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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

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Providing safety, resilience, and empowerment to survivors and the community at large.


Founded in 1977, Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center is the largest agency in North Idaho providing resources, support, and crisis intervention for adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking.


We also work to prevent violence through education to individuals, schools, private organizations, and the community. Programs include 24-hour crisis line services, an emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, sexual assault intervention services, prevention education, bystander intervention training, as well as family advocacy and support for children affected by violence.


Our services are completely free and strictly confidential for all our clients.

Safety Planning

  • For physical safety and social/emotional well-being

  • Whether they stay in their relationship or leave


Emergency Shelter

  • For those fleeing domestic violence/sexual assault and their dependents

  • 24-hour onsite advocacy

  • Pet-friendly

Court Support

  • Help in obtaining civil protection orders

  • Referrals to legal aid or private attorneys

  • Support throughout the case process

Hospital Response

  • 24/7 hospital response for sexual assault and/or domestic violence victims

  • Support through sexual assault forensic exams

  • Support with reporting to law enforcement (if victim so chooses)

  • Help with Crime Victims' Compensation paperwork

General Advocacy

  • Assistance to meet basic needs (food, clothing, etc.)

  • Help identifying and creating options, goals, and support systems

  • Connections to other community resources

  • Mobile Advocacy - service brought TO the client offsite

  • No home visits (for your safety and ours)


  • Clinical Counseling

  • For adults and adolescents (13 and older)

  • EMDR trained to handle trauma

Supportive Services

  • Support Group

  • Life Skill Classes

  • Resources for car repair, childcare, etc.


Housing Support

  • Emergency safe housing for those in danger

  • Help accessing longer-term housing if not in imminent danger

  • Help with housing options and the voucher process

  • Help with rental applications

  • Emergency housing financial assistance


  • Child forensic interviews where there are allegations of abuse

  • Family advocacy and support for the nonoffending caregiver


  • Prevention and Outreach

  • Presentations to students on dating violence, healthy relationships, consent, and digital safety

  • Green Dot bystander intervention training for schools and the community

  • Onsite campus advocacy available at NIC or local high schools

  • Help with support groups at alternative high schools and community organizations

  • Jail presentations and advocacy response

  • Education & training for community members, agencies, and institutions

  • Outreach to private workplaces on sexual harassment prevention and response

  • Assist with workplace policies and procedures for SA & DV

Please contact us and speak with a Safe Passage advocate if you have any questions or if you have a need not covered here. We’re here to help.


We're here to take your call 24/7:

Voice: (208) 664-9303

Text: (208) 449-7228



Mon-Thu 8:30a-5p

Friday 8:30a-3p

850 N. 4th Street

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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