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Childcare Needed

  • Posted on June 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Excited to offer a part-time paid childcare position funded by Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation! Thank you LMCF. If you are interested in this position, please come by the Priest River office.

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Moving Our Spirit Lake Office in August!

  • Posted on June 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

PRMAFW’s Spirit Lake office and clothing center is under construction as we approach our move the first part of August. Huge thank you to Jim Ochenkoski, and George and his crew from Alpha Omega Construction for all your dedication and hard work. No automatic alt text available.

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Our New Partners

  • Posted on June 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm

We are thrilled to be partnering with Lake City Church. They were instrumental in the printing and distribution of our Sexual Assault booklets last year. We are grateful for the leadership’s willingness to assist in the work of bringing hope and wholeness to the families of North Idaho. Thank You!

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Priest River Ministries – Spirit Lake Idaho

  • Posted on December 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm


  • Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

2017 was a year of firsts for PRMAFW. PRM-Spirit Lake office opened in Spirit Lake with Phoebe’s Place, our attached free clothing store. We partnered with Amy Privitt of Cup of Grace Ministries to set up, train, staff and open this amazing center. Women and children came for help and assistance before we officially opened our doors, showing us the desperate need for the lower Bonner County rural communities and the northern Kootenai area. Now we are reaching outlying areas with advocacy and paralegal assistance thanks to the generosity of Inland NW Community Foundation and Cedar Hills Church with outreach offices in two towns. Our main office opened respite childcare, where a single parent is able to drop off her children for up to 2 hours while she attends her appointments, goes shopping, cleans her house, uses our lab to take online classes, etc. We also extended hours to Lydia’s Place, Priest River’s free clothing store.
PRMAFW produced a faith-based booklet for victims of sexual assault focusing mainly on the devastating effects of DFSA (Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault). It was born of the brave work of a victim, the research of Melissa Ruth from the Idaho Coalition Against SA/DV, and Katie Begalke, a talented graphic artist. (She also designed our new billboard in Sagle). We stepped out in faith to print these booklets and God faithfully encouraged His people and church to send us the funds that were needed. Through the generosity of those who believe in the healing work of this booklet, we now have enough funds to produce a faith-based domestic violent booklet, due for publication next year. These are now available in hospitals, doctor offices, pregnancy centers, businesses and churches throughout North Idaho and Spokane, Wa.
PRMAFW continues to provide excellent services to those effected by violence in our communities, businesses, homes and schools. We continue to provide emergency services and shelter, long-term support, childcare, education, counseling, paralegal assistance, advocacy, transportation and court accompaniment. We are blessed by the support of our many contributors: Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Food Bank, The Rotary Club, the Chaplain Corp and many churches and individuals who believe in this mission. We could not operate without the 30+ dedicated volunteers who unselfishly give of themselves each and every day, providing compassion, care and support for families in crisis.
In this holiday time, as we reflect on this past year and look forward to the next, and as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, we are reminded of Jesus’ words to us; “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for Me.” Thank you to those who are partnering with us in this work, and to those who may be moved to do so in the year to come.
Be Blessed and Merry Merry Christmas. Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women

Spirit Lake Office

  • Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Our Spirit Lake Office is up and running and the free clothing outlet is also ready to be used!


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we have some activities planned this month in the spirit of spreading awareness.

  • On October 10th we will hold a walk of remembrance in Priest River starting at the Rivertown Mall onto the Merritt Bridge to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. There will be flowers provided to drop into the  water. Everyone is invited to participate.
  • There are “Giver Your 2 Cents Against Domestic Violence” jars in stores throughout Priest River, Sandpoint, and Spirit Lake. Drop in your change to help support our shelters.
  • PRMAFW will be at Mitchell’s in Priest River on the 17th and 19th collecting food and supplies for families in crisis. Please donate.
  • A Community That Cares The Annual Luncheon/Fashion Show/Raffle is at 12:00 on the 29th at the Priest River High School. Please bring your friends!

Priest River is the first.

  • Posted on August 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

We are upgrading and creating new signs in all 3 locations, with the hope of reaching those who need our services. Spread the wordsign


  • Posted on July 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Inland Northwest Community Foundation continues to support the relief of violence in our communities. We are humbled and proud to do this work, and we are grateful for the continued support of this Foundation. Because of a generous grant from the Equinox Grant, we have the funds to open our 3rd DV/SA office including Phoebe’s Place, a free clothing store in Spirit Lake in Sept.

Want to help your community, but don’t know where to start?

  • Posted on July 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Our free clothing stores and shelters need travel sized shampoo and conditioner as well as children’s clothes. You can donate today at our Priest River office. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 at 45 S McKinley Suite 111.