LIGHT OF HOPE
There are many health implications of Interpersonal violence. Faces of Hope Foundation partners with specialized nurses from St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus to provide you with a complete forensic exam, free of charge. In our safe, warm, fully-equipped medical rooms, the specialized nurse will talk with you about your needs and provide you with information. They will also document and photograph your injuries. Additional medical care from our onsite doctor and offsite medical partners is also available for you.
Follow-Up Medical Care
Your health is important. Dr. Ashley King is a board-certified physician from St. Luke’s. She specializes in caring for those who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or elder abuse. At Faces of Hope Victim Center, Dr. King can help you by: (1) Addressing your immediate and follow-up medical needs. (2) Coordinating referrals to specialized counseling services. (3) Managing emergency prescriptions for you. Services are provided to you at no cost; (certain conditions apply).
Crisis counseling has defined goals that work towards helping you achieve safety and stability. The objective is to provide you with emotional support, along with feedback and assistance. Crisis counseling facilitates problem solving, while also coordinating access to available resources in the community. If needed, the counselor will also help you to find long-term counseling services that best meets your individual needs after our seven week period. Printable Crisis Counseling Flyer
Our empowerment class is specific to intimate partner violence. The class is held once a week, for 4 weeks. During this time, you will learn about intimate partner violence, the effects on yourself and your children, and how to develop healthy boundaries in relationships. Classes are held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday. You can jump into the classes at any point, since they are held on a cyclical basis. If you would like to attend please call 208-577-4400, to be added. We will call and remind you every Tuesday. Printable Women’s Empowerment flyer
We have two support groups, one focusing on intimate partner violence and one on sexual violence. Our sexual violence support group is held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday. Printable Sexual Assault Support Group Flyer. Our intimate partner violence support group is held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., every Wednesday. Printable Domestic Violence Support Group Flyer During these support groups, you will learn coping skills, identify triggers, and practice mindfulness and breathing exercises. The groups will be driven on client needs. If you would like to attend either group please call 208-577-4400, to be added. We will call and remind you every Tuesday.
During the self-defense class, you will learn techniques for safety, self-awareness, and self-confidence. A specially-trained instructor holds these classes twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. If you would like to attend please call 208-577-4400, to be added to the roster. We will call and remind you the Monday before, unless it is a holiday. Than the reminder call will happen on Friday. Printable Self-Defense Flyer
Victim Advocates can help you to complete a protection order form. This is a civil court order that can help to protect you by preventing offenders from contacting you. You do not need an attorney to request a Protection Order and it is free to apply. To download the forms, click the links below: Filing for Protection Order
Victim Advocates can help you to make a safety plan.
Law Enforcement Reporting
We understand that involving law enforcement and prosecutors can be a difficult and scary. We are here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be that way. We will let you know about all your rights and options, so that you can make the decisions that best meet your individual needs. If that involves law enforcement and prosecutors to begin the criminal legal process, they are ready and willing to support you.
If you have experienced interpersonal violence in Ada County (which encompasses Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and Star), you can report your situation to law enforcement officials at Faces of Hope Victim Center. You can come here as an option, instead of going to the police department.
Criminal Case Orientation
Ada County Prosecutor’s Office holds its Case Orientation and Resource Program at Faces of Hope Victim Center. This provides you with information on community resources immediately following the arrest of your offender, in order to address any needs you may have, as quickly as possible. You will also learn about the court process. This will better help you to navigate through your legal needs.
Participation in this program is voluntary. If you are unable to attend the Case Orientation and Resource program the day after the offender is arrested, you can choose to attend on a different day by contacting the Special Victim’s Unit at the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office (208-287-7700).