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.
This is a client driven program designed to provide support to meet your goals for safety and independence.
Any victim of violence is welcome to participate in advocacy services without charge. All services are confidential.
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).
* 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
* 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
* Learn violent behavior
* Suffer severe stress reactions, stomach aches and headaches
* Have difficulty socializing with peers
* Experience terror, anger and guilt
* Have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse
* If male, are more likely to become a batterer
* If female, are more likely to marry a batterer
* May run away
There is hope! FSA’s services are designed to promote resiliency, coping skills and peace!