THANK YOU for all the nice words...
I have found TVCRC to be a very informative resource for the
community. We are always receiving information, flyers, events to give
to our families and clients that come to our office seeking assistance.
I have not found another source that is as helpful as TVCRC.
Major Brenda Hathorn
The Salvation Army
I first learned about the Treasure Valley Community Resource Center
when I began employment as a job service consultant with the Idaho
Department of Labor in 1998. While working with job seekers, resources
available for their daily needs, beyond their job searches, through the
TVCRC’s referral directory, were important tools to allow families to
address as many concerns as possible while striving to secure
Since that first exposure, I have used the resources through
TVCRC to assist elderly and disabled residents of affordable housing
units, refugees who were new to the United States, people struggling to
overcome substance abuse and addictions, at-risk-youth, people
experiencing homelessness, and many others who had barriers to getting
up on, or back on, their feet.
Ten years later, in 2008, when I came to Western Idaho Community
Action Partnership, (WICAP), I had the opportunity to meet and work with
the great people behind TVCRC, and really learn what they do to support
the community. There is, in my opinion, no other organization in the
Treasure Valley that has as much involvement on the front lines of
addressing 'need' in this part of the state.
It is an honor to know and work with the people of TVCRC. I hope
that the community at large will recognize the value TVCRC brings and
support their good work.
Western Idaho Community Action Partnership
I have worked with TVCRC over the last several years in different
areas and I have found that Jette and her the volunteers at TVCRC are
very helpful and knowledgeable about the community resources and willing
to go the extra mile to help us find services for our clients. We keep
the “red book” handy and recommend it to everyone.
Tricia Combs CADC
Advocates Against Family Violence
In 2003 I found myself in a difficult place in my life, as many
people do from time to time. I count myself fortunate to have been
referred to TVCRC by a case manager from Working Solutions. TVCRC was
able to put me in touch with someone who could help me get my feet under
me by assisting me with a first months rent being that I couldn’t do
both that and the deposit. It’s been nine years now and for the first
several years I was able to give back by volunteering on the phone lines
every week. Now I am lucky to continue to count myself as one of the
team on an as needed basis. The agency put me in touch with many
volunteer opportunities that allowed me experience as I was getting my
education. I have now completed five college degrees, including
Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters in Business. Over the years
several of the team members have been surrogate family and amazing
cheerleaders in the absence of my biological family. I owe a lot to
TVCRC and strongly feel that I would not be who and where I am without
Aymee R. Michels
I started attending the TVCRC meetings back in July of 2011. I
really enjoy attending these meetings to hear everyone share information
and am glad to be part of a group of agencies and individuals whose
main goal is to work together to help ALL people in our community.
There is a wealth of information and everyone works together to better
serve others. By serving others, people sense a compassion for a
community who needs each other to succeed. This sense of community gets
more accomplished in our neighborhoods than doing it “by ourself” and
we get more engaged as a team in helping others. One agency cannot be a
village but many agencies can become a village to help people get the
resources they need to lead a successful and sometimes a “day by day”
existence until help arrives and programs are put in place. While I
work for an agency that mainly serves people 60 and over and am familiar
with resources available to this community, I did not know about all
the resources for others in our community. TVCRC helps pool everyone’s
expertise and ‘kind hearts’ to help others find assistance and
friendship in a world where life can sometimes seem hopeless otherwise.
I enjoy getting all the e-mails from Jette – yes I do! I share them
with my agency and others out in the community. After all what truly is
a community if it is not one that “walks the walk”. I wish I knew
about you years before now!!! And the TVCRC Resource Directory is
wonderful and my kudos to those of you who work so hard to keep it
updated! Great JOB TVCRC!!!!
"Jette and her staff are amazing! The work done by TVCRC is
invaluable to our community. They touch the lives of so many people and
the information they share is so important. Their resource guide is
used by several agencies, helping hundreds of people. Thanks for your
heartfelt dedication, your energy, and your commitment to us all." ~ Tom