Mission: Our mission is to provide supportive services, safe and sanitary emergency shelters, and to facilitate a continuum of care that helps end the cycle of homelessness in the panhandle area.
Programs: Store - by having thrift stores in post falls, coeur d'alene and the silver valley, svdp has not only been an inexpensive shopping alternative for those in need, but we've also been the place to get a great deal while making our community a better place to live. Items donated to all of our stores not only allow us to give quality goods to low-income community members, but proceeds from sales of these items has given us the opportunity to start and help support two emergency shelters, 4 transitional housing facilities, and other outreach programs for the homeless - all while providing jobs to more than 50 part-time and full-time employees. By donating your quality used goods to us, you are helping us provide many of these social service and housing programs as well as helping us keep usable items out of the community landfill and out of our environment.
housing program - svdp is fortunate enough to operate 14 apartment complexes with a total of 235 affordable housing units throughout the 5 northern counties of north idaho. Located in clark fork, plummer, tensed, post falls and coeur d'alene, svdp operates housing for low-income seniors, those low-income with mental illness, family housing, individual housing and 5 transitional housing complexes with 43 units including veteran housing.
social service - having begun in 1988 in a little corner of the coeur d'alene thrift store, svdp social service's has grown to be the heart of our agency and the entry point for most of our self-sufficiency programs. Located in the h. E. L. P. Center, this office sees into the neediest corners of northern idaho, offering assistance regardless of a person's faith, culture, or background. Staff members extend aid to very low-income and homeless individuals and families through financial assistance, information, and referrals while offering individualized attention combined with understanding, compassion, and the knowledge that all people are worthy and deserving of kindness and love. While we specialize in serving the homeless and those at-risk of homelessness, we also serve the disabled, victims of domestic abuse, veterans in need, at-risk youth, and the elderly. We offer a wide array of housing and self-sufficiency services and programs with the belief that those who seek help need a hand up and not a hand out. With this a cornerstone principle, all of the services we offer are geared towards teaching self-reliance. The services and programs that fall within our social service branch are: emergency assistance, homeless prevention, emergency shelter, warming center, case management, housing for veterans, veterans counseling and service, payee services, career counseling, second chance renter's rehabilitation, housing first, icare - parent information resource center, home outreach, legal link, fashions for your future, and art on the edge.