3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 

Student Services Resources

Student Services Resources

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery provides a list Financial Aid Resources, though this list is not by any means exhaustive. Applying is the student’s own responsibility.

As a private institution Mercy in Action College of Midwifery is not subsidized by the Government, nor are students eligible for Federal Grants or loans at this time. Some students choose to fund their training with the use of private loans. Others qualify through public scholarships. 

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery is proud to offer a scholarship for Women of Color. Details can be found at:
Website: http://www.mercyinaction.com/scholarships/

Scholarship Resource List
Each of these sources should be checked as to their requirements for school accreditation prior to applying. Some foundations require specific types of accreditation that Mercy in Action College of Midwifery may or may not have. This list is posted in the Student Handbook.

American Association of University Women
Website: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Offers fellowships, scholarships, and awards for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit their website.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation 
Website: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/the-gates-millennium-scholarship/
The Career Advancement Scholarship Program is for women who are advancing their careers or re-entering the workforce.

Home Builders Foundation/Association of Western, MA
If you are from Massachusetts this scholarship might work for you. To be eligible for one of these scholarships you must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a full time program at an accredited college or university, and must be a member; a member's spouse, child or grandchild; an employee of a member; or the spouse or child of a member's employee.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Website: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/the-gates-millennium-scholarship/
Scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program at an accredited institution.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Website: www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
This program is open to all disciplines.

National Leased Housing Assoc. Education Fund 
Website: http://hudnlha.com/education-fund/
Scholarships are awarded to residents of federally assisted low-income housing properties or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need.

National Pathfinder Scholarship
Website: www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm
Support provided by National Federation of Republican Women for undergraduate sophomore, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program. Follow link,-click on programs,  
  - scholarships and internships, -National Pathfinder Scholarship

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation 
Website: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/
Gives educational support awards and small scholarships to low-income women, especially mothers, pursuing technical, undergraduate or graduate education.

Regent’s Professional Opportunity Scholarship (once MIACOM becomes NYS approved)
Website: http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/regents-professional-opportunity-scholarship/5833/
Purpose of award is to increase representation of minority and disadvantaged individuals in New York State licensed professions.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund 
Website: http://www2.umf.maine.edu/merrillcenter/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/outside-scholarships/talbots-womens-scholarship-fund/
Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievement for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.

Holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp;
Website: http://services.vsac.org/wps/wcm/connect/vsac/vsac/pay+for+college/funding+sources/grants/vsac+-+pay+-+funding+sources+-+grants
If you are a Vermonter, you may be eligible to apply for a Vermont grant through VSAC.

Women’s Forum, Inc. 
Website: www.womensforumny.org/womensforumny/index.cfm/education-fund
The Education Fund awards scholarships to women over age 35 living in New York City who are pursuing an undergraduate education.

Women’s Opportunity Awards
Soroptimist International for the Americas
Website: www.soroptimist.org
Scholarships for women in college who are heads of their household.

Vocation Rehabilitation in each state may have funds available for midwifery education.


Personal counseling- 
Mercy In Action College of Midwifery provides a list of local counseling services in Boise Idaho. 

Access Behavioral Health Clinic 
1276 River Street #100, Boise
(208) 338-4699
• ABC has LCSS for counseling. Additionally, they offer $45 psychiatric medication management with a prescribing physician and $15 counseling services with a master level intern. They accept most insurance plans.
• ABC has 4 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners available throughout the week. They offer Medicaid based services including PSR (psychosocial rehabilitation), case management, and psychiatric medication management services.
 Body, Mind, & Soul, LLC
1655 W Fairview Ave Ste 115, Boise  
(208) 305-4330
Counselor: Robby Johnson
• Specializing in adolescents, seniors 55+, and divorce/long term relationship recovery
• Registered Play Therapist/supervisor
• Certified in Sandplay
• Idaho Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
• Trained in EMDR, TFT, DBT, and Art therapy
• Divorce Recovery group, Monday nights, screening required
Boise Counseling Center     
988 South Longmont Ave, Ste 101, Boise
Main Line:      (208) 908-0500
• See webpage for information on counselors and their specialties
• Variety of counselors with specialties including addictions and working with LGBTQ clients
Boise VA Medical Center/Mental Health
500 West Fort St., Boise
(208) 422-1000 ext. 1145 or  Call: (208) 422-1000 ext.7555 for transport
(Additional locations in the Treasure Valley include Mountain Home, Caldwell)
• Boise VAMC has social workers providing case management and counseling support.
• Boise VAMC provides mental health consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues impacting emotional well-being. This includes depression, PTSD, anxiety, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, stress caused from medical pain, anger, vocational issues, severe mental illness, self-harm behaviors, and memory problems.
• Boise VAMC offers counseling support through individual, family, and group classes.
• Case management support includes finding resources for home health services, legal services, transportation, and community living.
• Outreach to Homeless veterans is also available.
• Boise VAMC has an Emergency Room open 24/7.
• There is a pharmacy on site.
Catholic Charities
4204 Emerald, Boise  
(208) 345-6031
• Catholic Charities offers counseling services only and counselors are mostly graduate students.
• LCSS is based on income starting from $5 and up but will not turn anyone away due to inability to pay. They also accept insurance.
• 1st session is always free.
Celebrate Recovery
607 N 13th St
Boise, ID 83702
For more information please contact Gail Bonine, at Gail@fbcboise.org 
Each Monday night | Dinner: 6pm | Worship & Small Groups: 7pm
Celebration Place available for Elementary aged Children (available for parents that are attending Celebrate Recover that night) 
The purpose of Celebrate Recover is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where hurting people can open up and share their struggles, strengths, and hopes with one another. It also provides caring fellowship, where people can celebrate God's healing power in their lives and offer hope to others.  
Large Group meeting includes:
• Music from our Worship Team
• A 20 minute lesson or a testimony or a "Chip" presentation of God's presence in their life. 
Current Small Groups include:
• Men's Group for alcohol and drugs.
• Men's mixed issues group
• Veterans group
• Women's alcohol and drugs group
• Women's mixed issues group
All meetings and groups are a safe place and represent a no gossip environment and there is never a fee for counseling. 

