Emergency Shelter and Housing Options

Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) works with resources throughout Caldwell, Nampa, Boise, Meridian, and surrounding areas to connect victims of domestic abuse and others who qualify with affordable housing and emergency shelters for individuals and families.
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Transitional Housing For Domestic Violence Victims in Caldwell
Transitional Housing For Domestic Violence Victims in Caldwell

Hope’s Door - Domestic Violence Shelter

Hope’s Door was opened in 2004 as a sanctuary for victims of domestic violence to seek refuge before more lives might be taken.
Hope’s Door is the only domestic violence shelter for women and children in Canyon County. We provide protection not only for victims of Canyon County, but to the entire state of Idaho and across the country.
Hope’s Door Shelter has 28 private bedrooms where women and their children have the security and safety needed to begin moving forward with a violence-free future.
When staying at Hope’s Door, survivors can take part in many different educational courses that focus on healthy relationships and life skills. Our goal is to empower individuals to set the course for eliminating violence in their lives and throughout our community.


While Hope’s Door is available for 120 days of emergency housing for women and children, AAFV offers other housing programs through Hope Plaza Apartments and our NSP Housing program. AAFV is establishing Hope Plaza III, tentatively to open early 2022. This will provide housing opportunities for those transitioning from emergency assistance to more permanent homes.

Download the NSP Application Package 

Hope Plaza Apartments is a 78-unit family housing community located in Caldwell, Idaho. These apartments have:
  • 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom options
  • A full complement of appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher and washer/dryer hookups)
  • A private patio/deck with exterior storage. 
  • On-site management through Weststates Property Management, you can reach them at 208-455-0333. or visit their website: www.weststatesproperty.com

Rents are based on income and vary accordingly. HOPE Plaza accepts residents with SICHA/Section 8 Vouchers or other rental assistance. HOPE Plaza Apartments also has a large community center which houses a children’s learning center and has many amenities for resident use including meeting rooms, computer facilities, an exercise facility with equipment, common laundry, and on-site office for the property manager. 
This location has a variety of site amenities including walking areas with benches, a picnic area and children’s play area. HOPE Plaza Apartments also offers security cameras for enhanced resident security.

NSP Housing Features:

  • 2, 3- & 4 Bedroom Homes
  • Washer/Dryer Hookups
  • Single/Double Car Garages
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating and Air
  • Internet, Cable Ready
  • 24/7 Emergency Maintenance 
  • Quiet Neighborhoods close to area schools
  • Easy Access to Freeways
  • All Home are non-smoking, no pets
Households must qualify based on HUD income limits.
Household members over the age of 18 are required to pass a criminal background check.
Residency in the past 3 years must be verifiable.
To get pre-qualified or to pick up an application, please call us direct at 208-459-6330 ext 122.
AAFV Safe housing in Kuna Idaho
AAFV Safe housing in Kuna Idaho

Safe and Sober Living

AAFV offers a safe and sober living program. Abuse victims can get help with sober living benefits while also seeking shelter away from domestic abuse. In addition to helping individuals and families establish safe places to live, Advocates Against Family Violence also provides necessary access to food and clothing for needing to separate themselves from dangerous environments.

Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) wants to eliminate domestic abuse. Let us provide you with resources for a safe place to live and connect you with programs that can empower you to start fresh. If you are in Caldwell, Nampa, Boise, Meridian, Kuna, or surrounding areas, reach out today. 
Help is available now in Canyon County, Ada County, and throughout Idaho.
Let us show you how to find it. Call for help: (208) 459- 4779
Contact Us

Help for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse is available now.
We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the care you need, safely and quickly.
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Located in Caldwell, Idaho
Serving Canyon County, Ada County, and Surrounding Areas

24-Hour Hotline

(208) 459- 4779

Administrative Office

(208) 459- 6330

Hope’s Door Shelter

(208) 459- 6279