The Advocacy Program of Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho is the first established domestic violence intervention program in the state. Established in 1974, this program has offered help and hope for thousands of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We Can Help!
* 24-Hour Crisis Intervention On Site
* 24-Hour Crisis Line (208-251-HELP)
* Emergency Shelter
* Counseling and Play Therapy
* Case Management
* Support Groups
* Community Advocacy
* Legal Aid referrals
* Advocacy with court proceedings, law enforcement, social service agencies
This is a client driven program designed to provide support to meet your goals for safety and independence.
We Invite your Participation!
Any victim of violence is welcome to participate in advocacy services without charge. All services are confidential.
We Are Here!
Please call (208) 232-0742 to inquire about our services or make an appointment. For emergencies dial 911. 24-hour crisis assistance available at (208) 251-HELP (4357).
Working in conjunction with local law enforcement, the Advocates provide immediate support and information for victims at the scene of domestic violence, and ensure that they have the opportunity to make safe choices.
Often in Domestic Violence Situations the Victim….
* Minimizes or denies the violence
* Accepts responsibility for the violence
* Hopes and believes that the batterer will change
* Suffers severe stress reactions such as stomach problems and headaches
* Is often economically dependent on the batterer
* Believes no one can help
Often in Domestic Violence Situations the Batterer….
* Has an intense need to control aspects of his/her partner’s life
* Blames others for violent behavior
* Makes excuses to justify behavior
* Redefines the focus, wants to tell others what is “really” going on
* Manipulates others
* Builds self up by putting others down
* Is pathologically jealous, presents a dual personality
* May used drugs and alcohol to cope with life stress
Often in Domestic Violence Situations the Children…
* Learn violent behavior
* Have difficulty socializing with peers
* Suffer severe stress reactions, stomach aches and headaches
* Experience terror, anger and guilt
* Have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse
* May run away
* If female, are more likely to marry a batterer
* If male, are more likely to become a batterer
There is hope! FSA’s services are designed to promote resiliency, coping skills and peace!