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Build a Safe, Nonjudgmental Community in the Treasure Valley

To eliminate family violence, Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) provides help now and help later. Whether you are in the early days of ending an abusive relationship, wanting to connect with a safer community, or you fall behind on rent or utilities we are here. From your first days in an emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to the first day in a new, safe home, AAFV wants to support you. You can start by making a plan. (See our Safety Planning page for details.) From there, AAFV will connect you to resources throughout your community, county, and state.

Resources & Hotlines

Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline
Darkness to Light

Child Protection Services-Idaho
Elder Abuse
National Center for Elder Abuse
National Elder Fraud Hotline

Every day, 6:00 a.m.11:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Love is Respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
Teen Dating Abuse
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
A Call to Men
Men Stopping Violence
Differently Abled
Domestic Violence Initiative
1-303-839-5510 / 877-839-5510
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
VP: 1-202-559-5366
The Audre Lorde Project
LGBTQ+ Young Adults and Teen Mental Health Guide
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project


Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community: Causes, Impact and How to Get Help

College Student Guide
Counseling Resource
ISU Telehealth Counseling Services 
Children/Teen Resource
Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House
Help Line: 208-322-2308
Court Resource
Idaho Court Assistance Office & Self Help Center
Senior Resource
SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)
Immigration Resource
Community Council of Idaho
Idaho Resources
Al-Anon Family Groups
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Hotline: 888-373-7888
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
Hotline: 800-273-8255
Text ‘hello’ 208-398-4357
Nampa Family Justice Center
Women’s and Children’s Alliance
24-hr Hotline: 208-343-7025
24-hr Rape hotline: 208-345-7273
National Resources
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
National Sexual Assault Hotline
NAMI Helpline: National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
1-888-373-7888 │Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238 and
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011

What’s Next After Crisis Care

Once you and your family are out of immediate danger, AAFV has several programs to help you build your new life. We offer:
  • Hope Lane Learning Center based in Caldwell (daycare, preschool, and after school programs for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years)
  • Counseling (Free to families and individuals who qualify)
  • Court advocacy (Since 2018, we have attended more than 2,735 court hearings to support our community members.)
  • Support Groups for Families Who Have Experienced Abuse

We also have classes in:
  • Safety Planning
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Life Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Anger Management
  • Counseling
  • Goal Setting
  • Permanent Housing
  • Financial Literacy
  • Civil Protection Orientation
  • Domestic Violence Support
  • Child Support Groups
  • Drug & Alcohol Group
  • Sexual Abuse Group
  • Intimate Partner Group
  • Family Violence Group
To participate in classes, call 1 (208) 459-6330 ext 130
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Community Outreach Based in Caldwell, Idaho

The Outreach program at AAFV provides educational and violence prevention services to youth, families, and community professionals.
Our Youth Advocates facilitate and organize events and workshops for young people to discuss unhealthy relationships and learn tools that promote resilience, healing, and peer to peer advocacy. Youth Advocates are available to facilitate one on one services, as well as in person/online workshops in classroom settings.
Our Outreach Advocates provide in-person classes and support groups for families who have experienced abuse. Our Outreach Program provides training and resources to community professionals to promote sexual and domestic violence awareness, prevention, appropriate trauma responses, and self-advocacy skills.
Contact Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) based in Caldwell, Idaho, to get connected with your community so we can help end and prevent domestic abuse.
Help is available now in Canyon County, Ada County, and throughout Idaho.
Let us show you how to find it. Call for help: (208) 459- 4779
Contact Us

Help for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse is available now.
We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the care you need, safely and quickly.
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Located in Caldwell, Idaho
Serving Canyon County, Ada County, and Surrounding Areas

24-Hour Hotline

(208) 459- 4779

Administrative Office

(208) 459- 6330

Hope’s Door Shelter

(208) 459- 6279