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Get Help to Eliminate Domestic Abuse: Serving Caldwell, Nampa, Boise, and Meridian

Domestic abuse can affect anyone. Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) is an organization designed to give as much help as possible to individuals and families looking for safe ways to end abusive situations.
Since 2018, AAFV has provided direct service in more than 61, 227 cases. This includes answering nearly 2,000 crisis hotline calls, helping with emergency shelter and affordable housing for 365 residents, and acting as court advocates by attending 2,735 hearings.
AAFV can connect you to emergency shelter for adults, teens, and children. We can help find housing for all genders. Hope’s Door provides shelter for women and children, and we have separate options for men.


We offer solutions in the following areas:

We can help you spot signs of domestic abuse in your relationships. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are all forms of violence and Advocates Against Family Violence is dedicated to eliminating them all.

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We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer calls through our hotline for crisis care and assistance.

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We connect individuals and families to emergency shelter through Hope’s Door, Hope Lane Learning Center (safe daycare and after-school programs) and also other affordable, safe housing options.

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We offer free counseling to those who qualify. Individual and/or family counseling can be key in building your violence-free life.
We help our clients navigate the detailed court system by reviewing legal options, providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment to discuss legal concerns, and attending hearings as court advocates.

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We know that leaving an abusive situation is difficult. We also understand it can be dangerous. Having a safety plan for remaining safe in your relationship, preparing to leave, and staying secure after leaving can help. Let us help you plan.

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We conduct outreach programs throughout the community to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence. We also work with other organizations throughout the Treasure Valley to find exactly what each case needs to be resolved as quickly and securely as possible.

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Contact Us

Help for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse is available now.
We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the care you need, safely and quickly.
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Located in Caldwell, Idaho
Serving Canyon County, Ada County, and Surrounding Areas

24-Hour Hotline

Administrative Office

Hope’s Door Shelter