Independent Living


Youth Programs


Employment Services

What We Do

The mission of Tesh is to provide choices and opportunities to children and adults with disabilities. Tesh has been connecting with and walking the life journey with families in Kootenai County and the surrounding areas since 1976.

We offer development services, pre-employment, employment, independent living, and life skill services to individuals with disabilities of all ages who are seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in their community. We help people live, work and play more independently in their communities and pride ourselves on developing programs based on individual needs, desires, and input from those we serve.

Tesh in redefining, rethinking, and refreshing the cultural view of individuals living with disabilities. We strive to develop their unique strengths, talents, and abilities. While highlighting their capabilities, talent, and value. Join us and change biases and promote inclusion and acceptance.

Looking for a new challenge? Do you have a desire to make a difference?

Tesh could be the perfect place for you! We are a nationally accredited private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing child development, independent living, and employment choices and training to people of all ages with disabilities seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in our community.
Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Tesh is “family.” Our team members all share a positive attitude, teamwork, problem-solving abilities, and patience. Our culture is one of dedication to the clients that we serve and to the people we work with.

Thank you!

Your support — whether given in time, talent, or treasure — empowers youth and adults with disabilities and provides life-changing experiences and access to opportunities. Your belief in our work means we can expand our proven programs and services. It helps us reach our goals of assisting others and is used to upgrade equipment, maintain or improve our facility, increase staff training, and enhance the quality of life for our clients. Your support provides more options and more opportunities to individuals, empowering them to live healthier, happier and more productive lives.

So whether you’ve given a gift, joined us for our 5K Fun Run, volunteered, or attended an event in support of Tesh, we are ever grateful for your role in our community.

Tesh gets fresh new look — NIC graphic design student CREATES NEW logo

Big news! Today, after ten years, Tesh is releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo and brighter colors. 

Duke Richardson, a North Idaho College student designed the new logo. NIC Graphic Design Instructor Philippe Valle offered pro bono design and brand identity assistance to Tesh, as part of a service to local non-profit organizations. The partnership allows the students real-world experience while learning more about a local agency in our community.

Good graphic design is an expensive necessity that nonprofits can't always afford. Richardson will provide Tesh with a brand identity including the new logo, recommended typography, branded elements, web graphics, and video production.

The collaboration is exciting as Tesh embarks on a new year!


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