Pioneer Neighborhood Community Center

500 S ASH ST

Pioneer Community Center

The Pioneer Community Center is a day shelter for families with children up to age 17 experiencing homelessness during the winter months and in the summer during heat waves. Families must be referred from local shelters, school districts or Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.  

The day shelter offers a variety of educational opportunities including art and recreation activities for families. The Pioneer Center has computers, books, games, art supplies and a large collection of toys.

Services are offered December through March (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays and during the summer weekend afternoons (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) when temperatures exceed 95 degrees for more than three consecutive days. Lunch is provided during the winter months when the shelter is open.   

While the City of Boise’s Pioneer Day Shelter will only be open on weekends, Interfaith Sanctuary now provides a program for families experiencing homelessness during the week.

All alcoholic beverages including beer and wine are prohibited at this location.



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