24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

CEO Update 1.29.21

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

I’m Taking a Breather

I am taking a little bit of time to enjoy a few days with my family this week. It’s my birthday and we are enjoying a few days of solitude and the majestic beauty of the Idaho mountains. More importantly, I am taking some time to step out of the hectic pace of daily life, I am taking a break from the news cycle and I am taking a break to breathe.

Looking back at this past year at the WCA, I am amazed at the frantic pace we have been keeping. The services that have been requested and the number of clients we have served. The changes we have been required to make amidst the ever-changing landscape of the world and community around us. I am amazed and humbled.

While I am taking a moment to pause, reflect and recharge — my team is planning, strategizing and preparing for what is yet to come. We will be ready. We have some exciting things coming out next week, so keep your eyes open. We will be introducing a new WCA website, a digital prevention resource HUB and a podcast in the next few weeks. We are redesigning our newsletter and continuing our brand refresh in an effort to be more inclusive and ready for the future.

The number of hotline calls related to domestic abuse coming into the WCA rose 84% in 2020… and still we are making changes to the way we do business to better ourselves. We are looking at how we provide services to better meet the needs of our community, while we are still experiencing higher-than-ever requests for services.

Home is not always safe and our doors are open. We are proud to be the WCA.

EVENTS

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault 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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Apr 23

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: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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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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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle 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 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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