If you suspect you are a victim of domestic violence, take the quiz:
Does Your Partner…
- Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
- Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
- Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
- Stop you from seeing or talking to friends and family?
- Prevent you from getting or keeping a job?
- Take your money, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
- Make all the decisions?
- Tell you you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
- Act like the abuse is no big deal, tells you it’s your fault, or deny it happened?
- Destroy your property?
- Threaten to hurt or kill your pets?
- Intimidate you with guns, knives, or other weapons?
- Shove you, slap you, or hit you?
- Force you to drop criminal charges?
- Threaten to hurt or kill your children?
- Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
- Threaten to kill you?
If you checked even one, you may be in an abusive relationship. Call either of these free, confidential hotlines.
Idaho 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 669-3176
National 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233 / (800) 799-SAFE
Need to file protection orders to ensure your safety?
Do you worry about the effect of domestic violence on children?
If you are a victim of violent crime, and you believe that you may be entitled to help with medical bills or other expenses. Find out about Victims’ Rights.
Contact a program near you for assistance.
Idaho 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline
National 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline
|2-1-1 Idaho CareLine||Dial 2-1-1 or
|Idaho Child Abuse and Child Protection||800-552-KIDS (5437)|
|Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline||800-564-2120|
|Covenant House Nine Line||800 999-9999|
|Elder Abuse Hotline||800-252-8966|
|Family Violence Prevention Center||800 313-1310|
|Gay and Lesbian National Hotline||888-843-4564|
|Girls & Boys Town National Hotline (Crisis and Suicide)||800 448-3000|
|National Sexual Assault Hotline||800 656-4673|
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline||800-273-8255|
|National Child Abuse Hotline||800 422-4453
(800 4 A CHILD)
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children||800-843-5678|
|National Runaway Safeline||800-RUNAWAY or 800-786-2929|
|Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)||800-656-HOPE (4673)|
|Veterans Crisis Line||800-273-8255|
|Victim Information and Referral Line: NOVA||800 879-6682|
|Youth Crisis Hotline||800-448-1833|
There is Help!
If you are a victim of rape: The law requires the referring law enforcement agency to pay hospital costs of evidence collection for rape victims.
If you are a victim of domestic violence: If there is a threat of further violence by a family or household member you may file for a civil protection order at your county courthouse. They are issued on an emergency basis. There is no charge for this service.
If you are a victim of a violent crime possible payment of medical bills, lost wages, counseling, funeral bills and more is available through Idaho’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program: (1-800-950-2110). For further information on victim compensation, please refer to title 19, chapter 53, Idaho Code and title 72, chapter 10, Idaho Code.
If you need child support call your local Department of Health and Welfare and ask for the child support enforcement office. You may be able to receive financial help (Idaho Code 32-706). Click here to go to Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child support services main webpage.
General Domestic Violence Information
Shelters provide food, shelter, clothing and referral service in a supportive atmosphere. Safe homes provide similar services with a volunteer family in the community. In some areas of Idaho, motels provide emergency housing and those with longer shelter needs are referred to nearby shelters.
Emergency medical help is available from your local doctor, hospital or clinic. Call your local domestic violence program for phone numbers of nearby medical service providers.