Partners in Policymaking is looking for a few good advocates.


The Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking twenty-five highly motivated and enthusiastic parents of children with developmental disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in the 2019 class of Idaho Partners in Policymaking. Next session starts in Sept. Preference will be given, but not limited to: If you are interested please follow the link … Continue reading Partners in Policymaking is looking for a few good advocates.

Are you a family caregiver to a diverse elder population?


This 20-minute survey will help provide the Diverse Elder Coalition with updated information to improve tools, resources, and programs meeting the needs of caregivers in LGBT and racial/ethnic communities. To access the survey and find more information on it click on the following link survey. The survey will close on May 10, 2019. Photo credit: … Continue reading Are you a family caregiver to a diverse elder population?

Relatives as Parents: Respite & Resources for North Idaho Elderly Caregivers


Announcing a new resource for respite in North Idaho!  Are you providing care for a child of a family member and in need of a break?  The mission of the nonprofit Relatives as Parents located in Post Falls is to help families with limited financial resources access respite care.  Please visit their website for more … Continue reading Relatives as Parents: Respite & Resources for North Idaho Elderly Caregivers

Caregiver’s Holiday Survival Guide


The ICA leadership recently received an article via email from a fabulous organization called Daughterhood. Given the current hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it really resonated with the group. We loved this article so much that we wanted to share it with our community as well. Article reposted with permission from Daughterhood.org Original … Continue reading Caregiver’s Holiday Survival Guide

ICA Guest Blog: Hike 2 Heal with Founder Dan Canfield


From the Editor: Today’s guest blog is from Dan Canfield, program founder of Hike2Heal, a non-profit respite program coming next year to the Boise area. Reading time: 5 mins. Hike 2 Heal: A New Respite Program As I was applying for jobs during my last year of college, the full time job that I landed … Continue reading ICA Guest Blog: Hike 2 Heal with Founder Dan Canfield

1st Week Blog Post: Welcome + Respite Is the First Step


Welcome to the Idaho Caregiver Alliance’s (ICA) new website! My name is Ryan Hoffman and I will be updating this blog periodically. I am new to ICA and look forward to using my background in media communication to further the goals of the organization. Check back from time to time for information on resources, local … Continue reading 1st Week Blog Post: Welcome + Respite Is the First Step