Open Letter from WCA Board of Directors

Ray Rice. Brock Turner. Jerry Sandusky. Harvey Weinstein.

Bea-Black-NoMore2014Why does it take recognizable names to draw attention to issues that we should deal with? Whatever the reason, we are hoping that with these names we will be galvanized into action.  We can no longer be silent. We can no longer allow victims of sexual harassment and domestic violence to live in fear while we wrap ourselves in a cloak of ignorance. Given the daily allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence perpetrated by nationally recognized individuals now is the time for action. [Read more...]

Perspective from an Adult Survivor of Childhood DV

The WCA Tour Experience: Perspective from an Adult Survivor of Childhood DV

Megan Wilson, Philanthropy Specialist

“I should have done it years ago—so healing”

Upon starting here at the WCA, Diana provided to me a disclaimer that at least one tour attendee would want to share their story with me after each Walls tour. Sure enough, after my first tour, I had an exchange with a woman named Shelby. She confidently informed me of her childhood that was occupied by survival tactics like hiding in the woods from her stepfather. Eventually, she and her mother and siblings spent time in a shelter. [Read more...]

BeaLine September 2017

During the month of September, we are looking ahead to October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are lots of activities to engage in, there are lots of opportunities to learn more about the work that we do, there are lots of ways that you can help us spread the word, arise awareness, because I truly believe that until more individuals in our community understand how pervasive and destructive domestic abuse is, we will not do what we need to do in order to change the conversation and create a healthy community for all of us.