Aid for Friends Homeless Shelter

Contact Information:

653 S. 4th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-5669

About this Shelter

Aid For Friends is a private, non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other supportive services to individuals and families facing homelessness.


Mission Statement:
"Aid For Friends was founded in 1984 after the tragic deaths of two homeless men who died of exposure during the harsh Pocatello winter. Our community responded by forming a grassroots volunteer organization that found housing for area homeless primarily in basements and churches. Later that year, Bannock County donated a small house which became the first homeless shelter in our area. In 1988, Bannock County provided the facility at 653 S. 4th Avenue, which has continued to serve as the Emergency Shelter for this community. Today, our agency has developed into a multifaceted resource center providing services and opportunities to overcome or prevent homelessness in Southeast Idaho. In addition to our Emergency Shelter, we also provide our clients with case management services to support self-sufficiency, a transitional housing program, and a host of other community services. At Aid For Friends, our goal is not only to assist those in need with immediate shelter and services, but also to offer personal and professional attention. We strive to offer hope to individuals and families experiencing or facing homelessness."
- From the Aid for Friends Homeless Shelter website

  • Men are welcome.
  • Women are welcome.
  • Families are welcome.
  • Shelter serves hot meals.
  • Provides emergency shelters.


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User Questions & Answers


It's free, but there are rules. Each person has a chore or an assignment that they have to accomplish each day. You also have a curfew. And you have to clean up after yourself + keep your bunk clean.

Friday, December 10, 2021



Yes. Usually. Just ask first because there are some things they cannot accept due to liability issues.

Friday, December 10, 2021



They only allow some types of service animals. Ask first. They usually don't accept pets.

Friday, December 10, 2021







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