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.
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:
*This section on personalized safety planning tips adapted from the Domestic Violence Resource Center's Safety Planning Site.*
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday January 10th @ 6 pm
ECDVC Volunteer Meeting
Office Phone: (208) 590-0379
Crisis Hotline: (208) 587-3300
Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Phone Coordinator: email@example.com
Outreach Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECDVC Secretary: email@example.com
Resource Center Location:
540 North 2nd East
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647
Official Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1136
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647