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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

WCA Statistics

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

2020 was an impactful year

  • WCA experienced a 57% increase in the total number of calls to our 24-hour hotlines and 84% increase in the number of calls related to domestic abuse.
  • Our Client Advocates attended 1,374 full hearings—a 7% increase over 2019 and the majority of those were done virtually from the WCA.
  • We had 17 emergency intakes into shelter–more than four times the number of that in 2019 and of similar years prior. This illustrates clearly that homes is not safe for all.

In the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year:

  • Master-level Clinicians provided 1,645counseling sessions for 136 adult and child clients — an average of 80 adults and 11 children were on the waiting list each month.
  • Client Advocates answered 2,322 calls to our two 24-hour hotlines.
  • Women and children stayed in our shelter for a total of 11,227 safe bed nights.
  • Case Managers held 1,630 case management sessions and served 119 new clients and 42 residential clients attended 45 different life skills sessions.
  • 284 adults and youth participated in 23 different Financial Empowerment workshops.
  • 121 individuals participated in 63, two-day Financial Empowerment certification workshops.

Ada County Statistics

As reported by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise Police Department, Garden City Police Department and Meridian Police Department. 

  • There were 5,529 911 calls related to domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse in 2020 (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2021).
  • In 2020, there were 4,004 calls for service related to domestic abuse including domestic battery report, domestic violence-threat, and domestic dispute (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2021).
  • In 2020, there were 1,066 911 calls for service related to sexual assault, including lewd conduct, rape and sexual assault (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2021).
  • There were 459 calls for service related to child abuse in Ada County in 2020 (Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 2021).  

Idaho Statistics

  • On a single day in Idaho in 2020:
    • 570 victims were served in one day
    • 217 adult and child victims of domestic violence found refuge in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or other housing provided by local domestic violence program and
    • 353 adult and child victims received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, children’s support groups, and more
    • 158 Hotline Calls Answered
    • 116 Individuals Attended Prevention and Educational Trainings
    • 114 Unmet Requests for Services in One Day: of which 79% (90) were for Housing and Emergency Shelter
    • (National Network to End Domestic Violence (2020). 14th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Report. Washington, DC.
      Retrieved from: NNEDV.org/DVCounts)
  • In 2017 there were 17 domestic violence-related fatalities (Idaho Coalition Fact Sheet, 2018).
  • In 2017, the Idaho State Police reported 5,774 incidents of violence between spouses, ex-spouses, and those in dating relationships (Idaho Coalition Fact Sheet, 2018).
  • Every 13.8 hours someone is raped in Idaho (Crime in Idaho, 2019).

National Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and/or had IPV- related impact (CDC, 2015)
  • 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. (RAINN, 2020) reported experiencing severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2015)
  • 10% of women and 2% of men report having been stalked by a partner (CDC, 2015)
  • Nearly half of both women and men in the U.S. have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2010).
  • About 11 million women and 5 million men who reported experiencing contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime said that they first experienced these forms of violence before the age of 18. (CDC, 2020)
  • 26% of women and 15% of men who were victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their life first experienced these or other forms of violence by that partner before age 18. (CDC, 2020)
  • 1 in 3 adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner (Love is Respect).
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old (NSVRC).
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime (CDC 2010).
  • 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experienced sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. (RAINN, 2020)
  • Someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. every 73 seconds, every 9 minutes the victim is a child. (RAINN, 2019).

For More Information Visit:

Ada County — 2020 Calls for Service Report
Crime in Idaho 2019.pdf
Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence in Idaho 2009 – 2015 (Idaho State Police)

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (CDC, 2015 Data Brief)
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 2017 Fact Sheet
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Love Is Respect
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
NNEDV: 14th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Census Report – Idaho (Idaho, 2020)
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence |Violence Prevention|Injury Center|CDC
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence (cdc.gov)
Preventing Teen Dating Violence (cdc.gov)
Statistics (ncadv.org)
Children and Teens: Statistics | RAINN

EVENTS

Feb 26

2021

#KnowYourWorth Virtual Event

A virtual event center on TDVAM, featuring youth leaders discussing TDV and its impact, as well as virtual content created by young folks that promotes resources, spreads awareness, or embodies prevention. Thursday, February 26th: 5-6pm on ZOOM More information to come!

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Feb 28

2021

#KnowYourWorth Call for Content

This February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), the WCA Youth REPs are hosting a call for content.  We are specifically looking for visual art content created by teens for teens that we can use throughout the year on our social media platforms to share resources, spread awareness, and advocate for dating violence prevention.  […]

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Mar 07

2021

NoMore Week 2021

NO MORE Week is March 7-13, 2021 Inspiring everyone to make change and help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities. No matter where you are, #ChangeHappensHere. Join #WCABoise and share your NO MORE Week #ChangeHappensHere sign! Are you a change-maker? Tell us why you say NO MORE with your own NO […]

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Mar 10

2021

Fundraiser at Bella Aquila Ristorante-March

The Second Wednesday of every month benefits the Women’s and Children’s Alliance at Bella Aquila Ristorante. Sponsored by Bella Aquila Ristorante and Street Shield Self Defense Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4 PM MST – 9 PM MST Bella Aquila Ristorante 775 Rivershore Lane Eagle, Idaho

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Mar 17

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Wednesday, March 17: 11:30 […]

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Mar 22

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Monday, March 22: 5 […]

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Mar 30

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Tuesday, March 30: Noon […]

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Apr 01

2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1-30, 2021 Find more about the national campaign here

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Apr 15

2021

Tribute to Women and Industry

28th Annual Virtual “TWIN” Awards Celebration April 15, 2021 Join us from Noon – 1:30 p.m. The annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN): Honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles Salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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