Ashton Area Support Services

Acknowledging that in times of need people may feel overwhelmed and lost—even and sometimes especially in a small town—the City Council of Ashton has given support to the listing which follows. It was prepared by local citizens hoping to provide a quick one-stop look at services available in our area.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Agency

Phone/Address

Notes

Ashton 911 All emergencies, and ambulance
Fremont County Sheriff 624-4482 Domestic violence, sexual abuse
St. Anthony Police Dept. 624-4001  
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222  
Suicide 227-2100 Behavioral Health Center, IF  
  1-800-273-8255, 1-800-784-2433 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Suicide Hotline
24 hour hotline. Press 1 for Veterans; dial 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish language
  Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) www.spanidaho.org NOT a hotline. Provides education, awareness, survivor support.
  Kristin Brooks Hope Center www.hopeline.com Website encouragement, e-mail and chat help. Phone numbers for Veterans, Latinos, teens, grads, and postpartum moms.
American Red Cross of Greater Idaho 853-2570, ext. 701 330 Shoup, Idaho Falls, 83402 Disaster relief, disaster preparedness and prevention.

ALL NEEDS

Idaho Careline Phone: 211 or 1-800-926-2588 www.idahocareline.org
www.211.idaho.gov
Connects to over 3400 health and human services (including infants to seniors).

ABUSE/NEGLECT

Child Protective Services 356-9218, 333 Walker Dr, Rexburg Emergency Child Protection
Dept. of Health and Welfare 359-4750 333 Walker Drive, Rexburg Child Abuse and Neglect
Family Crisis Center 356-0065 218 Dividend Dr, Suite #5 Rexburg  
Help, Inc. (Children and Family Support Center) 552-5545 (crisis line 521-4999) 631 N 200 E, Suite #1, Rexburg Provides counseling, child/ family advocacy, parenting classes
Idaho Commission on Aging www.idahoaging.com Adult advocacy/protective services

ADDICTIONS *Please refer to section on counseling and support groups listed below.

ADOPTION

Dept. of Health and Welfare 359-4750 333 Walker Drive, Rexburg  
LDS Family Services 356-6975, 178 W 1st S, Rexburg  
Northwest Adoption Exchange http://www.nwae.org Serves Idaho families

ANIMAL CARE -VETERINARY MEDICINE

Driggs Veterinary Clinic Ashton office: 652-7372 412 Main St, Ashton  
Countryside Veterinary Clinic 624-1711 2724 E 700 N, St. Anthony  
Fremont Animal Care Center 624-7218 ; 1075 S Yellowstone Hwy, St. Anthony  

BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

Upper Valley Community Health Services 624-4100 20 N 3rd E, St. Anthony Sliding-fee discounts based on family size and income.
Fremont County Schools Special Services 624-3146 48 E 1 N St, Anthony Referral through local school counselors
Child and Family Resource 356-4911 316 N 3rd E, Rexburg  
Helping Idaho Families 709-6765; Jessica Duersch for Madison and Fremont Counties. Helps families with children’s behavioral, emotional, and mental health
Upper Valley Children Services 359-0519-Main Office 356-3583
36 N 2nd W, Rexburg
Partial care, counseling available

COUNSELING/SUPPORT GROUPS

A/A (Alcoholics Anonymous) Ashton Senior Citizen Center 522 Main, Ashton; Trails Inn, 213 Main St, Ashton Support group for persons with addictions. Sun: 9:00 am at the Trails Inn; Mon: 8:00 pm at Senior Center
Al-anon Ashton Senior Citizen Center
522 Main, Ashton
Support for families of persons who have addictions to alcohol or drugs. Mondays--8 pm at Senior Center
Ala-teen Family Recovery Center 1420 17th St., Suites B,C,D Idaho Falls *Teens can attend Al-anon in Ashton Mon: 8 pm Senior Center. I.F. meeting is Thurs: 7-8 pm.
Addiction Recovery Group 624-3689, Upper Valley Bible Church, St. Anthony, Chris Isaacs, 624-7809 Wednesday 7pm and Friday 7pm
LDS Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) Ashton--Rex and LaDawn Baum 652-7301; Seminary Building, 652-3241, 1032 Pine St, Ashton. Every Sunday at 7:15 pm at the Seminary Building.
  Island Park—Ken Hymas 558-7581; 4120 N Big Springs Rd. Every Thursday at 7 pm at Island Park Ward building.
District #7 Treatment Program 705-6041 127 E Main, Rexburg Substance Abuse
Olive Tree 208-356-3455 802 S Fifth West, Rexburg www.olivetree.org Eating Disorder Treatment Facility
Over-Eaters Anonymous

