Idaho Press-Tribune: Domestic Violence Center Faces Closure Amid Grant Suspension


The other shoe may be getting ready to drop at the Valley Crisis Center in Nampa. According to reports from the Idaho Press-Tribune, the domestic violence shelter—the only such facility in Nampa—could have to close its doors by the end of next month unless it receives at least $50,000 to cover expenses.

Though in operation for 30 years, the center has been suffering financial setbacks for months and recently learned that the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance would withhold a $134,000 grant on unnamed allegations made against the shelter.

Funding shortfalls led to a staff walkout in July, after which shelter officials told the Press-Tribune that the center lacked enough personnel to keep services running and would have to transfer some women and children receiving assistance from the program to another location.