Hope. Healing. Justice.

We provide acute care to victims of abuse and neglect in Ada County, Idaho.

FACES Foundation is one of thirteen partner organizations that collaborate to meet the immediate needs of victims at FACES of Hope Victim Center. Located in downtown Boise, our mission is to reduce victimization through a safety net of crisis services. We achieve this by providing direct emergency medical, legal, safety, and education services. We stabilize victims by meeting their immediate, acute needs. We then connect them to long-term community resources that foster life-long healing. All services are voluntary, and no one is denied based on an inability to pay.

FACES of Hope Victim Center is one of only ten centers in the U.S. that comprehensively addresses child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Together, our multi-disciplinary team includes medical providers, victim advocates, victim witness coordinators, law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, legal aid providers, and administrative personnel from thirteen community organizations. By housing specialists in one center, we collaborate to meet the emergency needs of victims in one safe, private, and supportive setting. This reduces the potential of them missing vital resources, and it stops them from needing to re-tell their story multiple times. 

As part of this multi-disciplinary team, FACES Foundation bridges the gap in victim services in Ada County. We provide acute care that is not covered by insurance, victims’ compensation, or other community resources. Why is this important? Our services help victims onto the path to healing. Unassisted, the long-term effects of victimization include anxiety, chronic pain, depression, dissociative states, drug/alcohol dependence, panic attacks, and higher suicide rates.   


Acute Care for Domestic Violence Victims

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence (intimate partner violence) is the abusive behavior, in any intimate relationship, by one person to gain or maintain power and control over the other. This could involve physical, sexual, emotional, economical, or psychological actions or threats. Such behaviors are classified as domestic violence even after one partner has ended the relationship. Examples include:

  • Physical: Inflicting or threatening to inflict physical pain or injury, or depriving of a basic need.
  • Emotional: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts.
  • Sexual: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind, or coercing to witness sexual behaviors.
  • Economic: Controling transportation, shelter, clothing, food, or money; ruining credit or forbidding employment.

Domestic violence affects individuals, regardless of age, gender, economic status, race, religion, and sexual orientation. 

One in four women (24.3%) and one in seven men (13.8%) will experience domestic violence during their lifetime.

Am I in an Abusive Relationship?

You may be experiencing abuse, if an intimate partner…

  • Strikes, kicks, shakes, bites, slaps, strangles, throws, stabs, beats, or burns you
  • Constantly critisizes or rejects you, calls you names, or withholds love or support
  • Forces you to have sex when you do not want to, or forces you into prostitition
  • Intimidates or threatens to hurt you, your family, or your pets
  • Tries to control your money and finances
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts or abuse
  • Breaks or destroys the things you care about
  • Monitors your phone and online use
  • Touches you in ways that scare or hurt you
  • Humiliates you in public
  • Controls, prevents or discourages where you go, what you do, and who you see
  • Makes you afraid to anger him or her
  • Tells you jealousy is a sign of love
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Threatens to harm him or herself when upset with you
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Threatens to declare you incompetent
  • Threatens to have you deported
  • Threatens to make false reports about you to police
Case Orientation and Resources

Domestic Violence Case Orientation and Resource Program (DV CORP) provides domestic violence victims with community resource information immediately following an arrest in order to address their needs as quickly as possible. They will also learn about the court process, which will make the journey through the criminal justice system less daunting.

Participation in this program is voluntary. If a victim is unable to attend DV CORP the day after the offender is arrested, they can choose to attend on a different day by contacting the DV Unit at the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office at 208-287-7700.

For more information, click here.

Law Enforcement Reporting

Victims that experience domestic violence in Ada County (to include Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and Star) can report their case to law enforcement at FACES.

Call 911 in an emergency.

Call 208-577-4400, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-377-6790, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-577-4433, daily from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Forensic Exams

Victims may choose to have a forensic exam after reporting an incident of domestic violence to law enforcement. Injuries will be documented, photographed, and may be used as part of the criminal case against the offender.  Additional medical referrals will also be made, when necessary.

Call 911 in an emergency.

Call 208-577-4400, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-377-6790, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-577-4433, daily from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Medical Services

Dr. Ashley King is a family physician with St. Luke’s, specializing in the care of sexual assault and domestic violence victims.
Her services at FACES include:

  • Addressing the immediate medical needs of self-identified victims.
  • Referrals to specialized counseling services related to interpersonal violence.
  • Emergency prescription management.

Call 208-577-4408 to schedule an appointment. Dr. King is available Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Services are provided at no cost to patients, although certain conditions apply.

Legal Aid

Victims may qualify for free Legal Aid to cover services such as custody and visitation filings, and protection orders.

Call 208-577-4400 for more information and eligibility requirements. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Protection Orders

A Protection Order is a civil court order that can help protect domestic violence victims by preventing offenders from contacting them. You do not need an attorney to request a Protection Order and it is free to apply.

The law allows the following people to request a Protection Order:

  • Spouses, former spouses, or persons related by blood, adoption, or marriage
  • Persons who live or have lived together
  • Persons who have had a child in common regardless of whether they ever married or lived together
  • Adults who have had or are in a dating relationship
  • Custodial or non-custodial parents, or guardians on behalf of minor children in a current/past dating relationship.

