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What is domestic abuse? Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or family member.  Abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.  Domestic violence can happen between couples who are married, live together or date.  Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and all education levels.

211- Idaho Care Hotline Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States

Call 988


Advocates Against Family Violence - Services and shelter for victims of abuse

208-614-7671 Crisis Text Line

208-459-4779 24 Crisis Hotline​

CATCH - Help for Homeless

Our Path Home Connect in Ada County

503 S. Americana Blvd. Boise, ID 83702 
Monday-Friday COVID hours: M-F 10:00 am-3 pm
Phone: 208-336-4663

Region III Access Point in Canyon County

1007 S. Elder St. Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-495-5688 

City Light for Women and Children - Shelter and resources



FACES of Hope - Resource for victims, free counseling services 

National Family Justice Center Alliance-has links to all existing and developing FJC’s across the United States and Internationally:
Nampa Family Justice Center:


Idaho Advocates Against Family Violence:


Idaho Backcountry Veterans


Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:


Interfaith Sanctuary - Emergency shelter


Jesse Tree - Help to prevent homelessness, security deposit, rental assistance


​River of Life for Men - Shelter and resources

(208) 389-9840

Start Strong Idaho-Prevention of teen dating violence and Healthy Relationship Education and Information from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:

The Boise HiveSurvivors of Suicide group Tuesday Eve

208- 344-4994

Free Counseling Services

The Closet - provides free clothing for children under 18


WCA - Shelter and services for victims of abuse

208.343.7025 - 24 hr domestic abuse hotline

Available in Idaho


Available across the USA

The National Network to End Domestic Violence-great organization with tons of resources and information!
The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233(SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Call, text or chat Love Is Respect—the U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453, text “loveis” to 77054 or live chat at
The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673(HOPE), which automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program based on the area code of your phone number. Secure, online private chat is available at

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