www.therecoverygroup.org

Anonymous 12-step, on-line program. Every three hours: midnight, 3, 6, 9; noon, 3, 6, 9 Eastern time
Fremont County Schools Special Services 624-3146 48 E 1 N St. Anthony Multi-focus; referrals made through individual school counselors.
Family to Family 356-6415, Pastor Tony Alrichs Grace Baptist Church, 262 N 2 W, Rexburg Mental health issues
Idaho Autism Community http://www.change.org/idahoautismcommunity
Ida Wilson at 624-7655
Local meetings: 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8.00 BYU-I campus, Hinckley Bldg. #333 Rexburg
LDS Family Services 356-6975 631 N 200 E, Suite #1, Rexburg Multi-focus counseling available
Upper Valley Resources and Counseling 359-0519 36 N 2nd W, Rexburg Multi-focus counseling available; parenting classes
PFLAG 522-1057 Idaho Falls Support group for parents and families of lesbians and gays
Evergreen International (800)-564-1000 307 W 200 S, Suite 3004 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Same sex attraction
Utah Pride Center 801-539-8800 ext.13
www.utahpridecenter.org
Transgender support
Caring Bridge www.caringbridge.org Provides free websites connecting friends and family through critical illness, recovery.

DEVELOPMENTAL/SPECIAL NEEDS

Excellence for Everyone: Developmental Disability Agency Contact: Lori Olson 624-2002 St. Anthony Provides developmental therapy and behavior counseling for ages 3-Adult.
Fremont County Schools 624-3146 48 E 1 N, St. Anthony Developmental Kindergarten (screening and services)
District #7 Health: Early Intervention Screening 356-3239 314 N 3rd E. Rexburg Provides health, hearing, vision and developmental screening for infants and toddlers. Held quarterly in Rexburg
Infant Toddler Program 525-1273 333 Walker Dr, Rexburg 83440 Provide screening, evaluation and therapy (speech, OT, PT, behavior) for developmental delays, ages birth-3yrs.
Rehabilitation Services of Idaho 359-9570 Rexburg Medical Center 393 E 2nd N, Rexburg Provide pediatric therapy as well as occupational and physical therapy, speech/learning pathology services for all ages.
Upper Valley Options 359-3133 1120 Stocks Ave, Rexburg Provides developmental therapy ages 3-adult; behavioral therapy.
Idaho School for Deaf and Blind 339-3000 Provides in-home hearing and vision therapy; supports for children birth-18 yrs of age.
Life, Inc. Independent Living Center 529-8610, 250 S. Skyline Dr. Idaho Falls, 83402 Assists people with disabilities to be independent: equipment, paperwork help for food, benefits, housing, etc.
Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities www.icdd.idaho.gov
(208) 3342178;
802 W. Bannock St. suite 308, Boise, ID 83702
Promotes capacity of people with development disabilities and their families.

EMPLOYMENT

Job Service-Idaho Works 356-4451 316 North 3rd E, Rexburg  
LDS Employment Resource Center 359-1446 590 Summerwood, Rexburg  
Employment Services http://www.idaho.gov/job_labor/  

