Centers for New Directions
The Centers for New Directions are Idaho's specific effort to meet the employment readiness needs of single parents and displaced homemakers.
Idaho Statutes established the Centers and provided direction for other elements such as the site location of the centers, funding structure, and accountability. These statutes can be accessed in Title 39 Health and Safety, Chapter 50 Equal Opportunity for Displaced Homemaker Act, as follows:
The Centers are situated on the campuses of the six technical colleges that are located regionally to best serve the majority of Idaho residents. Click on any of the locations on the map to learn more about that Center and its services.
Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker (SPDH) Local Application
Local postsecondary application to distribute equally dedicated state funds to the Centers for New Directions at Idaho's six technical colleges. The purpose of these funds are to help single parents and displaced homemakers:
- overcome personal and economic barriers to education and employment,
- enroll in training programs where they can obtain marketable skills,
- enter the labor market, and
- become economically self-sufficient.