Providing support and compassion

We offer services that help people return to a life of self-sufficiency.

“The Hand Up – Not Hand Out” principle guides us as we help to “Clothe the Naked, Feed the Hungry, and Shelter the Homeless”

We offer services that help people return to a life of self-sufficiency.

To provide direction and services supporting individuals and families in North Idaho needing assistance to enrich, fortify and rebuild their lives with dignity.

Larry

It sure has been hot in north Idaho lately, ‘eh Kootenai County! Not much to report this Independence Day month other than to tell you we closed the books on half-a-year and everything is trending to plan. If our heat wasn’t challenging enough, the very hot real estate market is creating quite a hardship on individuals and families just trying to make ends meet. We’re doing our part to assist those in need, and can only do what we do through the support of contributors and other agencies of support. There’s no easy solution to rising rents, but we did receive a surprise the other week to at least keep many clients cool. You see, the Avista Foundation surprised us with a crate of box fans and a simple request -- distribute them to clients in need. And if that wasn’t enough, a donor dropped off three portable AC units with an ask to keep some of our older population cool. Both benefactors didn’t want to be recognized, yet their contribution is worthy of a thank-you mention, anyway. Funny thing too…the person who dropped off three, $150 AC units, didn’t even want a receipt. Now how cool is that!

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un-duplicated services a year from SVDP’s HELP Center

6K+

un-duplicated services a year from SVDP’s HELP Center

SVDP operates the only Men’s Emergency Shelter in Kootenai County

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SVDP operates the only Men’s Emergency Shelter in Kootenai County

bed nights for the homeless community in 2019

1K

bed nights for the homeless community in 2019

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