Community Resources

Mental Health Coordinator

Ashley Hammond is Boise Public Library’s mental health coordinator. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience. She has experience with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Ashley uses her expertise to guide and connect individuals and families in the library with agencies and resources in the community that meet their unique needs. She helps residents in the community connect with resources such as housing or shelter referrals, utility relief, navigating government benefits, and more.

Ashley also works to build partnerships and collaborate with agencies in the community to better understand and respond to the needs of the community.  

Ashley may refer you to social service agencies, but does not provide counseling, therapy, or case management.

How can I connect with the Mental Health Coordinator?

Ashley’s office is on the first floor of the Main Library. Ashley may, as available, meet with you one-on-one in-person, by phone, or by email to determine what agencies or resources can meet your needs. 

  • In-person office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
  • By phone, 208-972-8216
  • By email, ahammond@cityofboise.org

What can I expect from meeting with the Mental Health Coordinator?

You can expect to be treated with respect and your presenting concerns to be taken seriously. Ashley will ask your permission to share your information with local agencies in an effort to connect you with the resources you are seeking.  Ashley takes the confidentiality of your information seriously and will only share it with your permission and as required by law.   

Download printable sheet about the Mental Health Coordinator.

Resource Pop-ups

The Library works with several organizations to host pop-ups that provide access to community resources and services. Pop-ups allow for organizations to connect with community members inside the Library.

Lawyers in the Library

The Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program (IVLP) provides a safety net for low-income individuals and families in Idaho who require civil legal services and cannot afford to pay for them. IVLP recruits attorneys from local communities who volunteer their time and expertise to assist those in need. IVLP’s free legal clinics are an opportunity to receive advice and counsel on your civil legal matter.

This clinic is held at the Main Library every 1st Tuesday, and you must be registered to attend. Register online at this link.

Outreach Resource Pop-up

Our Path Home Outreach provides services to those experiencing homelessness most Wednesdays at one of our Library locations (see schedule below). Outreach Specialists are available to assist with housing assessments, referrals to services and resources, brief case management and problem solving, and general Q&A. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Casey McGee at cmcgee@catchidaho.org.

  • 1st Wednesday of the month at the Main Library from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library! at Hillcrest from 2-4 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Library! at Collister from 2-4 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of the month at the Library! at Cole & Ustick from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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