24 Hour Emergency Shelter at Aid for Friends Shelter

Shelter details

  • Added Apr 27, 2016 | Last Update Jun 10, 2022
  • 209 E Lewis St
       Pocatello, ID 83201
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  • (208) 232-0178

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."
- Source: 24 Hour Emergency Shelter at Aid for Friends Shelter website


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.

Question & Answers (5)

  1. Do you know if this shelter is free?
    • 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.

  2. Do you know if they accept donations at this shelter?
    • Yes. Usually. Just ask first because there are some things they cannot accept due to liability issues.

  3. Do you know if they allow Pets at this shelter?
    • They only allow some types of service animals. Ask first. They usually don't accept pets.

  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?

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