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

*Please contact our crisis line at 208-587-3300 to sign up for classes. 

*Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault support group meets every other week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm.


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

The Evans Harmony House is a secured 6-bedroom facility to keep women and children safe from their batterers while giving them the time necessary to heal from the trauma of abuse. Elmore County can now offer families a better chance of having healthy, violence free lives.

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 Idaho Legal Aid line directory at 208-746-7541 with their legal questions, including questions about protection orders, divorce, custody, community property and debt and child support. 

Safe Havens for Animals

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 Animal Welfare League of Elmore County, Inc. to provide a safe haven and temporary care for your pet while you are transitioning.  For more information, please call 208-921-5532 or go to

Upcoming Events

ECDVC Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month

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


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


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