Canyon County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Canyon 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.

Caldwell Department of Health and Welfare Food Stamp Office 3402 Franklin Road Caldwell ID 83605 877-456-1233

Nampa Department of Health and Welfare Food Stamp Office 823 Park Centre Way Nampa ID 83651 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.

Caldwell Housing Authority 22730 Farmway Road Caldwell ID 83607 208-459-2232

Wilder Housing Authority 20520 U.s. 95 Wilder ID 83676 208-482-7750


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.

Caldwell Social Security Office 1118 South Kimball Avenue Caldwell ID 83605 877-836-1560


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.

Caldwell Southwest District Health WIC Office 13307 Miami Lane Caldwell ID 83607 208-455-5330