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Safety Needs

We all want control and order in our lives, and the need for safety and security contributes largely to our wellbeing. The resources in this list pertain to those that are safety and security related, like financial security, health & wellness, and environmental safety.

Finances/Income

  • MyMoney.Gov: Has tools to help you plan your financial wellness with planning calculators, budget worksheets, and checklists. Visit MyMoney: Tools
  • Unemployment Resources, Provided through Boise State
  • Federal Student Loan Relief: If you have a federal student loan, you should automatically receive some relief without lifting a finger: Borrowers will be placed in so-called administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making payments from March 13 until Sept. 30. To see if your loans are eligible for this temporary pause, try contacting your loan servicer — the company where you send monthly payments — online or by phone. If you do not know who your servicer is or how to contact it, go to StudentAid.gov/login or call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243; T.T.Y. for the deaf or hearing-impaired 1-800-730-8913) for more help.
  • FREE Childcare: The Salvation Army still has openings for their free childcare for school-aged children. They have also partnered with New Horizon Academy to provide reduced and sliding scale childcare for under school-aged children. No child will be turned away.
    • Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. all meals provided. East Entrance The Salvation Army Boise corps, 9492 W. Emerald St., Boise
  • Boise State 1:1 financial resource: 1:1 coaching and financial resource direction from Boise State’s Dana Oyster Answer financial support (financial wellness) questions and direct employee to the correct community, state, or federal resource.
  • Boise State Financial wellness resources: Classes and resources for financial wellness Provide classes, education, resources

Domestic Violence

  • Idaho Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence: Great for resources and has domestic and sexual abuse help, but does not serve many walk-in victums.
  • Women’s & Children’s Alliance: This resource is also available for men as well. It is meant for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. They have a wealth of financial, psychological, and elderly abuse resources as well. They can also help you get in touch with legal aid, education, counseling, and provide protection order paperwork help. You do not have to file a police report or disclose anything to get help. The alliance signs a non-disclosure agreement with anyone who comes in.
  • Faces of Hope: Faces of Hope is also home to the Family Justice Center. You do not have to file a police report to get assistance. This resource is also only for victims, suspects are not allowed in. They have civil attorneys, crisis counselors, group counseling, and defense teachers all on staff. They also have nurses and doctors on staff for non-urgent medical issues. CARES interviews are done for children of abuse or those who have witnessed abuse. For these reports, a policy report will be filed. No one will be turned away based on their citizenship. They also provide some assistance with things like food and gas, or provide resources for more help with these items. They provide childcare so victims are able to take classes.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: For any victims and survivors who need support, we are here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Lastly, consider speaking with your local law enforcement, as they have specialists that can guide you to the assistance you need.

Accommodations

  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act): Employees who require disability-related services or accommodations, Provides accommodations to perform a job duty.

Employment Help

  • 1:1 career coaching: Providing 1:1 trail guiding- career exploration, assessment, coaching, wayfinding Assist employees in the feeling of safety in job options and skills to attain work if needed.
  • Resume Help: Providing 1:1 tailored resume & cover letter assistance. Assist employees in the feeling of safety in job options and skills to attain work if needed.
  • Mock Interviews: Providing 1:1 Moc Interviews via Zoom. Assist employees in the feeling of safety in job options and skills to attain work if needed.
  • Career Counseling Drop-ins and scheduled services (when campus is open) includes resume building, cover letter, interview tips, and career exploration
  • PSA, ACE, and Faculty Senate have also joined forces to supply additional resources to employees through 1:1 career support and networking. Visit their new site on Engage to learn more: Engage: Professional Staff Organization

Benefits

  • COBRA: COBRA will automatically be offered to employees that decline to self-pay the medical and dental premiums, or are no longer eligible to continue the self-payments. Blue Cross of Idaho would mail COBRA offer letters directly to employee’s mailing address. Benefit-eligible employees whose eligibility ends due to separation, decline to self-pay or cancel health insurance through Boise State.
  • Additional Benefits: Employees on an approved Furlough, may continue to self-pay the medical, dental, voluntary term life, and NCPERS life insurance.

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