Your time, talent and financial contributions have enabled The Advocates to provide women and their children with free, essential services since opening in 1991, and with 29,500 nights of free, safe shelter since 1999 The need for The Advocates’ critical services continues and requires your support Please make The Advocates a top priority as you consider your charitable contributions, either in a single, upfront contribution or over successive monthly increments Give today.
by providing safety and shelter to victims and their children, stopping a bully, teaching teens about healthy dating relationships, and educating people about how to work together to stop domestic, dating and sexual violence.
Domestic and sexual violence cross every socio-economic boundary.
"I love living at The Advocates because my mom isn’t sad here.”
- 11 year old girl.
- family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers. The Advocates receives 32 requests for assistance every day from people you know.
Domestic violence is the #1 cause of homelessness for women, children and teens.
in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, including a staffed shelter, crisis intervention, safety planning, support groups, and legal assistance.
Blaine County has approximately 5,000 children under age 18. Statistically, 22% (nearly one-quarter) are likely to be living with domestic violence.
Children who grow up in a violent home learn that violence is "normal,” likely repeating the cycle in their own adult homes and in the community.
through knowledgeable and engaging elementary, middle school and high school classroom activities and discussions.
Children are likely to be physically assaulted in 86% of homes with partner violence.
"I was given tools, resources, and a safe place to get away from an abusive situation.”
through activities and events.
A bully was removed from a school bus this fall due to The Advocates’ work. Another boy on the verge of bullying others told his mother, The Advocates bullying presentation "changed” his life.
1 in 4 dating teens will be in an abusive relationship.
- 1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence.
- 70% of The Advocates’-sheltered women successfully transitioned to safe, abuse free living situations.
This fund drive makes up 20% of The Advocates’ annual income and supports more than 30 essential services, and day-to-day operating expenses.
Founded in 1991, The Advocates was voted "2009’s Best Non-Profit” by Sun Valley Guide readers.
- 88% of women who receive The Advocates’ case management, accomplish their goals.