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About Us

Faces of Hope serves men, women, and children experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, or human trafficking. Our dedicated team wraps around an individual or family and provides crisis intervention services to stabilize them, at no cost.

What can we help with?

  • Safety planning, protection orders, and legal aid
  • Crisis counseling and support groups
  • Classes and case management
  • Emergency assistance with food, gas, shelter, clothing, diapers, transportation to flee, lock changes, pepper spray, cell phones, and other basic necessities
  • Referrals to community resources, including financial literacy classes, employment assistance, job training, food stamps, food banks, crime victims’ compensation, and other public assistance programs.
     

Our Mission

We reduce victimization through a safety net of crisis services for victims of interpersonal violence.

Our History

In 2006, Ada County, guided by Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower, created the FACES Family Justice Center. The Center brought together public and private partners to provide support services to victims of interpersonal violence. In 2016, recognizing that the Center lacked the capacity to provide emergency services such as crisis counseling, emergency housing, legal support, and basic necessities, the board reorganized and established Faces of Hope. Under the leadership of Jean Fisher, an Ada County prosecutor and long-time advocate for victims, Faces of Hope operated as an independent non-profit housed in the Center.

Faces of Hope introduced a counseling program in 2018, a legal program in 2020, and case management in 2021. In 2017, Faces of Hope began funding the University of Idaho Family Justice Clinic, allowing law students to develop legal skills while providing free legal assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence. By the end of 2023, Faces of Hope faced an increased demand for services. To meet this need and provide greater access to care, Faces of Hope, in 2024, expanded to two locations – one in Boise and one in Meridian. With two locations, hope is closer to those who need it.

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