FINANCIAL SERVICES

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Contact: 528-8887 Ashton Senior Center, Tuesdays; Rexburg, Thursdays Provide assistance with tax preparation for seniors and low–income families. February 1st -April 15th
Dept. of Health and Welfare 356-9218 333 Walker Drive, Rexburg  
Latino Economic and Development Center Jayson Meline, 782-3665 Financial literacy; small business/micro loans for the Latino community; bilingual.
Madison Extension Agent Luke Erickson, 356-3191 134 E. Main, Rexburg No cost 1-on-1 financial counseling; AFC accredited.
Partners for Prosperity 552-6517 (Idaho Falls); main office in Blackfoot. P4Peid.org Many programs to alleviate poverty especially for minorities; free tax filing assistance.
Rexburg USDA Service Center www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs
208-356-5701, ext 102 302 Profit St, Rexburg
Qualified borrowers may receive assistance for a portion of the interest charge on mortgage payments.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Ashton Community Food Pantry—SHARE Network Call Klara, 681-6527 Ashton Community Center, Room #2 925 Main Street, Ashton 2nd W: 5-7; 4th Sat: 10-12 (Photo ID required) Region: NF School boundaries
USDA Food Commodities Faith Baptist Church, St. Anthony 12-4 pm, 3rd Mondays (documentation required)
Upper Valley Bible Church 624-3689 825 W 4th N, St. Anthony Free bread, Tuesdays 5-5:30
Idaho WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Contact: Dist #7 Health, 624-7585— 45 S. 2nd W, St. Anthony T-F, 8-12, 1-5
Family Crisis Center 356-0065 218 Dividend Dr. Suite #5, Rexburg Small, immediate help
Department of Health & Welfare—Food Stamps 333 Walker Dr, Rexburg Apply in person, 8am-5pm W, F.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership 522-5391 or 1-800-632-4813 Multiple services to help and empower families; all ages
Fremont County Social Services 624-7365 9am-4pm, Mon-Thurs
Fremont County Schools Homeless Coordinator 624-3372 Access to many programs
Ashton Red Hats— Giving Tree Contact: Lynda, 652-3238 Small, short-term help
Department of Health and Welfare 359-4750  

HOUSING

Village Gardens 1-800-376-2840 corner Cherry and Pacific, Ashton Subsidized units
Parkview Apartments 528-7876 249 N 8th W, St. Anthony Subsidized units
Pondside Gardens Apartments 624-7146 723 N Radio Rd., St. Anthony Subsidized units
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov/groups/fairhousing.cfm  
Rexburg USDA Service Center www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs
208-356-5701, ext 102 302 Profit St, Rexburg
Qualified borrowers may receive assistance for a portion of mortgage payments.

LEGAL SERVICES

Catholic Church of Idaho 782-0027 Idaho Falls Help with legal advice
ACLU of Idaho 208-344-9750 Multiple issues including discrimination
Human Rights Commission 1-888-249-7025 Multiple issues including discrimination
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections www.idjc.idaho.gov
208-334-5100, 954 W Jefferson St, Boise
 
Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program 1-800-211-3295 (Boise) Custody, divorce, adoption, wills, probate, consumer…issues

MEDICAL/ HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Ashton Community Pharmacy 652-3932 23 S 8th , Ashton Mon-Friday 9-5:30; early drop-off for RX request available inside clinic at 8 am.
Ashton Medical Center 652-3396 23 S. 8th Street, Ashton Mon-Friday 8-4:30 Physician Asst—Mon-Friday Physician—Thursday
Island Park Medical Clinic 558-7766 3765 Highway #20 Island Park Open 9-4, M-T, Th Nurse practitioner—M, Th Registered Nurse—Tuesday
Upper Valley Community Health Services 624-4100 20 N 3rd E, St. Anthony Sliding-fee discounts based on family size and income.
Eastern Idaho Public Health District 624-7585 45 S 2nd W, St. Anthony  
District #7 Health 356-3239 314 N 3rd E, Rexburg Immunizations available
Toenjes, Kunz, Brizzee & Orme Family Dentistry 652-7868 204 Main Street, Ashton Open in Ashton M and T; other days in St. Anthony
Green Timber Therapeutic Massage 652-7267 4560 E. 1400 N., Ashton Appointments in Ashton Med Center or in Greentimber.
Precision Chiropractic Center 652-2255 608 Main St., Ashton Massage Therapy also available
Total Health and Fitness 652-2255 608 Main St., Ashton Exercise room with circuit stations; reasonable fees
Alpine Physical Therapy 652-9979 700 N 2nd , Ashton Physical Therapy
Creekside Home Health and Hospice 528-8100 3688 Washington Prkwy, I.F. Services available in Ashton (Dawn Egbert)
Hospice Alliance 359-9667 380 Walker Dr, Rexburg Works with Teton Oncology, services Ashton
Rexburg Home Health and Hospice 356-6688 280 E. Main, Rexburg  
Upper Valley Home Health 356-7280 343 E 4th N, #117, Rexburg  
Ashton Living Center 208-652-7461 700 N 2, Ashton Nursing home; plus assisted-living rooms
Spring Creek Manor 624-1088 610 N Bridge St, St. Anthony Assisted Living

