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a.l.p.h.a. is a safe and welcoming place to go for HIV and AIDS education, testing, or support in Idaho. Committed to preventing the transmission of HIV and AIDS through education, public awareness, testing, and providing supportive services to infected and affected individuals.


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Central District Health Department Clinics

Provides HIV- and STD-testing on a sliding-scale basis. Testing may be done during walk-in hours or on an appointment basis.;         208.327.7400




 GLBT National Hotline

Toll-free and available around the clock for those individuals who are in crisis or simply have questions about their sexual identity, HIV/AIDS, or their relationships.-   888.843.4564



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hiv awareness



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The Network for LGBT Health Equity (formerly the Network for LGBT Tobacco Control) is 1 of 6 CDC funded disparity networks. We are a proud project of The Fenway Institute. The Network for LGBT Health Equity is working to support the many local tobacco control and health equity advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco and other health disparities for all LGBT people…1 (617) 927-6451





 Idaho Suicide and Crisis Hotline.

The hotline counselors have also been trained to work with LGBT individuals. If you are in crisis and feel you need to talk with someone, please pick up the phone and call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).







Project Filter is Idaho’s Tobacco

Prevention and Control Program.

Project Filter works to educate the public about

the resources available to help individuals

quit using tobacco.


To get free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges call 1-800-QUITNOW

 or check their website

 Also, check out their  web cessation services.





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smoke free idaho

 Everyone has the right to breathe clean air


Nonsmokers working in smoky environments double their risk of getting lung cancer.  On the other hand, smokefree policies decrease absenteeism among non-smoking employees and increase productivity. We believe the Idaho economy benefits from a healthy workforce. Providing smokefree workplaces is an effective way to prevent the many diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke and will save Idaho taxpayers and businesses money. Currently, 29 states have comprehensive, smokefree workplace laws, which eliminate smoking in all indoor workplaces including restaurants, restaurant bars and stand-alone bars. Numerous compelling studies have established the link between health and secondhand smoke.

There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure and employees are often forced to work in smoke-filled restaurants and bars.

Smoke Free Idaho

802 W. Bannock, Suite 405, Boise, ID 83702
p: 208.433.9610  e: [email protected] 






Charles K. Bunch, Ph.D.

Boise Bipolar Center, Corporate training, individual therapy

Author 10 books at   ph 208-344-5254,



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Dr. Misty L. Wall, MSSW, LCSW

16 years experience working with people of all ages and in all stages of life.  She has a doctorate in Social Work with an emphasis on LGBTQI issues.  She is a educator, psychotherapist, clinical social worker, and registered clinical supervisor. She has published more than 10 articles aimed at understanding and improving the lives of LGBTQI people.  She is also certified to work with survivors of trauma, gay and straight parents, couples, and families.  She lives in Idaho with her partner and their children.


Dr. Misty L. Wall, MSSW, LCSW

at Meridian Counseling Center

849 E. Fairview Avenue, Meridian, Idaho 83646

208-297-9495 office

208-939-9009 fax



Pennie J. McKay MA, LCPC, LMFT, NCC

Ms. McKay has practiced counseling in the Boise area for 17 years. She enjoys utilizing art techniques that allow clients to stretch, express, create and grow. In her practice, she focuses on meeting client needs while, 1) Acknowledging the value within each being, 2) Understanding it is an honor to “work one’s way out of one’s job.”, 3) Reinforcing that therapy does not have to feel like torture., and 4) Celebrating when clients can “Enjoy Life More”.

Ms. McKay serves the counseling needs of the individual, married/partner couples and families as well as counseling for the GLBTQ community and the deaf and hard of hearing. She facilitates therapeutic groups, including one for Adults Molested as Children (AMAC). Beyond counseling, Ms. McKay provides American Sign Language translation, participates in a Pet Therapy program and teaches classes for teens on probation (Cognitive Self-Change/Thinking Errors) and for parents of juveniles who have acted out with sexually inappropriate behaviors.

Boise Counseling Center


Steven I. Lanzet, M.Ed, LMFT, LCPC, CSAT-S Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Certified  Sex Addiction Therapist – Supervisor

Over 30 years experience providing counseling services and support to the GLBT community. Special focus on Sex Addiction, Drug Addiction, Alcohol Problems, Relationship Issues, and Sexual Concerns                 208.477.1011



SPAN Idaho (Suicide Prevention Action Network) –
Exists to help you and others become better informed, enabled to recognize the warning signs of suicide and have the tools to help those who may be at risk of suicide.            208.860.1703


Planned Parenthood Boise Health Center- LGBT services, education and referrals .  208.376.9300

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Toll-free and available around the clock for those individuals who are in crisis or simply have questions about their sexual identity, HIV/AIDS, or their relationships.   1-888-THE-GLNH



(Gay AA) A Vision For You – For schedule:





Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities.

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)




 The Community Center is funded through membership and donation. With your generous, continuing support we can continue improving the quality of lives for our LGBT and allied community, neighbors and friends.

The Community Center

Mailing Address P.O. Box 9078, Boise, Idaho, 83707-3078


305 East 37th Street Garden City, Idaho, 83714


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