Voices Against Violence grows to help community

Published: Jul. 11, 2016 at 5:56 PM MDT
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One local support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is more equipped than ever to help people in magic valley after some recent changes.

Voices Against Violence added a support group on Tuesday nights for victims of sexual assault and a program for children who have been around domestic violence on Wednesday nights.

They have also been able to hire new staff to accommodate those support groups and hire a case manager for people who need help working through domestic issues.

The most visible change was moving their operations to a main office building and away from their shelter.

"We moved our administrative offices away from the shelter so that the shelter can actually be a confidential safe place for families to heal without the traffic of daily appointments or people like me sitting at a computer trying to work all day while women are needing to heal from physical and emotional trauma that they have experienced," said Donna Graybill, the executive director of Voices Against Violence.

The new shelter is at 212 2nd Ave West, Suite 200. The support programs are free, but in a confidential location. If you wish to attend you can call them at 208-733-2558 or go to their offices.

They also have case management for people who need help with housing, legal advocacy and therapy among other things.