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Idaho Veterans Assistance League, Inc

Caring for Americas Heros

Boise, ID

Mission

To aid veterans residing at the Idaho State Veterans Homes in the State of Idaho; and further, to assist the Idaho State Veterans Homes in carrying out their mission of serving Idaho's veterans who have earned special recognition through their sacrifices in protecting our country's freedoms and individual rights, by providing quality long-term care. The Idaho Veterans Assistance League exists to provide and furnish services specifically designed to meet the religious, physical, social, educational, financial, civic, cultural, recreational and psychological needs of these veterans, as well as to help provide security, happiness, dignity, independence and usefulness and longer life for residents of the Idaho State Veterans Homes.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Lyle Gessford

Main address

PO Box 7191

Boise, ID 83707 USA

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EIN

82-0415195

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To continue to have the funds available to meet the Idaho State Veterans Home's needs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Idaho State Veterans Home

Soldier and Sailor rest home

Population(s) Served
Parents
Widows and widowers
Health
Work status and occupations

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Idaho State Veterans Home

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To provide and furnish the aged or infirm veterans residing in the facilities owned and operated by the Idaho Division of Veterans Services with social, educational, financial, civic, cultural, recreational, and psychological support which enhances their security, happiness, dignity, and independence.

2. To improve residential home facilities for aged, infirm, or destitute veterans.

3. To establish a fund and solicit contributions there from individuals, institutions, churches, and business
communities for the purpose of providing support for the veterans of Idahos State Veterans Homes.

4. To acquire by gift or purchase, hold, convey, assign, mortgage or lease any property real or personal which will assist the Corporation meet its specific purposes.

5. To borrow money, and issue evidence of indebtedness in furtherance of any or all of the specific purposes of the Corporation.

6. To exercise such incidental powers as may reasonably be necessary to carry out the purposes for which this Corporation is established, provided that such incidental powers shall be exercised in a manner consistent with the Corporations tax-exempt status under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.

The IVAL Board will meet Annually at the State Level and Quarterly at the Sub-Chapter levels. These meetings will be used to be updated by the Veterans Homes Staff and to determine their current needs.

The essential functions of the Board of Directors shall be policy making, the assurance of sound management, fiscal reporting and fiscal management, and the active establishment of necessary funds. The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility to determine policies deemed to be necessary for the administration and development of the Idaho Veterans Assistance League, Inc. in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation to support the Idaho State Veterans Homes.

The Board has the funding available to meet the needs of the Homes. They also maintain a Canteen the provides support to the residents. The Board works with Volunteer/Activity Service Coordinator plans, organizes, and coordinate a program for recruitment and utilization of volunteer workers and a recreational, physical, and individualized activities program for a geriatric long-term care facility; perform related work.
And is the direct liaison from IVAL to the Veterans Home. With the execution of the Volunteer program and oversight of the Activity Program, and in partnership with IVAL, we complete the IVAL mission statement.
Establishes program goals, objectives, and priorities.
Evaluates program activities and monitors compliance with state and federal laws and rules.
Plans and implements a program to recruit and place volunteer workers.
Analyzes work sites to determine potential for volunteer placement.
Evaluates program performance.
Participates in and speaks to community groups to promote volunteer program.
Plans, promotes, and implements special projects requiring community support.
Seeks and develops funding and donor support from outside sources.
Coordinates and integrates resident activities program with other organizational units and functions.
Maintains inventory of activity equipment and theme dcor.
Develops and maintains program record keeping system.
Prepares a variety of reports of program activities.
Assesses needs and recommends program changes or development.
Prepares master-activities calendar.
Recommends and monitors program budget.
Evaluates intake data and collects pertinent psychosocial information.
Develops activities plan for each resident considering psychosocial needs, physical limitations, and health concerns.
Reviews staff documentation and adjusts residents activities plans.
Identifies and develops a variety of community contacts and resources to enhance existing recreation programs and develops new activities.
Hires, trains, and evaluates staff.
Plans and conducts recruitment of volunteers, screens, interviews, and selects volunteers.
Places volunteers in appropriate jobs and evaluates performance.
May recruit and coordinate volunteers to provide religious services in a state institution.
Conducts orientation of volunteers and established and monitors (or conducts) training programs.
Develops cooperative relationships with community resources and other volunteer programs for referral of volunteers.

Reach out to various groups and individuals who are willing to help struggling veteran residents. Provide volunteers the resource to encourage and uplift veteran residents.
Maintain several Restricted Funds to support the Home's needs.
Cakes for Vets (restricted ):
Canteen (restricted)
Christmas (restricted):
Christmas gifts, decorations for residents
Food (restricted):
Forever Yours (restricted):
General Women (restricted):
Haircut Fund (restricted):
Veterans Cemetery (restricted):
Volunteer Services (Activities) (restricted):
Yellow Ribbon Memorial (restricted):

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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Idaho Veterans Assistance League, Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lyle Gessford

IVAL

Term: 2024 - 2025

Ned Morgan Barker

MOPH