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On-campus healthcare, social, and childcare services:

  • The Salvation Army provides you with 
    • social work services
    • a food pantry,  
    • a student store stocked with diapers, wipes, baby food, baby clothes, maternity clothes, and much more!
    • On-campus childcare – while you are at Cardinal Academy, you will be able to use the childcare center. The social worker will help you apply for funds to pay for the childcare.
  • WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) will be provided on-campus. WIC provides:
    • nutritious foods,
    •  information on healthy eating and 
    • referrals to health care for pregnant women and their infants and children up to age 5.
  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho  
    • We are working on a plan for FMRI to provide on-site, quality and affordable healthcare to students who are pregnant and to young parents and their children.
  • St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center nurses come to campus to: 
    • teach the pregnancy, parenting and well-being courses throughout the school year. 
    • St. Luke’s nurses also teach on-campus child car seat safety classes as well as providing a car seat for students.
  • Cardinal Academy will connect graduating seniors with the Idaho Department of Labor to provide:
    • case management services, 
    • internships, 
    • workforce training and 
    • assistance with higher education through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • TRiO Educational Opportunity Center will help you:
    • get into college, if that is your pathway,
    • provide free college advising and financial aid support, 
    • complete the FAFSA, an application for money to pay for college and other training.
  • The Idaho Workers Opportunity Network (I-WON) will connect you with trade apprenticeships so you can enter a high demand career directly following completion of high school.
  • College of Western Idaho assists our students on-campus with 
    • applications, 
    • financial aid, and 
    • course selection. 
    • And they will ensure our graduates are connected to programs that will help to increase their success in higher education such as support groups and other special programs aimed at increasing student retention.
  • Dr. Catherine Olschanowsky of Boise State University will provide Cardinal Academy students with an opportunity to learn computer programming and will be collaborating with our math and science departments to provide an opportunity for Dual Credit. Her specialty is increasing diversity in the field of computer science.
  • The Cabin Center for Readers and Writers provides an author that comes to campus to work on therapeutic and creative writing with our students.
  • Dr. Sara Fry from Boise State University is working closely with us and a previous Booth Marian Pritchett School graduate to build a mentor program for our students who choose to attend Boise State. She has also established a scholarship fund for our graduates.
  • Head Start is a comprehensive “whole child”, family-focused preschool program designed to help low-income and at-risk 3 and 4 year old children and their families succeed in school and life.
  • Early Head Start expands Head Start and provides continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and early learning programs to low income families with children under age three, and pregnant women. 
  • The House Next Door is located in Nampa, Idaho and can provide a pregnant teen or young adult with housing, if there is a vacancy.
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