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CEO Update 10.07.2021

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

Controls Who I See = Domestic Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we engage in conversations about the different types of abuse that are often overlooked, yet extraordinarily harmful. These types of abuse are often ignored because they are not physical violence. We launched an awareness campaign that includes newspaper ads, billboards, a social media campaign, and more with messages like “controls who I see = domestic abuse,” “intentionally hurts me = domestic abuse” and “checks my phone =domestic abuse.”Domestic abuse is about power and control. And yes, it does often involve physical violence—but it rarely begins with assault. Emotional and verbal abuse, coercive control, isolation and financial abuse are ways an abuser or predominant aggressor often begins the cycle of power and control.

Click here to access the WCA’s DVAM campaign materials or contact outreach@wcaboise.org to request an outreach kit.

Join us for Healing
Begins with Hope

Please join us for our virtual Healing Begins with Hope event and hear more about our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Register online

  • October 29: noon – 12:30 p.m.
  • October 29: 7- 7:30 p.m.
  • October 30: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Contact philanthropy@wcaboise.org if you have any questions.

COMMUNITY LEADERS PROCLAIM OCTOBER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ACROSS THE TREASURE VALLEY
Many in our community are experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse. Last year, the WCA experienced a 57% increase in the total number of calls to our 24-hour hotlines and an 84% increase in the number of calls related to domestic abuse. On October 1, 2021, we came together with first responders, elected officials and other agencies from across the valley to share information about victim services and recognize first responders’ critical role in our communities. Watch the program here

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EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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