Lemhi County Crisis Intervention became incorporated in the State of Idaho in 1994 in response to nine (9) suicides the county experienced in 1993. These losses were brothers, sisters, parents, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. As a result, the community was devastated and looking for support and answers. Mental health professionals and domestic violence shelter programs from southeast Idaho were invited to our community to help us understand and address these issues of suicide, domestic violence and sexual assault in Lemhi County. It was determined that the county would provide and operate a small emergency shelter. Small grants were written and awarded to provide a support group, educational pamphlets and workshops that would specifically address domestic violence.
In 2000, Lemhi County Crises Intervention close to do business as The Mahoney Family Safety Center also known as “The Mahoney House” in honor of Jim and Marion Mahoney, a couple who supported many people in need in the community. The Mahoney House became a 501 (c)3 non-profit on June 22, 2001. On December 31, 2001, due to the grant award from the CHC Foundation, the property on Main St. in Salmon, Idaho was purchased as that official site of The Mahoney House, which is where we are currently housed.
LCCI/The Mahoney House has been on the forefront of addressing domestic violence, and sexual assault and providing services to people escaping violence in Lemhi and Custer Counties. We work in cooperation and coordination with other Idaho and National domestic violence and sexual assault programs, as well as, community service providers and agencies. We are proud to be a community leader in providing safe shelter, support and hope to people victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Since 1995, grant funding has been provided by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance (State Domestic Violence Funds, VOCA Funds, Family Violence Funds), Idaho Housing Finance Associates, Steele Reese Foundation, STOP Grant, fundraising events, individuals, churches, clubs and organizations.
To stop, prevent, and heal the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence in Lemhi and Custer Counties.
Our vision embraces: a community where families are healing and thriving without the threat of violence and abuse, a shared understanding of domestic violence issues including their implications and driving forces, and community supported attitudes and policies that protect families and individuals from violence and abuse.
Our services are offered with a commitment to confidentiality, empathy, honesty, and integrity. Staff and board members conduct themselves professionally, hold one another accountable, and work collaboratively to deliver services. The organization recognizes that clients will make their own choices and respect the right to self-determination.
Please feel free to drop by the Mahoney House any time to tour our facility and learn more about what we do in advocacy. We would also love to come to your organization or community event to present our services and bring awareness to the community about domestic violence, teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.