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Ambassador Wings: April 2021

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

To put WCA Ambassadorship into one word I would say, connection. Through many one on one chats, coffees and phone calls, I have been completely in awe of the experiences, ideas, accomplishments and true care that our Ambassador team has to connect our community to our services at the WCA and truly amplify our mission towards safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. I can honestly say that I have learned so much and been fully inspired by our Ambassadors to do everything I can to connect people to the WCA. I am so honored and completely humbled by the phenomenal passions, talents, and deep care that our Ambassadors have for the WCA and our greater community. To you all, I give the utmost thanks and praise for choosing to be a part of this mission to end domestic abuse and sexual assault.

This is why I am very excited that it is Volunteer Appreciation Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month because I have a reason to celebrate and thank our Ambassadors as well as keep the good fight toward bringing awareness to our community. To bring light to you all I wanted to share a couple of Ambassador quotes to highlight your passions and reasons for serving at the WCA.

“After moving to Boise and being asked to a WCA event I realized how lucky I was to be here with my kids. There were no services such as the WCA where I was and while I knew things needed to change I did not fully see how bad the situation was until breaking away. After having this lightbulb moment during a tour and hearing about the circle of violence I realized that I wanted to help wherever I could to make sure people know about the WCA. I hope we can work to break the cycle and close the doors of the WCA but until then I want those I can reach to know there is help available to them.”

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to volunteer and help the WCA with their mission to provide safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. As a domestic abuse survivor, the work the WCA is doing in the Treasure Valley is near and dear to my heart. When I was leaving my abuser, I was fortunate to have a domestic abuse organization to help me get back up on my feet safely with mental health support. I was able to experience the power of an organization like the WCA personally, and am so happy to be able to give back here in Boise where I now live. This experience changed my life and I am excited to be a part of an organization that is helping survivors – I know the WCA is changing lives and I feel honored to serve in their mission. I am amazed by the many resources and programs the WCA offers to the community and am excited to continue providing the support the WCA team needs to help more people!” 

“ My husband and I have donated monetarily to the WCA for over 10 years and have had a few opportunities to volunteer our time. Over the past few months, we have learned more about the organization and are excited to take steps toward being more involved. We both have a desire to support organizations that focus on women, children and families…keeping them safe, heal and giving them a path to succeed. One of our core values is to give back and we both would like to be able to use our time and talents to give back to the WCA.”

I also wanted to give a huge shoutout to our Ambassadors who have been putting together Party Packs for our shelter residents! In March they were able to provide treats, snacks, and decorations of all things green for St. Patrick’s Day to 21 adults and 17 children. The celebration was wonderful and accompanied by corned beef and cabbage dinner from a donor and Boise Center on the Grove. Many thanks and excited to see what the April Earth Day Party Pack will bring!

                                          


Upcoming Events:
Denim Day : 4/28 
Please take time to join us at the WCA in Denim Day! Wear your denim (head to toe) and/or a ribbon in solidarity and awareness of bringing an end to sexual assault. Please snap a picture and post on your social media either tagging us on Instagram @wca_boise and/or #wcaboise #denimday. Excited to see your posts and taking action in this movement!

NEW WCA Virtual Tour Date : 
4/22 11:30 am
5/10 5 pm
5/27 11:30 am

Come check out our re-vamped 35 min WCA Virtual Tour and bring a couple friends! Please contact me about setting up Patio Parties (outside tours that come to you) for the summer & fall
Virtual Tour Sign-Up Here

Brie w/ Bre | Chats Over Cheese Dates : TODAY 12pm & THURSDAY 4/15 5 pm
Brie w/ Bre Sign-Up Here

New Ambassador Orientation : 5/26 5:30pm

Ambassador Outdoor Social : Thursday 6/3
Let’s wear masks, have a brevy, and enjoy each other’s company outside in the sunshine
These will be monthly starting in June

1:1 Bre Chats | virtual/masked
Bre Calendar Sign-Up

Many humbled thanks and appreciation for each of you! Excited to see you all, get to know you, wear some denim, and eat some cheese!

In Healing,
Bre Young

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EVENTS

May 19

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 19

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.  

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May 26

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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May 26

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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