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We provide shelter and care for girls ages birth-up to 18 and boys ages birth-up to 13 who have been abused, neglected or are experiencing family crisis, including homelessness.  Children's Village has a Crisis Nursery for infants and toddlers at risk or in family crisis.

We offer the following services for residents:

  • Nutritional meals and snacks planned and prepared under the direction of a trained Food Manager

  • Health assessment and support

  • Transportation to school of origin if resident attends Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum or Athol school districts.

  • Customized shelter and residential plans for each child depending on their length of stay

  • Transportation to any needed medical, dental, vision or therapy appointments

  • Clothing, personal hygiene items and other necessities

  • Activities designed to expose the children to new experiences, build their skill set and their self confidence

  • Outings to entertain and educate

  • Each resident is assigned a mentor

  • Any needed tutoring is provided

About Us

Children’s Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Children’s Residential Care facility, serving children displaced from their families due to abuse, neglect, or severe family crisis. We operate two large residential homes and a Counseling and Education Center and serve girls ages 0 to 17 and boys ages 0 to 12. Children are placed here by the state, through the Department of Health and Welfare, as well as by families unable to provide adequate care as a result of a severe crisis.

Children’s Village is a trauma-informed care facility that recognizes the need for specialized care of vulnerable children and utilizes Trust Based Relational Intervention as our guiding philosophy.

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Our History

In 1983, a Coeur d'Alene principal made a promise to two siblings suffering from abuse: "I will build you a home to keep you safe". Seven years later, the Children's Village opened. 

Annual Numbers

Average of 17 children in residence.

In 2018:

  • 5,087 nights of shelter
  • 12,228 meals cooked
  • 867 transports

Crisis Nursery

We are the only licensed Crisis Nursery in North Idaho capable of serving infants from their day of birth.

Therapeutic Interventions

Our therapeutic services program is holistic in nature and incorporates a continuum of care approach that is designed to impact the family system to create real, lasting change at the core level. It is collaborative in nature to empower the family, while also holding them accountable to meet program requirements and minimum standards.

It includes:

  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Parent Education
  • TBRI-Based Mentoring
  • Crisis Response
  • Hands-On Life Skills Training for the Family (Biological, Foster or Adoptive)


The Children's Village uses Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Using empowerment, connection, then correction, this method assists both caregiver and child in learning healthy ways to interact so both can play roles in the healing process.