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County Assistance

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Department Description:
  Under the supervision of the County Commissioners and County Clerk, this office offers information, referral and provision of emergency aid to low-income/indigent clientele.  The purpose of Clearwater County Social Services is to provide limited and temporary assistance to the residents of the County for payment of some medical and non-medical expenses. 

Assistance is required to be “as a last resort” only; or when no other alternative exists.  For those who qualify, assistance may be available for medical costs, dental extractions, rent to avoid eviction, utilities to avoid shut-off, emergency prescriptions, and cremation.  A complete application, interview and verification of residency, income, expenses and assets are required.  The County also requires reimbursement of any funds expended on behalf of an applicant.

About This Department
Director:  Debbie Haskins
Address: 150 Michigan Ave
                 Orofino, ID 83544
Mailing:  PO Box 586
               Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: 208-476-3864
Fax:  208-476-8902
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F