Ada County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Ada County Idaho social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Boise Department of Health and Welfare Food Stamp Office 1720 North Westgate Drive Boise ID 83704 877-456-1233


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Boise County Housing Authority 1276 West River Street Boise ID 83702 208-345-4907


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Boise ID Medicaid Office 3232 Elder Street Boise ID 83705 208-334-5747

Boise Idaho Medicaid Office 1720 North Westgate Drive Boise ID 83704 208-334-0940


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Boise Social Security Office 1249 South Vinnell Way Boise ID 83709 208-321-2900


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Ada County Boise WIC Office 707 North Armstrong Place Boise ID 83704 208-327-7488

Ada County Garden City WIC Office 215 West 35th Street Boise ID 83714 208-327-7488

Kuna Family Medicine Health Center WIC Office 708 East Wythe Creek Court Kuna ID 83634 208-327-7488

Meridian Schools Clinic WIC Office 925 Northwest 1st Street Meridian ID 83642 208-327-7488