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  • Posted on December 11, 2020 at 10:06 am

As we enter into the Christmas season in this most trying of years, we want to acknowledge how
your care and commitment to this ministry never wavered. Your donations and support
throughout this year of uncertainty and confusion helped to keep women and their children in
warm and safe homes and shelters.
Along with you, we have never experienced need quite like 2020 presented. As our staff and
volunteers navigated the challenges of providing safe housing during a pandemic, we were
continually blessed by the amount of generosity our communities provided. From January
through June, all our shelters were full and we had numerous hotel rooms in three towns filled
with women and children escaping violent homes. You decided to cook meals, breakfast, lunch
and dinners, for these families while they were schooling, working and living in motel rooms.
Each day our communities brought donations so that these families would know that they were
not invisible. Your support along with our amazing volunteers and staff, not only provided safe
environments but provided a space where families actually thrived.
Even though we looked a bit different at times, PRMAFW was open and available all year. We
provided shelter, transition housing, counseling, paralegal assistance, advocacy, video court
accompaniment, zoom meetings, daily lunches for our Spirit Lake children in the summer,
clothes, food, and supplies. We were blessed with several COVID grants enabling us to pay for
83 client’s rent, deposits, storage fees, airline and bus tickets, hotel rooms and car repairs. In our
shelter program we sheltered 198, while providing services for more than 2400 men, women and
children in crisis.
As we look forward to 2021, we know that there will always be families struggling to make
positive choices for themselves while living through crisis and violence. We are committed to
providing compassion, education, options and relief. We know that you are committed to
helping us do that. Thank you for supporting us, having faith in our abilities, and providing the
funds we need to help families recover and find peace.


Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women

Lydia’s Place

  • Posted on September 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Lydia’s place is now allowing all school aged children. Tuesday – Thursday, 10am to 3pm 

Due to COVID-19 our free clothing store Lydia’s Place, hours are Tues- Thurs from 10am to 3pm. No children allowed at this time. One family at a time.

  • Posted on July 13, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Clothing stores Closed

  • Posted on March 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Lydia’s and Phoebe’s place will be closed temporary until April 6th!
We will be giving supplies out on an emergency basis only.

Our Volunteer Party

  • Posted on February 21, 2020 at 10:42 am

Thank you River City Tap House for hosting our annual volunteer Christmas party. We are so busy during December and January assisting our community that we celebrate our volunteers the end of January each year. Thank you Ladies! Your commitment in Spirit Lake, Priest River, and Sandpoint make this ministry successful. Interested in joining our team? Please call or come by.

Come Join In The Fun

  • Posted on October 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

Let’s End the Silence

  • Posted on October 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  It is a time when Priest River Ministries makes an extra effort to break the silence created by violence in our homes.  Please seek help if this is you.  And if you have a friend or family member, reach out, be the way to end the silence.  

Sandpoint Office Moved!

  • Posted on October 3, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women is happy to announce, we have moved our Sandpoint office to 502 N. 2nd Street.  We have rented spaces on the 1st (bottom) floor which include “Tabitha’s Closet”, a free clothing and supply room.  We are accepting clothing for children ages 18 mo to size 14/16. We are presently open Mon-Wed 12-4:00 and can take donations during that time.  We are looking for volunteers, if you are interested please give us a call.  We are open for business and continuing to assist victims of violence and their families. Questions? Please call 208-448-2800

Spirit Lake Lunch Program

  • Posted on September 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Lunch program has ended for the season. After school snacks will continue through out the school year. We love building relationships with our community.We were able to feed aprx 28 kids a day all summer long. Thank you to the volunteers from Lake City Church for delivering sandwiches each week. And to all our volunteer advocates and Phoebe ladies for your consistent service to our community. 

The start of 2019

  • Posted on July 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

The first 6 months of 2019…70 Women and Children found refuge in our shelters; Our Paralegals saw aprx 68 clients (both men and women), Our Counselors worked with aprx 20 women, 360 children played in our Childcare room and an average of 2550 people entered through our doors for assistance, clothes, food and supplies. God Bless our selfless and cheerful volunteers who work behind the scenes only to serve. The need is great, and the workers are few…Ready to volunteer?