Covid-19

We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines in relation to hand washing, Social Distancing and minimizing non-essential community interactions in order to keep yourselves and loved ones safe .

In that light, Access BHS is open to meet the Behavioral Health needs of our community. We have adopted tele-health utilization for programs that have that option to minimize risk of exposure to clients and staff. 
Our staff are up to date on the best practice guidelines in maintaining protections in our current health situation/ crisis. For programs that can not utilize tele-health our staff are trained in universal precautions and are limiting community contact.
Access Behavioral Health is here for our community: We continue to accept new clients, meet needs of our current clients and assist our community in moving forward in this time of uncertainty.We Will Get Through This Treasure Valley!

Gov. Little looks to increase funding for Idaho mental health facilities

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BOISE, Idaho — Since taking office, Gov. Brad Little has spoken many times about how mental health in Idaho is one of his main concerns. It was also a top priority he addressed in his 2020 State of the State address

Now, Little is looking to take a step forward in addressing the crisis by proposing more statewide funding for psychiatric hospitals and care in fiscal year 2021, which begins July 1, 2020. 

The proposed budget is $44.8 million, representing an overall budget increase of 15%. It would include putting $3 million toward adding full-time staff and other costs at State Hospital West, currently under construction in Nampa.

2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event!

This should be a day full of empowerment and information.
We hope to see you there! Mental Helath Awarness DAy 2018

Group kicks off effort to raise Idaho minimum wage

by Associated Press

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Posted on June 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Updated today at 12:40 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A group of religious, education and community activists is pushing for a ballot initiative that would raise Idaho’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 an hour over the next four years.

The Spokesman-Review reports the group rallied Saturday morning in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Park.

The group’s leader, Anne Nesse, unsuccessfully ran for the Legislature last fall. Nesse said she knows the group has a steep hill to climb — a similar proposal from Rep. Phylis King, D-Boise, failed to pass out of committee earlier this year. But Nesse said her proposal is modest, and if approved the minimum wage would be $8.10 in 2015, less than the federal bump to $9 an hour proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address this year

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Boise prepares for NPR StoryCorps project

Boise prepares for NPR StoryCorps project

Published: June 7, 2013 Updated 1 hour ago

Boise prepares for NPR StoryCorps project

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StoryCorps is a national story recording project that lets citizens share their stories in brief oral interviews. Stories are recorded and archived. Some are aired on National Public Radio stations.

The project is coming to Boise June 10 to July 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. An Airstream trailer, outfitted with a recording studio will be parked in front of Boise City Hall for four weeks.

If you’re interested in being part of the project and sharing your story, you can make reservations by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org.

Additional reservation slots will open on June 11.

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Shelters for homeless familiesto open during the daytime

Shelter for homeless families to open during daytime
by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

BOISE — Now that it’s getting colder the city of Boise is helping homeless families stay warm and safe.

The city is opening a day shelter for those who have no place to go during daytime hours.

The program starts Monday, December 3rd and is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center on Ash Street in Boise.

We visited the shelter last year when 10 families stopped by on the first day. While it was open, 41 families visited over 3,000 times.

The day shelter has library materials, computers and toys, as well as art and recreation activities provided by Boise Parks and Recreation.

Donations of diapers, socks and other youth supplies are welcome.

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