Support Groups

We underwrite Charter Support Groups and assist interested individuals/groups found their own support group. This allows Charters to use our non-profit status, access to Grant funds, non-profit fund raising benefits, educational opportunities and event resources, resource networking and give individuals a voice for gaining support with their unique family situation.

Relatives as parents, inc.

Coeur d’Alene RAP Support Group

Meets the fourth Monday of the month at noon to 2:00 PM at the Lake City Community Church located at

6000 N Ramsey Rd., CdA., ID

For more Information:
Jessica Gross, Group Facilitator 208-803-0944 ext 2

Rathdrum RAP Support Group

Meets the third Tuesday at the LDS Church at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM located at 15151 N Meyer Rd., Rathdrum, ID.

For more information:
Jessica Gross Group Facilitator 208-803-0944 ext 2

Sandpoint Area Support Group

These meetings are conducted over the phone.

For more Information:
Jessica Gross, Group Facilitator 208-803-0944 ext 2

Old Town Area Group

These meetings are conducted over the phone.

For more information:
Jessica Gross, Group Facilitator 208-803-0944 ext 2

Items Needed when Applying for Benefits:

It is important to have all the required documentation in order to start your relative child in school, get medical care and receive resource benefits.

  • Social Security Card/Number
  • Birth Certificates for all members of the household to prove citizenship and your relationship to the parent.
  • Drivers License or State ID or other proof that you are a resident of Idaho.
  • Court Documents that indicate that you have custody of the child in question. This might include Power of Attorney, Guardianship or a signed Notarized Letter from the parent of the child stating you have the right of custody.
  • Immunization Records of the child will be needed to start the child in school.

Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho

The TAFI grant is available to give temporary cash assistance to struggling Idaho families. Idaho has made this grant available to relative caretakers recognizing that they may be facing financial hardships. Eligibility is based on the child’s income,(not the care takers income) such as Social Security Benefits, Child Support or Court Award of money or SSI (disability benefits). The TAFI grant is $309 a month per family (not per child). The child’s parent cannot live in the household for the child to be eligible for TAFI. If a relative child is receiving SSI (disability benefits) and there is a sibling(s) in this same household that is not receiving benefits, that child may be eligible for the TAFI grant of $309.

Relatives as parents, inc.

If you are afraid by receiving the TAFI grant it would jeopardize your relative child by their parent(s) you simply have to state you are requesting that Child Support Services not be involved in this case as you fear it would be a detriment to the child. There may be other minimal requirements such as school attendance and immunization records.

North Idaho Service Directory

Dept of Health & Welfare Idaho

Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho

Idaho Careline

2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

Heritage Health Clinic

1090 W Park Pl., CdA 208-292-0292

Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics

CdA 208-667-0585 700 W Ironwood Drive Suite 155

Hayden 208-772-8940 9095 N Hess Street

Post Falls 208-777-1330 1300 E Mullan Ave Suite 1000

Food Banks

ABC Food Bank

30355 3rd Street
Athol, Idaho

Tuesdays 9-12 & 1-3

Christ the King Lutheran Church

1700 Pennsylvania Ave
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Thursdays 10:00-2:00

Coeur d'Alene Bible Church

5350 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Mondays 10:00-12:00

Spirit Lake Food Bank

32154 N 4th Ave
Spirit Lake, Idaho

Wednesdays 12:00-3:00

Seventh Day Adventist Church

111 Locust Ave
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Tues & Wed 9:00-12:00

Heart of the City Church

772 W Kathleen Ave
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Thursdays 4:40-6:30

Community Action Center

4144 W Industrial Loop
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Mon-Fri 9:00-3:45

Lake City Community Church

6000 N Ramsey Rd
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Wednesdays 10:00-2:00

Seventh Day Adventist Church

12940 Government Way
Hayden, Idaho

Tuedays 12:30-2:30

Life Way Church - Appt. Only

501 W 15th Street
Post Falls, Idaho

Appointment Only

Post Falls Food Bank

415 E 3rd Street
Post Falls, Idaho

Mondays-Fridays 9:00-2:00

Real Life Ministries

1866 N Cecil, Bld. #1
Post Falls, Idaho

Tues, Wed & Thurs 9:00-12:45

Rathdrum Food Bank

8027 W Main Street
Rathdrum, Idaho


Canvas Church

2200 N 7th Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idah0

Thursday 2:30-4:00 PM


  • Relatives As Parents INC (Facebook)
  • Kootenai County Substance Abuse Council (Facebook)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County (Facebook)
  • Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, Inc. (Facebook)
  • Generations United
  • North Idaho CASA (Facebook)