Who Are We?

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Our mission is to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence works to be a leader in the movement to end violence against women and girls, men and boys – across the life span before violence has occurred – because violence is preventable.

Our work is to create healthy relationships and compassionate communities.

Our work is to build the capacity of programs, organizations, and systems through learning communities to provide safe, compassionate, traumainformed, inclusive and accessible services to adolescents and adults and their children exposed to violence and to increase offender accountability.


What We Believe

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Inclusive and Diverse All forms of oppression – including but not limited to patriarchy, sexism, racism, ableism, classism, ageism, adultism, heterosexism, and religions oppression – create a culture which enables violence to occur. We value inclusiveness and diversity and believe that the voices and experiences of all human beings are vital in preventing violence.

Catalytic Collaboration No one organization offers all the solutions and we believe in forging new collaborations, coming together with a wide range of partners and creating new approaches.

Violence is Preventable Violence is preventable and all individuals have the right to healthy, lifeaffirming relationships demonstrated by respect, trust, safety, equality, mutuality, individuality, support, acceptance, and caring and everyone has the right to live in a thriving compassionate community without fear or the threat of violence.

Capacity Building Comprehensive, integrated and multi-disciplinary approaches that are well designed, and reflect and respond to diverse community needs and assets are essential.

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Social Change Everyone has the power to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, relationship abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. It is essential that the Idaho Coalition be a highly adaptive organization, receptive to outside signals, agile enough to change course, and flexible enough to respond to new opportunities in order to stay relevant, effective, and achieve social change.