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Our Mission

Children’s Village is a trauma responsive safe haven, restoring trust and hope for children and families who experience abuse, neglect or are in crisis.

About Us

Children’s Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Children’s Residential Care facility. We operate two large residential homes and a Counseling and Education Center and serve girls ages 0 to 17 and boys ages 0 to 12. Children are placed here by the state, through the Department of Health and Welfare, as well as by families unable to provide adequate care as a result of a severe crisis.

2021 is our 31st year of service to our community, Children’s Village is a trauma responsive safe haven, restoring trust and hope for children and families who experience abuse, neglect or are in crisis.. As a 24-hour residential facility, we are fully staffed at all times to meet the needs of all children, including those with complex behaviors rooted in trauma.

Children’s Village is also one of the few Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) in all of Idaho for youth within the foster system. A QRTP is a specific category of non-foster family home setting, for which public child welfare agencies must meet detailed assessment, case planning, documentation, judicial determinations and ongoing review and permanency hearing requirements for a child to be placed. We are federally accredited through CARF.

Children’s Village is a trauma-informed care facility that recognizes the need for specialized care of vulnerable children and utilizes Trust Based Relational Intervention as our guiding philosophy.

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Our History

In 1983, a Coeur d'Alene principal made a promise to two siblings suffering from abuse: "I will build you a home to keep you safe". Seven years later, the Children's Village opened. 

Annual Numbers

Average of 17 children in residence.

In 2018:

  • 5,087 nights of shelter
  • 12,228 meals cooked
  • 867 transports

Crisis Nursery

We are the only licensed Crisis Nursery in North Idaho capable of serving infants from their day of birth.

Therapeutic Interventions

Our therapeutic services program is holistic in nature and incorporates a continuum of care approach that is designed to impact the family system to create real, lasting change at the core level. It is collaborative in nature to empower the family, while also holding them accountable to meet program requirements and minimum standards.

It includes:

  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Parent Education
  • TBRI-Based Mentoring
  • Crisis Response
  • Hands-On Life Skills Training for the Family (Biological, Foster or Adoptive)


The Children's Village uses Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Using empowerment, connection, then correction, this method assists both caregiver and child in learning healthy ways to interact so both can play roles in the healing process.

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