For more information, click here.

To download the forms, click the links below:

Call 208-577-4498 to schedule an appointment for assistance completing the forms.
We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Safety Planning

People that have been abused may want to develop a safety plan, whether they choose to leave or remain in the relationship.

Call 208-577-4498 to schedule a Safety Planning appointment. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Classes

Empowerment Classes provide education, resources, and support for domestic violence victims.

Classes are free, and child watch is available on site upon request.

We offer classes for women, and classes for men. Find the schedule, here.

Call 208-577-4400 to register. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Acute Care for Sexual Assault Victims

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or any act that forces a person to participate in unwanted sexual contact or attention. A person may be forced, coerced, or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity. Examples include:

  • Rape (or attempted rape): Sexual intercourse or penetration of another person by a sex organ, body part, or foreign object without consent, and with/without force or threat of injury.
  • Groping: Touching or fondling in an unwelcome sexual way.
  • Harassment: Bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or inappropriate or unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Incest: Sexual activity between family members or close relatives.
  • Voyeurism: Deriving sexual gratification from observing naked bodies or sexual acts of others.
  • Exhibitionism: Indecent exposure in public
What Should I Do, If I Am Assaulted?

Call 911 once you are in a safe place and away from the attacker.

Do not shower, clean any part of your body, or change your clothes until you have seen a medical provider or met with the police, as they may need to collect evidence. Nurses may conduct a rape kit for fibers, hairs, saliva, semen, or clothing stains.

Do not touch or change anything at the scene until you have met with the investigators.

Law Enforcement Reporting

Victims that experience sexual assault in Ada County (to include Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and Star) can report their case to law enforcement at FACES.

Call 911 in an emergency.

Call 208-577-4400, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-377-6790, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-577-4433, daily from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Forensic Exams

Victims may choose to have a forensic exam after reporting an incident of sexual assault to law enforcement. Injuries will be documented, photographed, and may be used as part of the criminal case against the offender. Additional medical referrals will also be made, when necessary.

Call 911 in an emergency.

Call 208-577-4400, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-377-6790, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 208-577-4433, daily from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Medical Services

Dr. Ashley King is a family physician with St. Luke’s, specializing in the care of sexual assault and domestic violence victims.
Her services at FACES include:

  • Addressing the immediate medical needs of self-identified victims.
  • Referrals to specialized counseling services related to interpersonal violence.
  • Emergency prescription management.

Call 208-577-4408 to schedule an appointment. Dr. King is available Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Services are provided at no cost to patients, although certain conditions apply.

Safety Planning

People that have been assaulted may want to develop a safety plan.

Call 208-577-4498 to schedule a Safety Planning appointment. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Acute Care for Child Abuse Victims

What is Child Abuse?

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment of a child. This can include:

  • Physical: Inflicting or threatening to inflict physical pain or injury, or depriving of a basic need.
  • Emotional: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts.
  • Sexual: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind, or coercing to witness sexual behaviors
  • Abandonment: Desertion by a person who has assumed responsibility or custody for care of the child.
  • Substance: Exposing the child to harm through illegal drug use, or manufacturing in front of a child.
  • Neglect: Failure to provide food, shelter, healthcare, or protection.
  • Exploitation: Illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets.
What Is CARES?

St. Luke’s Children At Risk Evaluation Services (CARES) is a neutral, child-friendly facility where children can feel safe and comfortable, and be heard. CARES provides children and their families an opportunity to understand their trauma and begin the process of healing in a warm and accepting environment.

Services are only accessible via a referral from law enforcement or the Department of Health and Welfare.

Call 208-377-6790 to report suspected child abuse/neglect to law enforcement, or 208-334-6800 to reach Health and Welfare.

CARES is a full member of the National Children’s Alliance. Learn more about CARES, here.

Medical Services

CARES provides a sensitive, caring, and comprehensive medical and forensic evaluation of a child’s injuries, thus minimizing the need for repeated exams and interviews. The medical exam is performed to ensure the health and safety of the child, reassure the child that everything is okay with his or her body, diagnose and treat medical conditions related to the abuse, and document significant physical and forensic findings.

Children are examined by skilled and compassionate pediatric medical providers, trained to identify signs and symptoms of child abuse and/or neglect. The exam is similar to those conducted by general pediatricians or other primary care physicians. The parent or legal guardian is encouraged to be present and provide support.

Psycho-Social Testing

Trained staff assess the child’s developmental level and make referrals to the appropriate resources for both child and family. Financial assistance for counseling is available.

Interviews

Children are interviewed by specially trained social workers that ask developmentally appropriate, and non-leading or non-suggestive questions about the suspected abuse. Interviews are held in a child-friendly room specially equipped for videotaping, and interviews are coordinated with investigators. This means the child does not have to repeat his or her story multiple times. The caregiver/guardian who brings the child to the appointment is not allowed to participate or observe.

Acute Care for Elder Abuse Victims

What is Elder Abuse?

An intentional or negligent act by a caregiver, or any other person, that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable elder. This includes failure by a caregiver to satisfy the elder’s basic needs or to protect the elder from harm.

