Domestic Abuse and the Holidays: What you need to know

A Word with Paige: November 2022 Domestic Abuse and the Holidays: What you need to know Years ago, a woman came to Faces of Hope two days before Christmas. She had a black eye, swollen jaw, and many bruises covering her arms.  She had come to Faces for support but made it clear that she […]

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 […]


Faces expands programming to accommodate heightened community demand. 1Boise, ID, September 21, 2022– The Faces of Hope Victim Center continues to see unprecedented growth in the number of victims experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, neglect and stalking in Ada County.  So far this year, Faces of Hope has assisted 361 victims with legal support, including […]

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 […]

University of Idaho Family Justice Clinic

Spotlight on the Family Justice Clinic Faces of Hope partners with the University of Idaho College of Law to provide free legal assistance to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking. Known as the Family Justice Clinic, this program allows legal students to develop their skills and gain real-world experience […]