Together Treasure Valley, a collaboration of 20 area businesses, has given away more than $357,000 since its inception in April 2016. This amount has been magnified to more than $500,000 with matching funds. Today we are pleased to announce another project that will benefit individuals and families in Ada County experiencing a housing crisis. “Our goal of making the Treasure Valley better is uniquely exemplified in this new project,” said Debra Leithauser, President & Publisher of the Idaho Statesman and a partner in Together Treasure Valley.
Together Treasure Valley is giving $50,000 to Our Path Home – a coordinated entry point for those experiencing homelessness – for a new home. Matching funds of $32,800 from others will go toward this project as well. Coincidentally Our Path Home will be located on W. Cooper St., near the former site of Cooper Court – an impromptu tent city where dozens of Boise’s homeless men and women lived. Cooper Court was eventually disbanded due to zoning and safety reasons earlier this year. Now Our Path Home will be able to help some of these same individuals and others find safe housing options. “Our Path Home is the most intentional partnership to end homelessness that our Valley has pioneered,” said Wyatt Schroeder, Executive Director of CATCH. “We are so honored to partner with Together Treasure Valley. Our two collaborations share a common vision of a Treasure Valley where everyone knows the comfort, health, and safety of home.”
Together Treasure Valley’s funding will be used to create a separate entrance on the west side of the CATCH building and a welcoming space within to help put a family experiencing homelessness at ease as they access help through one coordinated entry point. Now when a housing crisis occurs, one call can start a journey home.
Together Treasure Valley is a Treasure Valley-wide concept, launched in April 2106, to do good in our community and celebrate what a great place the Valley is to live and work. Area businesses have joined together and are making a significant investment in funding this and other initiatives in 2017. The goal is to work together to identify and fund projects that will make the Treasure Valley an even better place. Together Treasure Valley partners include Albertsons, Boise Airport, CBH Homes, Colliers International, Delta Dental of Idaho, Engineered Structures, Inc., Holland & Hart, Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Power Company, Idaho Statesman, Intermountain Gas Company, Jacksons, Lyle Pearson, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Saint Alphonsus Health System, St. Luke’s, United Heritage, University of Idaho and Wells Fargo.SUBMIT IDEAS