A Word with Paige: June 2023

On Thursday, June 15, we will celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With around 5 million older people being abused, neglected, or taken advantage of every year, it’s a growing problem worldwide. To show my support and raise awareness, I will be wearing purple on this day. I encourage you to join me in spreading the word and standing against elder abuse. Together, we can make a difference.

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: CYCLING EVENT RETURNS TO THE VILLAGE

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 […]

Denim Day

Wednesday, April 26 is Denim Day Denim Day occurs on the last Wednesday of April each year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join millions across the globe and stand in solidarity with survivors by wearing jeans for a purpose. In 1992, an 18-year-old Italian girl was raped by a 45-year-year-old driving instructor her parents hired […]

PRESS RELEASE: Idaho State Recognizes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Idaho State Recognizes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month BOISE, ID, April 3, 2023–The State of Idaho recognizes April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and remains dedicated to increasing public awareness of this crime. Any unwanted sexual contact is a sexual assault, and thousands are traumatically affected yearly. Throughout April, numerous organizations will continue partnering […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

What is it? Tuesday, March 21, 2023, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day honors the 69 peaceful protestors of apartheid who were murdered on March 21, 1960, by police in Sharpeville, South Africa. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was subsequently established in 1966 by the […]

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 […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

by Dusti, Clinical Director According to LoveisRespect.org, a national teen dating violence awareness campaign, 1 in 3 teens will experience teen dating violence before adulthood. Teen dating violence can happen in many forms, such as verbal aggression, psychological turmoil, and physical and sexual abuse toward a partner. Teens who are dating are being exposed to […]

Maggie Nichols—Athlete A is Coming to Boise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2023 Boise, Idaho—Faces of Hope Foundation welcomes Maggie Nichols to Boise on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, for a luncheon at the Boise Centre. In January 2018, elite gymnast Maggie Nichols joined gymnasts Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney to speak out about the sexual abuse she endured from USA Gymnastics team […]

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 […]

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