About Us

Bonner County Homeless Task Force was founded in 1991 and opened our first shelter in Sandpoint, Idaho in 1994. 

We provide transitional housing and program management services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in Bonner County, located in Idaho’s northern panhandle. Our goal is to help individuals and families who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless, or who lack adequate housing reach self-sufficiency and independent living in a safe and supportive environment.

Bonner Homeless Transitions is staffed by two Program Managers, a Facilities Specialist and a book keeper. It’s activities are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of community members.

Bonner Homeless Transitions is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which is funded by grants and your tax deductible gifts.
Members of Bonner Homeless Transitions
Members of Bonner Homeless Transitions
Mary Jo Ambrosiani, board president and John Rogers

Mission Statement

The mission of Bonner Homeless Transitions is to help homeless families and victims of domestic violence develop self sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.

Core Values

Inherent with the values of Bonner Homeless Transitions is the understanding that clients, staff, volunteers and donors must be treated with fairness and honesty and that the programs are administered with consistent high standards of ethical and moral conduct. All staff and volunteers are asked to sign a Values Statement.


To fulfill this mission, it is expected that staff members and volunteers make a positive difference in the lives of others. Members of the staff and volunteers uphold the values of the organization and perform the work consistent with the policies and procedures of the organization.


Bonner Homeless Transitions is an environment where each person is treated with dignity and respect, while being given the opportunity to grow, achieve and attain his or her full potential. It is understood that clients come to Bonner Homeless Transitions in crisis and/or with a history of neglect and abuse. Our clients need our attention and understanding of their special individual needs.


Bonner Homeless Transitions is accountable for the wise, prudent and effective use of all funds contributed by grants as well as those received from the community and various benefactors who, by contributing, have made a commitment to a better future for our clients. It is our intention to do so in a completely transparent way for the benefit of our clients, community, stakeholders and benefactors.

Supportive Housing Handbook and Application

If you are interested in finding out more about our program, please read our Supportive Housing Handbook

After reading the handbook and you feel comfortable with our program requirements and are in need of housing, please print, complete, then fax our Supportive Housing Application and Client Privacy Notice & Release Of Information Authorization to Tamie at 208-265-6485.


As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Bonner Homeless Transitions funding is secured through a variety of sources including grants supplied by various governmental agencies, corporations, private foundations and community gifts. We have recently started a retired cell phone recycling program with Phones 4 Charity.

Phones 4 Charity

Cell Phone Recycling in Sandpoint
Recycle Cell Phones for Charity at these following locations: 
Mountain Communications, Inc
518 Larch Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864-1572
(208) 263-8226
476999 U.S. 95
Ponderay, ID 83852-9738
(208) 265-8332
AT&T Authorized Retailer
509 North 5th Avenue
Sandpoint, ID 83864-5186
(208) 263-6699
The Wireless Works
477181 Highway 95, Suite B
Ponderay, ID 83852
(208) 263-4267