MEDICAL CARE COSTS

Katie Beckett Medicaid Program 528-5800, option 2 for Medicaid 8-5 Monday – Friday Child’s Income-based assist.
Family Healthcare (Local resources) 1-866-326-2485 1-800-926-2588  
Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669
www.ppaarx.org
(in English and Spanish)
For qualified persons who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.
Medicaid (Health and Welfare) 359-4750 333 Walker Dr, Rexburg State-sponsored insurance
Medicare (Social Security) 522-7992  

MENTAL HEALTH

Dept of Health and Welfare 359-4750, 333 Walker Dr, Rexburg Children’s and adult’s mental health; parenting respite available.
Family to Family 356-6415, Pastor Tony Alrichs Grace Baptist Church, 262 N 2 W, Rexburg Helps with mental health issues
Helping Idaho Families 709-6765; Jessica Duersch for Madison and Fremont Counties. Helps families with children’s behavioral, emotional, and mental health

SENIORS

SENIOR CENTERS

Ashton Senior Citizens 652-3594, 522 Main St., Ashton Lunch Th and F, van service available
South Fremont Seniors 624-3458, 420 Bridge St., Suite D St. Anthony  

SENIORS -SPECIALIZED SERVICES

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Contact: 528-8887 Ashton Senior Center, Tuesdays; Rexburg, Wednesdays No-cost local assistance with tax preparation; trained professionals. February 1st – April 15th .
Idaho Commission On Aging http://www.idahoaging.com/abouticoa
1-877-471-2777
Multiple services: caregiver, in-home, nutrition, support,
    worker programs; advocacy/abuse protection
National Council on Aging www.benefitscheckup.org Info about benefits, prescription help, nutrition assistance, eldercare.
Medicare (Social Security) 522-7992  

TRANSPORTATION

TRPTA 356-9033 Personal pay (Medicaid), 24 hour notice. Wheelchair accessible.
Rocky Mountain Trails 1-800-356-9796
www.saltlakeexpress.com
24/7 schedule and reservations available on-line. Shuttle serves Island Park, Rexburg to SLC

VOCATIONAL REHAB

Vocational Rehabilitation 356-4190, 155 W. Main , Rexburg  
Upper Valley Industries 356-3722, 16 N 2nd E, Rexburg  

WOMEN/CHILDREN

WOMEN/CHILDREN -NUTRITION

Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) 624-7585, 42 S 2nd W, St. Anthony 356-9594, 314 N 3rd E, Rexburg Nutrition classes and financial assistance

WOMEN/CHILDREN -DAYCARE

Cornerstone Learning Center 419-4797, 784 Baker Road [email protected] Ages 6 wks to 5th grade; Summer: M-Th, 7am-6pm F/Winter: M-F, 7am-6pm
Idaho Careline 211 or 1-800-926-2588 Current licensed daycare listings available

WOMEN/CHILDREN -PREGNANCY

Birthright of Idaho Falls 208-524-8929 1970 E 17th St., Idaho Falls  
Doulas www.dora.org Site gives listings which include certified doulas in St. Anthony and Rexburg.
Idaho Midwives www.idahomidwives.org Closest is Rigby
La Leche League www.llli.org  
Planned Parenthood 800-230-7526 200 N. 2nd Street, Twin Falls  
Pregnancy Crisis Center 208-734-7472 718 Shoshone St. E, Twin Falls Options/abortions , call for appointments.