Our Services

OUR

SERVICES

At Priest River Ministries, women who seek help have situations that vary vastly. We often help with something as simple as baby formula or provide the learning lab for a court case, but we also see women in crisis, needing a safe place, who need to start over from the bottom up.  Sometimes women need more than a quick overnight stay in a shelter; they need to work on putting their entire lives back together, and we can help with that.

 
persnickety-prints-bDDwMZ8k-ZA-unsplash.
pexels-dennis-magati-862848.jpg

SURVIVOR SERVICES

& ADVOCACY

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Safe, private and secure apartments available 24/7.

LONG TERM HOUSING

Available for those who need time to get on their feet.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATES

We have trained Advocates that can provide guidance, emotional support, legal assistance and connect victims with resources.

PET SHELTER

On site pet kennels available, we have also teamed up with a local kennel if additional space is needed.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

We provide a variety of resources to define, educate and understand domestic violence and sexual assault.

VERIZON HOPELINES

Secure and safe cell phones are available for those in crisis.

COURT ACCOMPANIMENT

Court certified advocates available for support throughout the court process.

 

24/7 CRISIS LINE

The Crisis helpline is staffed 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone experiencing domestic violence is welcome to call our crisis helpline at any time.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Weekly support groups available for:

: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Childhood Abuse.

COUNSELING

We provide free counseling, 30 and 60 minute sessions, to those in a program with PRM.

EMERGENCY & EXTENDED STAY SHELTERS

On any given day, approximately 175 victims of domestic violence/sexual assault seek refuge in a shelter somewhere in Idaho. Here in Priest River, we are able to provide both emergency shelter and extended stay shelter. Through these shelters we can help families at a time of crisis live in safety, while we help them make a plan, provide support and assist them on their journey to wholeness.

 

Shelter Facts

  • On average, 198 women and children received safe shelter provided by Priest River Ministries.

  • Our shelters provide everything one needs while in crisis, from basic necessities like personal care items to food and clothing.

  • Advocates are available to make a safety plan and provide support.

What to expect

  • A safe and secure location

  • Basic necessities and food provided

  • Emergency clothing and personal care items provided

  • Computer station with internet

  • Secure phones

  • Advocacy

jordan-rowland-lfEX-fEN3zY-unsplash.jpg
persnickety-prints-bDDwMZ8k-ZA-unsplash.
pexels-dennis-magati-862848.jpg

SURVIVOR SERVICES

& ADVOCACY

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Safe, private and secure apartments available 24/7.

LONG TERM HOUSING

Available for those who need time to get on their feet.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATES

We have educated Advocates that can provide guidance, emotional support, legal assistance and connect victims with resources.

PET SHELTER

On site pet kennels available, we have also teamed up with a local kennel if additional space is needed.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

We provide a variety of resources to define, educate and understand domestic violence and sexual assault.

VERIZON HOPELINES

Secure and safe cell phones are available for those in crisis.

COURT ACCOMPANIMENT

Court certified advocates available for support throughout the court process.

 

24/7 CRISIS LINE

The Crisis helpline is staffed 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone experiencing domestic violence is welcome to call our crisis helpline at any time.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Weekly support groups available for:

: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Childhood Abuse.

COUNSELING 

We provide free counseling, 30 and 60 minute sessions, to those in a program with PRM.

 
 

RESOURCES &
SUPPORT SERVICES

 
IMG_5293.JPG

CLOTHING & SUPPLY

CENTERS

Priest River Ministries has been supplying clothing & supplies to families in crisis in the local community since 2004. All three PRM locations offer free, donation-based clothing & supply centers that service women and children from the local community who are in crisis.

     PRIEST RIVER: Lydia’s Place, Tuesday – Thursday, 10-3

     SPIRIT LAKE: Phoebe’s Place, Monday-Friday, 10-4

     SANDPOINT: Tabatha’s Closet, Monday – Thursday, 12-4

IMG_5293.JPG
 

LEARNING LAB &

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Our Learning Lab provides computers, internet and a printer for clients use.  We can also assist in tutoring and/or GED/ABE preparation.

 

Employment assistance is also available for things such as job searching, resume preparation, interview prep etc.

Legal Research and Writing
 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Priest River Ministries can provide paralegal assistance for simple court and legal options, as well as assistance in filing court documents. The following list are common things that we are able to assist with:

  • Basic Court Information

  • Court Advocacy

  • Protection Orders

  • Parenting Plans

  • Child Support

  • Social Security

  • Birth Certificates

 

Court Advocates are also available and are able to provide encouragement and assistance throughout the court process

Office Meeting

CHILDCARE

We offer free childcare during Learning Lab hours & during any classes, counseling appointments & support classes.

 

RESPITE CHILDCARE: We offer a 2 hour weekly childcare option, free to those in the community.

IMG_5294.JPG
 
We hope to provide services that relieve stress for those in need in the local community. We know that if we can reduce stress, we can inadvertently reduce violence.
 
 
 

TRANSPORTATION

ASSISTANCE

Transportation services are available for those in a program at Priest River Ministries.

White Van

MARTHA'S PLACE

What began as serving snacks to elementary school children walking home after school several years ago, moved into filling a need in the local community to provide sandwiches, snacks and water in the summer.  PRM feeds an average of 48 children per day during the summer school break. 

Known locally as “The Snack Shack,” it was named after Jesus’ friend Martha, and it began with a grant from the Avista Foundation.  Lake City Church donated the remaining funds and the food needed in order to officially open Martha’s Place.  Although Martha’s Place was built and designed for Spirit Lake children, everyone is welcome to stop by to grab a lunch or a cold bottle of water, sit and visit, or take it on the way to the park or lake.

118774807_3908258835858123_3005386758351

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

& INVOLVEMENT

Annual seminars to train church leaders and community advocates how to respond most effectively to help women in need, especially those in violent relationships.

Education on all aspects of domestic violence and sexual assault, human trafficking, and personal accountability.

Newspaper articles and newsletters to raise awareness in our rural community.

Direct involvement with local businesses and churches to meet families’ immediate physical needs.

22550542_1912440742106619_16173716009751

24/7 access to resources & support.