  • Physical: Inflicting or threatening to inflict physical pain or injury; depriving of a basic need.
  • Emotional: Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts.
  • Sexual: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind, or coercing to witness sexual behaviors.
  • Abandonment: Desertion by a person who has assumed responsibility or custody.
  • Substance: Exposing to harm through forced illegal drug use or misuse of a legal medication.
  • Financial: Illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets.
  • Control: Controling transportation, shelter, clothing, food, or money; ruining credit or forbidding employment.
  • Legal: Threatening to declare a person incompetent, threatening deportation, or making false reports to police.
  • Self-neglect: Failure to perform essential, self-care tasks that threaten personal health or safety.
Am I Being Abused?

You may be experiencing abuse, if you have any of the following:

  • Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns.
  • Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, or unusual depression.
  • Sudden changes in financial situations.
  • Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unusual weight loss.
  • Experiences with belittling, threats, tension, and frequent arguments.
  • Power and control struggles.
Legal Services

Victims that cannot afford legal representation may qualify for Legal Aid services. Examples of legal services include protection orders, guardianship, conservatorship, eviction of abusers, and power of attorney revocation.

Contact FACES at 208-577-4400 to schedule an appointment. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FACES is located at 417 S. 6th Street, Boise, ID 83702.

Counseling

Private counselors are available to provide counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and exploitation.

Contact 208-577-4400 for more information and eligibility requirements. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Housing Assistance

Emergency housing assistance for victims of abuse is available, to include senior care facilities, hotel, and/or deposit for a new apartment, for victims who must flee their homes for safety reasons.

Contact 208-577-4400 for more information and eligibility requirements. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Basic Necessities

FACES provides emergency assistance to clients, such as transportation and prescription medication, over the counter necessities, and eye glasses.

Contact 208-577-4400 for more information and eligibility requirements. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

People Served in 2015

Last year, FACES multi-disciplinary team served 1,594 victims of abuse and neglect.

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Child Abuse

Elder Abuse

Stalking

Health and Welfare

Witness

Co-Located and Collaborative Community Partners

Ada County Prosecutor's Office

Ada County Sheriff's Department

St Luke's Health System

Women's and Children's Alliance

Boise City Attorney's Office

Boise City Police Department

Saint Alphonsus Health System

Idaho Legal Aid Services

Department of Health and Welfare

Meridian Police Department

Community Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners

Crime Victims' Compensation

Central District Health Department

Garden City Police Department

Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults

FACES Foundation Team

Faye White, Director

Faces of Hope Foundation

Tommy Ahlquist, MD

Gardner Company

Bea Black

Women's and Children's Alliance

Jeff Bower, JD

Givens Pursley

Corey Cook

Boise State University

Carolyn Holly

Saint Alpohonsus Health System

Molly Lenty

Wells Fargo

Kathy Moore

St. Luke's Health System

Dee Mooney

Micron Foundation

Amanda Watson

RedSky PR

Jill Watterson

Stoltz Group

Jan Bennetts

Ada County Prosecutor's Office

Jean Fisher

Ada County Prosecutor's Office, and Faces of Hope Victim Center

10th Anniversary Gala and Auction

Help us to raise funds for victim services, while celebrating FACES 10th anniversary!
Together, we are the ultimate safety net for victims of abuse and neglect

$25,000 Sponsor
  • Speaking opportunity during the event
  • Recognition at the event (corporate banner and signage)
  • Corporate logo on live auction bid paddles 
  • Opportunity to “welcome” guests at the event
  • Opportunity to volunteer at the event
  • Recognition on radio and television PSAs
  • Opportunity to feature a live auction item
  • Opportunity to raise a paddle during live auction
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition in podium announcements
  • Recognition on all communications
  • Recognition on Foundation website with a link
  • Tickets to event
$10,000
  • Opportunity to “welcome” guests at the event
  • Opportunity to volunteer at the event
  • Recognition on radio and television PSAs
  • Opportunity to feature a live auction item
  • Opportunity to raise a paddle during live auction
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition in podium announcements
  • Recognition on all communications
  • Recognition on Foundation website with a link
  • Tickets to event
$5,000
  • Recognition on radio and television PSAs
  • Opportunity to feature a live auction item
  • Opportunity to raise a paddle during live auction
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition in podium announcements
  • Recognition on all communications
  • Recognition on Foundation website with a link
  • Tickets to event
$2,500
  • Opportunity to raise a paddle during live auction
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Recognition in podium announcements
  • Recognition on all communications (email, media, press releases)
  • Recognition on Foundation website with a link
  • Tickets to event

Join The Celebration

Experience good food, drinks, and music; learn more about FACES and how our multi-disciplinary team operates;
meet our new board of directors; and see our new brand unveiling!

Please enter the applicable amount into PayPal, using a credit card or PayPal account, when prompted:

1 ticket — $75
2 tickets — $150
3 tickets — $225
4 tickets — $300
5 tickets — $375
6 tickets — $450
7 ticket — $525
8 tickest — $600
9 tickets — $675
10 tickets — $750