Community Outreach Counseling     
2399 S. Orchard St., Boise  
(208) 344-2228                                    
 (Additional locations in Meridian, Nampa, Greenleaf, Idaho City)
• COC has a LCSS and Pro Bono counseling available based on client need/income. They take several insurance plans.
• COC has 21 licensed counselors and 14 interns available. Additionally, they provide Medicaid based services including PSR (psychosocial rehabilitation), case management, and psychiatric medication management services. The program is able to get new clients in for a consult and start services within a 1-2 week time period.
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Adult Behavioral Health         
8620 W. Emerald St., Suite 150, Boise          
(208) 672-2900
• ESGNRM provides services for individuals struggling with mental health issues as well as assist participants in Idaho communities successfully reenter the community after incarceration or involvement with the justice system to strengthen families and the community
• They offer the following mental health and substance abuse services: Clinical case management, counseling, service coordination, drug/alcohol treatment, Life Skills Classes or Psycho educational Groups, Nurse Practitioner Services
• ESGNRM is unable to take insurance at this time other than BPA funding.
• Self-pay rates are as follows:
• Intake with Assessment- $100
• Program Enrollment & Intake- $67
• Program Enrollment- $45
• All Groups- $15/group
• Individual Sessions- $45/hour
LDS Family Services                
10740 W. Fairview Ave., Ste. 100, Boise                                                         
(208) 376-0191
• LDSFS provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
• Counseling services costs include $105 Assessments, and $70 each session. They accept most insurance plans other than Medicaid and Medicare.
• LDSFS works predominately with the LDS Community but willing to work with anyone.
Omega Health Services                     
5985 West State Street, Boise                                                                       
(208) 853-0071
• Clients are able to obtain an appointment for psychiatric medication management services within 48 hours or use the walk-in clinic on Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm.
• If paying out of pocket, client gets a 20% discount. No discounts for counseling.
• Initial medication appointment is $200 with follow up appointments ranging from $84-140.
Pioneer Health Resources
890 N Cole Rd, Boise (also in Nampa)                                                            
(208) 322-1026
• PHR has a LCSS for their mental health and substance abuse programs (not psychiatric medication management). Counseling sliding scale goes down $0. Sliding scale available for 10 sessions.
• Self-pay rates are as follows: $60 session, $150 initial medication appointment, $55 for psychiatric medication management.
• Medicaid based services are available and include counseling, PSR (psychosocial rehabilitation), psychiatric medication management, and case management.
• PHR has an Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse program in their Boise and Nampa locations. Most clients get state funding (BPA) to pay for the program. If self-pay, the initial Substance Abuse Evaluation is $150, groups are $20/hour, and individual counseling $45. Transportation is provided and paid for by state funding.

Riverside Rehab Counseling, Clinic, and Community Service
7711 W. Riverside Dr., Garden City                                                                
(208) 853-8536
• RRCCCS offers clinic and counseling services to adults, military, families, and children. Clinic services include psychiatric medication management, and PSR (psychosocial rehabilitation), case management. There are 2 psychiatric nurse practitioners and 1 nurse practitioner.
• RRCCCS accepts most private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid. Self-pay rates include $70 (per session) with licensed counselors and $15 with supervised interns (will do ProBono at times). The clinic will do “hardships” based on a client’s financial situation and reviewed by the clinical manager. If approved, counseling would be reduced to $40 (per session). Psychiatric medication management is $140 (evaluation) and $70 (follow up sessions). Hardship approval would reduce psychiatric to $100 (evaluation) and $40 (follow up sessions)
• RRCCCS is able to get new clients established within a 2 week period.
Treasure Wellness        
1020 W. Franklin St., Boise                                                                         
(208) 515-7661
• Treasure Wellness is a professional counseling and training center. Counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. No psychiatric medication management services.
• LCSS starts at $20.00 per session with a counseling intern. They accept many insurance plans. Some pro-bono counseling slots available.
• Self-pay rates range from $100-130/session.
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy currently running on Monday nights. ($20 screening, $150 for the six week group)
• Anger and Stress Management Group Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm ($20/group)
• Grief and Loss Support Group Thursdays 6-7:30 NO COST

Trina Fisher-Szeles, LCSW                                                                        
1121 E. State St. Ste. #107, Eagle
(208) 850-7958