City light home for women and children in Boise, Idaho

At City Light, a Women’s and Children’s Shelter in Boise, we offer a safe haven of hope and love. With this in mind, we provide emergency services such as meals, shelter, and clothing, as well as education, work-search assistance, mental health counseling, addiction recovery through the New Life Program, and children’s programs.

Through the ministry of City Light, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries has been providing help for homeless women and children in Boise, Idaho, since 2000.

need help now? our doors are open

Regardless of where women are coming from, whether homeless, escaping a domestic violence situation, addicted, or struggling, all women and their families are welcome to the City Light Home for Women & Children. In summary, here at this mission will never turn anyone away for food or a clean bed due to a lack of space. Explore below for hours, directions, and contact info for our Women’s and Children’s shelter in Boise, Idaho.

Amber, a mother of 5, had been struggling with drug addiction for 13 years before coming to City Light. Once she had lost custody of her children in December of 2021, she knew she had to do something different. 

“It wasn’t until I came to City Light, joined the New Life Program, and found the love of Jesus, that I filled that hole inside me. The way the staff at the Mission has shown me love has made such an important impact on my life. Furthermore, they loved me when I couldn’t love myself and never gave up on me.

Contact Us


1404 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702

Get Directions

Phone: 208-368-9901
Fax: 208-368-9844
Email: [email protected]


Meal Times

Breakfast – 6:00 a.m. (Daily – Overnight Guests Only)
                  6:00 a.m. (Daily – Available at River of Life, 575 S. 13th St., Boise)
                  8:00 a.m. (Saturday) 
Lunch – 12:00 p.m. (Daily)
Dinner – 5:30 p.m. (Daily)


Overnight Shelter – 4:00 p.m. (Daily)
Special accommodations can be requested at check-in.


Service – 6:30 p.m. (Daily)

interested in volunteering at city light? sign up now

Women have the opportunity to volunteer at City Light and serve our friends who are currently staying there. You can sign up to volunteer at the button below. Your sacrifice of time and energy is what changes lives–people need the compassion and care you carry!

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To set up a tour today, email [email protected]

City Light Home for Women & Children is a ministry of Boise Rescue Mission Ministries. Located in Boise, ID, on W. Jefferson St., this shelter serves homeless women and children across the Treasure Valley area.