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Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center
mission & vision
It is our mission of Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center to provide crisis intervention, advocacy services, and resources that empowers and promotes healthy and safe lives in Shoshone County.
24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE
Emergency crisis support, assistance and referrals are available by calling the 24hr crisis line, 208.556.0500. All conversations are confidential. Collect calls accepted.
EMERGENCY TEMPORARY SHELTER
Temporary shelter is provided for battered women and dependent children who are in danger and have no other place to go.
LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Trained legal advocates provide information about accessing the legal system and assist victims obtain Temporary Protective Orders. The advocate or a volunteer also accompanies the victim to court hearings and helps the victim navigate the judicial systeem. Advocates also help eligable victims apply for the Idaho Victim's Compensation Program and pursue criminal warrants through magistrate court.
Trained victim advocates accompany you or meet you at a medical facility to support women and children through sexual assault exams and/or medical exams for injuries inflicted as a result of a major crime.
The SCCRC provides a list of local counseling centers for counseling ssevices to victims and their children.
At this time we have 1 weekly support group offered. This group is for women and provides a safe place for women to share experiences, offer encouragement, and offer support to help each other live safe, violent free lives. Dinner and daycare is provided.
Training and education to schools, churches civic organizations, and other agencies requesting information about our services.
Our staff and trained volunteers are available for confidential phone and/or in-person support sessions.
The Hecla Mining Foundation donated the computer lab for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The computer lab is available during office hours from 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Educational software programs are available as well as internet usage for such things as employment search, GED testing, and legal documents to assist victims in obtaining civil protection orders.
Locations: Call for address in
Wallace and Kellogg
HOW CAN YOU HELP A FRIEND?
Encourage them to call the 24 hr-Crisis Line
1981- The Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center was established as the local victim's resource center. At that time, concerned citizens saw the need for victim advocacy in our mining communities. They formed the "Shoshone County Women's Resource Center" and have been providing advocacy services since. The center was directed by one party, volunteers and a board of directors for most of its life.
2009- We saw the return of a woman who grew up in Shoshone County. Kellie Lavigne saw the opportunity to grow the center and she agreed to the Executive Director (ED) position. At that time, the organization’s operating budget was $8,000 which has grown to over $100,000. In the last five (5) years, the center has served over 1,100 victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
2013- The name of the organization was changed to the "Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center" which has proven more gender friendly.
2015- Additional funding afforded the opportunity to expand office locations in Shoshone County. An office was opened in Kellogg, Idaho in order to better serve the west end of the county. The office is located in the Mountain Health Clinic building creating a partnership with medical and mental health providers associated with Heritage Health.
Ms. Lavigne has formed collaborative relationships with local law enforcement, medical communities, mental health organizations, school districts, churches, business and community organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary clubs. The Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center remains a well-respected needed victim advocacy organization in Shoshone County. The nearest advocacy organization is 50 miles west which in the wintertime can prove hazardous due to road conditions.