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CEO Update 10.28.2021

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

It Only Takes a Moment

It only takes a moment for our lives to change in ways we never expected. This week, it came even closer to home for many.

For some on a very routine shopping errand at the mall, they suffered a traumatic event—hearing shots fired, seeing people running in mass confusion and terror. The horror of this unexpected shock will be with those who experienced it for the rest of their lives. My hope for them is that they seek help, engaging in therapy to process the trauma they have experienced.

The effects of trauma on our wellbeing are many, including effects on our physical health—potentially resulting in chronic disease. This is one of the many reasons providing healing is at the heart of what we offer here at the WCA. During October, my focus has been on victims of domestic abuse and violence, however I want to underscore the fact that all those who have experienced any form of trauma deserve support and understanding. As a community, we owe it to our collective health and wellbeing to ensure those who need therapy are able to receive it. As we come to the end of October, let us strive to remove the stigma that still surrounds seeking help to ensure the health of our emotional wellbeing. Don’t minimize or ridicule others when they express their fears—listen, believe and support. These are steps we can all take, and are steps that can help all victims of trauma.

 

Friday at noon is the start of a special 24 hours for The WCA.  We have a number of opportunities to get involved. Register here for our Healing Begins with Hope event – an opportunity to hear directly from survivors about their healing journeys.


Coinciding with our Healing Begins with Hope event we are running a special outreach campaign – Be the Hope | 24 Ways. Between noon on Friday, October 29 and noon on Saturday, October 30 we are asking our supporters to Be the Hope in our community and support our mission in 1 of 24 ways. Check out our  24 Ways Landing Page about how YOU can get involved.
Questions? 
Email:
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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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