A Word with Paige: May 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of prioritizing our mental well-being A Word With Paige May 2023 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of prioritizing our mental well-being. Yet, many people still feel a stigma attached to mental health issues, particularly those who have experienced interpersonal violence (IPV), such […]


BOISE, ID, May 3, 2023–“Cycle to Break the Cycle” returns this year at The Village from May 3-6, 2023. Former radio host Steve “Kekeluv” Kicklighter and local nonprofit Faces of Hope Foundation are teaming up to raise important funds and awareness about child abuse in our community. This family-friendly event features donated CycleBar stationary bikes […]

Self-Injury Awareness Day

#SelfInjuryAwarenessDay Self-Injury Awareness Day on March 1 focuses on increasing education and support on a misunderstood problem. What is Self Harm or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)? by Janet Pace, Crisis Counselor Self-harm, or NSSI, is when a person harms their own body intending to seek temporary relief from emotional pain or overwhelmingly negative feelings. For […]

Managing Holiday Stress and Triggers

Managing Holiday Stress and Triggers by Shannon Anderson, Crisis Counselor The holidays can be a delightful time of year, filled with close friends and family, good food, and warm smiles. For trauma survivors, the holidays can be all of these things and also a bittersweet reminder of past traumas endured. We as a society like […]

A Word With Paige October 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month   Many of you may have noticed the purple ribbons around town this month because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Contrary to what many understand, domestic violence is far more than physical abuse. Abusers often use emotional, economic, and psychological actions or threats to frighten, intimidate, terrorize, […]

University of Idaho’s College of Law FJC’s Fall Interns

Welcoming Fall Family Justice Center Interns Merritt L. Dublin, JD, Family Justice Clinic Director I have been the Director and supervising attorney of the University of Idaho College of Law Family Justice (FJC) Clinic since July 2021. I have practiced law for 25 years in many different practice areas and positions, and this is by far […]

A Word with Paige: September 2022

You Can Be a Light of Hope Faces of Hope offers all our services for free to every victim who needs support. These services include emergency housing, forensic exams, food, transportation, clothing, legal support, crisis counseling. Faces experienced a 28% increase in service requests between 2020 and 2021. As of August 2022, we have surpassed […]

2022 CHAMP Camp

A Stunning Success   In late July, 15 young women ages 12-17 attended a fun-filled and educational day camp at Faces of Hope. Facilitated by St. Luke’s CARES representatives, the Boise Police Department, and Faces of Hope. The goal of this event, called CHAMP (Children Healing from Abuse with Maximum Potential) Camp is to create […]

Filling Hope’s Closet

In just one week in July, 76 unique clients walked through one door and received services at Faces of Hope – with 26 being brand new client intakes (12 in one day). The needs of each client will be different, and the number of times they walk through the door will vary. However, time and […]

Spotlight: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

In-house Collaborative Partnership Faces of Hope partners with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) Safety Assessment Team to ensure children and families have all the resources and support they need to succeed. The Safety Assessment team receives reports of child abuse and neglect in our region and meets with families to determine what […]