Northwest Children's Home


208.743.9404

4-18

Separate boys and girls facilities

Call admissions department for current tuition.

Children stay with us an average of 6 to 12 months. But this varies depending on each situation.


Our mission is to provide quality rehabilitative, therapeutic and educational services for children and families. We maintain a commitment to carrying forth this mission in collaboration with other private, charitable and governmental organizations.



Our organization is the oldest, continuously operated children's residential program in Idaho. We operate two campuses - serving up to 80 children at a time. Our Lewiston Campus has 4 residential treatment programs for up to 68 children ages 6 to 18, and our Nampa campus has 1 residential treatment program for up to 12 girls ages 12 to 17. (Stay tuned, we are in the process of breaking ground for our brand new 24-bed Syringa House in Nampa!)



A child who has been removed from their original family home because of abuse, abandonment or neglect is referred to the Children's Home through collaborative efforts on behalf of state-run agencies, the judicial system and social service agencies. Often, our residents have been in and out of foster care homes without success. Attachment disorders are common with our children. These disorders are sometimes an insurmountable challenge in a foster home. But as a residential treatment facility with clinical and therapeutic staff, we are often better equipped to help a child sort through these challenges.



In addition to our residential treatment programs we provide accredited education for all our kids. We operate several private, special purpose schools serving students not only from our own residential treatment programs, but also from the local area school districts in the Lewis-Clark Valley, as well as Treasure Valley in Southern Idaho. Over 150 students are served through these programs.



Additionally, our family-centered Community-Based Services programs reach over 100 clients every year in southern Idaho. These services are extended to children and families in their own homes to create a stable and nurturing home environment.

It is through our unique approach combining therapeutic treatment, education and counseling that we are changing the lives of the children and the families in our communities.





In addition to our residential treatment programs we provide accredited education for all our kids. We operate several private, special purpose schools serving students not only from our own residential treatment programs, but also from the local area school districts in the Lewis-Clark Valley, as well as Treasure Valley in Southern Idaho. Over 150 students are served through these programs.



We also provide counseling services through our Community Based Counseling office based in Boise, Idaho. Certified counselors provide therapeutic treatment for children, families and groups. These services reach nearly 100 children and families each year in the southern Idaho region.

Our mission is to provide quality rehabilitative, therapeutic and educational services for children and families. We maintain a commitment to carrying forth this mission in collaboration with other private, charitable and governmental organizations.



Residential Treatment Center

208.743.9404

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  • Admissions Counseling
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  • Interim short, 3-5 day crisis placements awaiting long term placements
  • Pre-screened Places for Children, Adolescents, Teens and Young Adults
  • Recommendation of preferred schools and programs
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