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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 or you want to connect with a safer community, 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

Children
Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org
Darkness to Light
1-866-FORLIGHT
www.d2l.org

Child Protection Services-Idaho
1-855-552-5437
healthandwelfare.idaho.gov
Elder Abuse
National Center for Elder Abuse
1-855-500-3537
www.aginginplace.org
National Elder Fraud Hotline
1-833-372-8311

Every day, 6:00 a.m.11:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Teens
Love is Respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org
Men
National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
1-720-466-3882
www.nomas.org
A Call to Men
1-917-922-6738
www.acalltomen.org
Men Stopping Violence
1-866-717-9317
www.menstoppingviolence.org
Differently Abled
Domestic Violence Initiative
1-303-839-5510 / 877-839-5510
www.dviforwomen.org
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
VP: 1-202-559-5366
Email: Hotline@deafdawn.org
www.deafdawn.org
LGBTQA+
The Audre Lorde Project
1-178-596-0342
www.alp.org
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
1-212-714-1184
www.avp.org
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1-202-393-5177
www.ngltf.org
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
1-206-568-7777
www.nwnetwork.org
Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860
www.translifeline.org
Counseling Resource
ISU Telehealth Counseling Services 
208-373-1719
meridianclinic@isu.edu
Children/Teen Resource
NetSmartz
www.netsmartzkids.org 
www.missingkids.org/netsmartz
Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House
Help Line: 208-322-2308
www.youthranch.org/hays-house
Court Resource
Idaho Court Assistance Office & Self Help Center
www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov
Senior Resource
SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)
1-800-247-4422 idahoshiba@doi.idaho.gov www.SHIBA.idaho.gov
Immigration Resource
Community Council of Idaho
208-454-1652
familiasunidas@ccimail.org
www.communitycouncilofidaho.org
Idaho Resources
Al-Anon Family Groups
al.anon.idaho@gmail.com
www.al-anon-idaho.org
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Hotline: 888-373-7888
www.idahoatc.org
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
208-384-0419
www.idvsa.org
Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
Hotline: 800-273-8255
Text ‘hello’ 208-398-4357
www.idahospc.org
Nampa Family Justice Center
208-475-5700
www.cityofnampa.us
Women’s and Children’s Alliance
24-hr Hotline: 208-343-7025
24-hr Rape hotline: 208-345-7273
www.wcaboise.org
National Resources
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
www.ndvh.org
National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
1-800-422-4453
www.childhelp.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673
www.rainn.org
NAMI Helpline: National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-6264
www.nami.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Center for Victims of Crime
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org
National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
1-888-373-7888 │Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
1-510-465-1984
www.nnirr.org
National Coalition for the Homeless
1-202-462-4822
www.nationalhomeless.org
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238
www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011
www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

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
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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