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SAFETY EXIT

24/7 Crisis Intervention Hotline

A crisis intervention and referral phone line for domestic violence. In the midst of a crisis the hotline can get you the resources you need to safely flee. If you do not have a safe place to go our operators can help you find an emergency shelter and help get you there.

Personalized safety planning

An important part of our work is centered around helping clients develop a safety plan personalized to his/her situation. A survivor's safety is most at risk when trying to flee an abuser so it is especially important to prepare a safety plan in advance. Listed below are a few essential tips to keeping you and your family safe:

  • If an argument is unavoidable, stay in an area where you have access to an exit.
  • Practice getting out of your home safely.
  • Keep a packed bag at a trusted relative's or friend's home.
  • Be sure to keep your safety plan hidden and up-to-date.
  • Tell trustworthy neighbors about the violence. Ask them to call the police if they hear or see any disturbance.
  • Devise a code word or signal to use with your children, family, friends, and trustworthy neighbors when you need the police.
  • Plan where you will go if you have to leave.

 

*This section on personalized safety planning tips adapted from the Domestic Violence Resource Center's Safety Planning Site.*

Short-term Crisis Counseling

We offer short-term individual crisis counseling sessions that can guide you to a safer and more informed lifestyle. Our licensed counselors will confidentially and respectfully work with you to explore your struggles.

Weekly Support Group Meetings

Share, Help and Resources for Encouragement (S.H.A.R.E.) holds a free support group led by licensed counselors for any adult in the community who is needing encouragement when life gets difficult. The support group meetings are held Thursday evenings (except holidays) at 6pm-7:30pm at the Jones Center located at 950 N 7th E (across from parking lot of Nazarene Church).

Emergency Shelter Assistance

While Mountain Home does not currently have a shelter, the ECDVC has partnered with shelters in the surrounding communities to offer a safe haven for those wishing to flee an abusive relationship.

Legal Assistance Referrals

Idaho Legal Aid Services has a Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line. Victims of domestic violence, or those calling on their behalf, are encouraged to contact the advice line toll-free at 1-877-500-2980 with their legal questions, including questions about protection orders, divorce, custody, community property and debt and child support. The advice line is open from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. MST.

Directory of Safe Havens for Animals Program

Many domestic violence victims are reluctant to leave home if it means leaving a pet with their abuser.  The Elmore County Domestic Violence Council has partnered with the regional chapter of the Humane Society of the United States to provide a safe haven and temporary care for your pet while you are transitioning.  If you are interested in becoming a Safe Haven provider, please contact our Office.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday January 10th @ 6 pm

ECDVC Volunteer Meeting

Resource Center

Office Phone: (208) 590-0379
Crisis Hotline: (208) 587-3300

 

Email Us:

Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@ecdvc.org

Crisis Phone Coordinator: crisisline@ecdvc.org

Outreach Program Coordinator: outreach@ecdvc.org

ECDVC Secretary: secretary@ecdvc.org

 

Resource Center Location:
Stardust Plaza

540 North 2nd East
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

Walk-in hours:

   Tuesday       10:00am-3:00pm

   Wednesday   10:00am-3:00pm

   Thursday        5:00pm-8:00pm

 

Official Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1136
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

 

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