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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.

Our Vision

Compassionate Communities where every child is safe, secure, and nutured in a stable and loving family.

About Us

Children’s Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Children’s Residential Care facility. We operate two 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.

Established in 1984, 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

In 2022:

  • 2,300 bed nights provided between January and October of 2022
  • Average age:
    • Private families in need of crisis respite and shelter: Age 10
    • Department of Health and Welfare Qualified Residential Treatment Program Youth:  Age 14 
  • Ages currently served: 0-17 female, 0-13 male

Our Future

For 33 years we have been fighting for the children and families in our community. In 2023, 2024 and 2025, we have big hopes and dreams, and we hope you will join us. 

Check out our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan HERE. 

Crisis Nursery

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

Our Services

  • Crisis Respite: 24 to 72 hour crisis assistance
  • Emergency Shelter: Private community families in need of short-term (0-12 months) support
  • Residential Therapy: One of seven Qualified Residental Treatment Programs in Idaho; the only of 7 able to take children at the age of 5

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