Department of Health & Welfare Rolls Out IdahoSTRONG Program

Published online: Jan 13, 2021 East Idaho Health
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The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, in conjunction with the Idaho Office of Emergency  Management, recently rolled out the IdahoSTRONG program throughout the State. This program assists Idahoans by providing emotional support and navigation to resources during these stressful times. The IdahoSTRONG web site provides a list of community resources that can help individuals not  only with COVID-19 related hardships, but also supports individuals who are struggling to make ends  meet or who may be experiencing reduced capacity. 

Another aspect of IdahoSTRONG program is the COVID Help Now Line where representatives are  available by phone (866-947-5186) or text (986-867-1073) to any Idahoan who needs a listening ear or ideas of where to turn when struggling. A live representative will answer the call and work with  individuals on their specific needs, assist them in identifying and connecting with the appropriate  resources. 

The City of Blackfoot is supportive of the program and what it offers our citizens. Should individuals  need to speak to someone, representatives are available from 8 AM to 8 PM MST, 7 days a week. In addition, callers may also leave a message during off-hours to receive a call back the following day. Representatives are there to listen and help. For additional information, please contact Shannon Fox at shannon.fox@dhw.idaho.gov or (986)200-9402. Let’s all keep #IdahoSTRONG.

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