For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: November 24, 2004

More than $90,000 to be Distributed to Homeless Shelters

(Boise) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced that his office is distributing more than $90,000 in grants to 45 homeless shelters, transition houses, domestic violence safe houses, and group homes throughout Idaho.

The grants, which are funded with money received from two antitrust settlements, range from $500 to $3,000 depending on the size of the shelter. The grants will assist shelters in purchasing food, appliances, and other kitchen equipment.

"Many of Idaho's men, women, and children will need assistance during the winter months," Attorney General Wasden said. "Our shelters see a large increase in individuals who need a warm place to sleep and a hot, nutritious meal. This money allows our shelters to assist in feeding thousands of Idahoans this holiday season."

The grants are a result of two antitrust settlements. In October 2000, three European companies, F. Hoffman-La Roche, BASF, and Aventis (formerly Rhone-Poulenc), and three Japanese companies, Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd., Eisai Co. Ltd., and Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., agreed to a settlement resolving allegations that they conspired to fix prices for vitamins and vitamin products.

The second settlement resolved a lawsuit alleging that Salton, Inc., a distributor of small household appliances, had engaged in resale price fixing.

A small amount of money remains available for any qualified shelter that did not submit a grant application by the November 15 deadline. These shelters are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Unit at (208) 334–2424 to inquire about the application process.

The shelters receiving grants are:

The Advocates, Hailey - $2,000

Aid for Friends, Pocatello - $1,500

Bannock Youth Foundation, Pocatello - $2,500

Bingham Crisis Center, Blackfoot - $1,500

Boise Rescue Mission, Boise - $3,000

Boise Rescue Mission-City of Light Home, Boise - $3,000

Boise Rescue Mission-Lighthouse Rescue Mission, Boise - $3,000

Bonner County Homeless Task Force, Sandpoint - $3,000

Children's Village, Inc., Coeur d'Alene - $3,000

Chrysalis Women's Transitional Living of Idaho, Eagle - $1,500

City of Refuge Shelter & Training Center, Idaho Falls - $1,500

CLUB, Inc., Idaho Falls - $3,000

Community Family Shelter/Salvation Army, Nampa - $1,000

Community House, Boise - $3,000

Community Oasis Outreach, Acequia - $3,000

Corpus Christi House, Inc., Boise - $2,500

Crisis Center of the Magic Valley, Twin Falls - $2,000

Domestic Violence Intervention Center, Idaho Falls - $500

F.A.I.T.H., Idaho Falls - $3,000

Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho, Inc., Pocatello - $2,500

The Haven, Idaho Falls - $3,000

Hope's Door-Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc., Caldwell - $1,000

Idaho Youth Ranch - Hays Shelter Home, Boise - $2,000

Idaho Youth Ranch - Anchor House, Boise - $2,000

Idaho Youth Ranch - Emancipation Home, Boise - $500

Idaho Youth Ranch - Harbor House, Boise - $2,000

Idaho Youth Ranch - Nampa Boys Home, Boise - $1,500

Idaho Youth Ranch - Ranch Campus, Boise - $3,000

Latah Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Moscow - $3,000

Mini-Cassia Shelter for Woman and Children, Rupert - $1,000

Road to Recovery - Pathways, Pocatello - $2,000

Project Dove, Ontario - $500

Salvation Army Safe Center (Booth Family Care Center), Boise - $3,000

Safe Place Ministries, Boise - $500

Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Pocatello - $1,000

Sojourners' Alliance - The Village, Moscow - $500

Sojourners' Alliance - Food Bank, Moscow - $1,000

St. Pius Church, Coeur d'Alene - $1,000

St. Vincent de Paul (Men’s Shelter), Coeur d'Alene - $2,000

St. Vincent de Paul (Women’s Shelter), Coeur d'Alene - $2,000

Valley Crisis Center, Nampa - $3,000

Valley House Homeless Shelter, Twin Falls - $3,000

Women's & Children's Alliance, Boise - $3,000

The Women's Center, Coeur d'Alene - $1,500

YWCA of Lewiston, Lewiston - $1,500

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