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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. Such medical care is available to you, after you choose to report an incident to law enforcement. (There are specialized procedures for those people who want their forensic examinations to remain anonymous.)
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, which may be used as part of the criminal case against the offender. Additional medical referrals to our onsite physician and offsite medical partners will also be made for you, when necessary.
Note: Sometimes abuse does not leave visible marks or injuries, yet invisible or internal injuries can be just as harmful to your health. It is best to always get checked out by a specialized medical professional, who can support your medical needs.
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:
- Addressing your immediate and follow-up medical needs.
- Coordinating referrals to specialized counseling services.
- 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.
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 free, and child watch is available on site upon request.
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.
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.
- Our intimate partner violence support group is held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., every Wednesday.
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.
Childwatch is available onsite, upon request.
During the self-defense class, you will learn techniques for safety, self-awareness, and self-confidence. A specially-trained instructor holds these classes once a month, on the second 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.
Childwatch is available onsite, upon request.
Trained Advocates collaborate with you to customize a safety plan, specific to your physical, psychological, and emotional needs. Once finished you will be given a certificate of completion. Call 208-577-4400 to schedule an appointment or walk-ins welcome.
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:
Civil Legal Aid
Idaho Legal Aid Services provides a protection order clinic at Faces of Hope Victim Cener, twice a week. They can help you to complete the paperwork needed to file for a Protection Order.
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).
Law Enforcement Reporting
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.
417 S 6th Street, Boise, ID 83702
We are located on the corner of 6th and Myrtle.