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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.


Lies Overcome by the Love of Christ

  • Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm

This is our published booklet. Its purpose is to help victims of sexual assault, especially those who have been drugged and have no memory of their assailant. Please help us get these booklets out to survivors. Since all materials are free, we are asking for funding. Please consider tithing to this project or asking your church.We have the booklets at all of our offices and would be happy to give you one. As far as we know, there is no other information out there, especially nothing biblical. This started out as the therapy work of a DFSA survivor and ended up to be a collaborations with a DV survivor, the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Priest River Ministries Advocates for Women. This is going to be and amazing resource, orchestrated by and amazing God!
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Thank you Community Foundation Grant!!!

  • Posted on May 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

A sincere thank you to the Inland Northwest Community Foundation Strategies Grant for providing this spectacular new carpet in our shelter and to Floors & More for installing them.
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A huge thank you to CAL and Alpha Omega Construction!

  • Posted on May 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The new paint and windows from CAL/Alpha Omega look stunning and help improve functionality of our shelter.
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