Working to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.
Established in 1980, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence has grown to become a statewide membership network of over 80 domestic and sexual violence community-based programs, statewide governmental and non-governmental organizations, health care providers, law enforcement, victim witness units, prosecutors, and allied professionals.
We work hard to be a leader in the movement to end violence against women and girls, men and boys – across the life span before violence has occurred – because violence is preventable.
Domestic and sexual violence shatters lives, destroys families, and devastates communities throughout our state. The need to address the devastating effects of violence on families and communities has never been more urgent. This year alone, Idaho communities have tragically experienced nine domestic violence-related homicides. Living a life free of violence is a basic right for everyone; one homicide, one individual being abused is one too many.
• On an average day in Idaho, 688 adults and children seek domestic violence services from Idaho community-based domestic and sexual violence programs.
• Through the Idaho Coalition’s work in middle schools and high schools to promote healthy teen relationships as a way to end relationship abuse, the Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey has reported a decrease in the number of Idaho high school students being hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months—from 14% in 2007 to 8% in 2012.
Help us continue to create healthy relationships and compassionate communities in the state of Idaho and give today.
Your donation will help us continue our work to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.