For the seventh year running, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department is opening the Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center
as a wintertime day shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, the shelter—located at 500 S. Ash St. in Boise—will provide a supervised space for families between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and, beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the facility will extend its hours to 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shelter staff will provide education and recreation activities like story readings and art classes, as well as other activities like foosball and air hockey. Internet access will be made available through seven computers. Life's Kitchen and the Idaho Foodbank will provide lunches and meals for children and their parents.
The shelter serves families referred by Interfaith Sanctuary, Corpus Christi House and City Lights/River of Life Rescue Mission.
Donations items such as baby supplies, kids activities like board games and socks are encouraged. For more information contact Recreation Coordinator Paul Schoenfelder at 208-608-7688.