24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

CEO Update 11.27.2020

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

We have experienced an unprecedented need for our services

What a year. When we started our new fiscal year on July 1, 2019, we were very much looking forward to increasing our prevention and community education work. Little did we know the changes we would face during the last two quarters of this fiscal year. As we navigated the landscape of daily life with new and ever-changing COVID-19 safety protocols starting in early March, we were fortunate to connect with other community agencies to develop the necessary procedures to safeguard our clients’ and staffs’ health. Thanks to these partnerships and the WCA team’s resilience, we were able to maintain services without disruption, even while pivoting to provide some telephonically and virtually.

Our community’s continued support—especially given that all in-person outreach and fundraising events came to an abrupt stop— has been humbling and inspiring. You are part of the reason we have been able to keep our doors open during this time when home is not safe for everyone.

We have experienced an unprecedented need for our services. This calendar year, we have had more than four times as many emergency intakes into shelter than last year. We are experiencing a much higher volume of domestic abuse-related calls to our hotline—an 86 percent increase in our monthly average this year compared to last year. For these members of our community, we are their only lifeline. For us to be able to provide these crucial and life-saving services, you are our foundation.

Please accept this annual report and know that each of the stories included in this report is a testament to the work YOU help make possible.

On behalf of our clients and the entire WCA team—thank you!

(Click here for a Flip Book of the Annual Report)

EVENTS

Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 29

2021

Be the Hope | 24 Ways

24 Ways Join us and Be the Hope in our community; every little piece of hope makes a difference and we ask that you unleash the power of radical generosity and awareness by taking part in 1 or more of our 24 Ways. By supporting the WCA today you can double your impact where every […]

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 30

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.30.21 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Nov 19

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 11.19.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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