Major life changes such as starting college, a new job or family concerns can create stress. College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers counseling resources to students to help provide the best possible student experience. Staff members are available to discuss student concerns, develop plans for success, and provide referrals to community resources (1-2 sessions). CWI also employs Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) to provide on-site crisis counseling. When a student’s needs extend beyond the resources available at CWI, the counselor will assist the student with referrals to community agencies.
CWI’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment in which students can pursue their educational and career goals. To help achieve this, we provide access to counseling services with community agencies and through staff members within the College. Students who feel they need a trusted person to talk to are encouraged to go to the One Stop to make an appointment.
Our community service partner agencies include:
Nampa Family Justice Center
Valley Crisis Center
Advocates Against Family Violence
Family of Advocacy Center and Education Services (FACES) of Ada County
Nampa and Caldwell Housing Authorities
Community Council of Idaho (serving Hispanic and low-income families and individuals statewide)
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Idaho Department of Labor/Job Services—Navigators
Veterans Support Services
Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association Resources
Campus Security, 562.3333
Valley Crisis Center (Nampa), 465.5011
Sexual Assault Hotline, 345.7273
Domestic Violence Hotline, 343.7025
Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1.800.273.8255
Mobile Crisis Unity (for mental health emergencies phone consult, not imminent danger), 344.0808
Women's and Children's Alliance (provides emergency shelter & advocacy), 343.3688
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency call 911.