strives to ensures that every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry and healthy.
The AMI Idaho association hopes to present the Idaho Diaper Bank with the AMI 2019 Golden Rule Grant check on July 17th.
Update provided by Becky Rowan, Idaho President and Area 1 Coordinator on the AMI National Board