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CEO Update 10.22

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

What a busy and crazy week, with COVID infections rising nationwide and election information (and disinformation) dominating every form of media. Here at the WCA, our focus has not changed. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we continue concentrating on raising awareness in hopes that those who need us will reach out and find the support they need.unnamed

The We Art Women virtual fundraising event, hosted by some of our amazing community supporters, begins today and runs through Wednesday, October 28, raising money to support our vital children’s services. Providing safe shelter to children, caring for them in a licensed childcare setting with specially trained staff, scheduling individual counseling sessions with a master’s level clinician—these services can help break the generational cycle of domestic abuse for our youngest clients. I invite you to go online to check out the wonderfully talented local musicians. Check out WeArtWomenWCA for an overview of times and items. The gift of talent in support of our youngest clients is indeed humbling.

In addition to the start of We Art Women today, I was able to attend the unveiling of one more “purple ribbon” car. I am delighted to let you know that Meridian Police Department has added a purple ribbon patrol car to its fleet. These vehicles provide a visual reminder to our communities that our law enforcement officers acknowledge the devastating consequences of domestic abuse and violence and are ready to support victims in their time of need. Our partnership with law enforcement helps ensure clients are connected with us to receive the services and support they need.

Finally, we are just a week away from our Healing Begins with Hope Outreach and Fundraising Event. Going virtual for the first time ever, you can join us for this special event on Friday, October 30 at noon or at 7 p.m., and Saturday, October 31 at 10 a.m. Follow this Hope Event link to register.

Stay safe and healthy!

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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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