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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.


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
  • Allumbaugh House
  • Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association Resources

Emergency 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 Unit (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.