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June 18, 2020

Bingham Crisis Center Sign in Blackfoot, Idaho

Since March, the Bingham Crisis Center has adjusted operations to best serve clients during the pandemic, much like other programs in Idaho and across the country. The organization has been running on a rotating schedule with shortened hours, working with three teams of 2 people every third day of the week. This is the first week that the center has been operating on normal hours due to COVID-19.

When the coronavirus first arrived, the center saw a drop in clients; survivors were stuck at home with their abusers and were most likely not able to access services. However, recently, the Bingham Crisis Center has seen an increase in services and they are slammed on most days. Specifically, there has been an increase in requests for protection orders, assistance with housing and utilities, and counseling. Survivors have the feeling of being able to finally get out of their situation.

Starting in July, the center will be operating at full capacity with full staff running at normal hours. Due to increase in needs for services, the staff is looking forward to going back to full-time.

Events in the community have come to a stop recently, but there is something that people can look forward to this summer. On August 1, 2020, the Bingham Crisis Center will be hosting the Choose Respect 5K Fun Run. This event is to create awareness about domestic violence as well as to ease back into community and outreach work. In addition to raising awareness, this is an opportunity for fundraising, so there is a small fee to participate. Participants will be able to register for the run on the day of the event.

If you would like more information on the Bingham Crisis Center or about the Choose Respect 5K Fun Run, please call the office at 208-785-1047.

Executive Director Bingham Crisis Center Scott Smith

Dr. Scott Smith DC, MS
Executive Director
Bingham Crisis Center
P: 208-785-1047
F: 208-785-7201

New Finance Director

We are excited to announce our newest staff member and Finance Director, Kristin Reed! She brings an abundance of knowledge, experience, and curiosity. Read her bio and three things to reach out to her for below. Let’s give Kristin a warm welcome!

There is always a way to use the resources and tools around us to leave this world, our world, better than how we found it. Kristin is passionate about effectively using financial management and organizational development practices to ensure that all humans have access to the support and resources that can give them the best chance to live lives they love.

Kristin Reed staff photo Kristin Reed
kristin@engagingvoices.org

Three Things to reach out to me for:

  • Budgeting and financial practices support
  • Organizational development tools
  • Tea and selfcare recommendations

Thriving Families Reminder

This is a friendly Reminder to Thriving Families sites to remit invoices as soon as possible. We’re approaching our three month sundown on the grant. Thank you!

Training & Events

Serving Non-Citizens Fearful of Accessing Public Benefits in the Time of COVID-19
June 23, 2020 | 1:30-3PM MT

Did you miss the May 18th webinar?

If you missed out on the May 18th webinar on Serving Non-Citizens Fearful of Accessing Public Benefits in the time of COVID-19, you can join us for another offering of that webinar on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. You can join by simply clicking this Zoom address:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3724584525?pwd=MEV2R1JzRFFLWmNHNlF1QWdlK3Fsdz09.

If prompted to provide a password, it is Chula.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with Zoom, please don’t hesitate to email Molly at Molly@engagingvoices.org.

These webinars are co-sponsored by Immigrant Justice Idaho and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.


Engaging Latino Men
Friday, June 26th, 2020
Online Webinar

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The Engaging Latinx Men project is a project of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence whose primary goal is to engage Latinx men and boys in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Canyon County through reconnecting to culture, shifting how men navigate masculinity, and raising awareness within community.

The Engaging Latin Men project presents a series of capacity building workshops for community members and organizations interested in ending domestic and sexual violence in the Latinx community in Canyon County.

The Engaging Latinx Men project would like to invite you to participate in our second community capacity building workshop for the grant on Friday, June 26th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM through Zoom.

Register here!


Hermano a Hermano: Engaging Latinx Men
Thursday, July 9th, 12:00PM – 1:30PM (MST) via Zoom Webinar

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The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Thriving Families team, in conjunction with the Engaging Latinx Men project, invites you to join our webinar, Hermano a Hermano: Engaging Latinx Men, facilitated by Estafanía Mondragón of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (Idaho Coalition), and presented by Dr. Nivea Casteñeda of Boise State University, and José Alfredo Hernández of A New Path.

The Engaging Latinx Men project is a project of the Idaho Coalition whose primary goal is to engage Latinx men and boys in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Canyon County through reconnecting to culture, shifting how men navigate masculinity, and raising awareness within community.

The Engaging Latin Men project presents a series of capacity building workshops for community members and organizations interested in ending domestic and sexual violence in the Latinx community in Canyon County.

In this webinar, participants will discuss the dynamics that perpetuate domestic violence in the Latinx community, explore findings from Canyon County Latinx community around domestic violence, and explore culturally-based approaches to end domestic violence in Latinx communities.

Register here!


Save the date: Ti Novitawi Kocheukaakwe Virtual Conference Honoring Missing & Murdered Indigenous People
Througout October 2020

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All people are sacred and worthy of protection, justice, and wellness. The issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People should receive adequate response and prevention measures, and Idaho is taking steps toward that end. As we acknowledge this crisis and the changes urgently needed to save lives, and respond to this reality we begin the process of removing barriers to the safety of Native communities by strengthening the ability of Indigenous nations to protect mxn, womxn, and children. During October, the Idaho Coalition will host Ti Novitawi Kocheukaakwe Virtual Conference Honoring Missing & Murdered Indigenous People. Each presentation will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

Featuring Sarah Deer, Author of “The Beginning and End of Rape” On October 6th, 11:00AM-1:00PM We will announce additional speakers from Indigenous communities across the country whose powerful voices and insight and renown in the movement to end violence against Native folks.

Registration opens August 1st on www.engagingvoices.org

Idaho Coalition Store Materials

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Visit the online store to view current Idaho Coalition materials available for order. For store questions, please contact Lacey Sinn.

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