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CEO Update 12.17.2020

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

In this Time of Uncertainty, There is Light

Hanukkah began last week, Christmas and Kwanzaa celebrations begin next week. Regardless of which holiday you celebrate—or if you even celebrate a holiday during this last month of the calendar year—I hope that you will take time to reflect on all that has transpired during 2020 and that you are able to find things to celebrate.
I could not have anticipated a year of more change or uncertainty. We have all become used to the natural disasters that seem to be part of every year—the fires and the snowstorms—but to have to face and adjust to a worldwide pandemic was not on my radar. As we entered the month of March and began to realize the seriousness of the pandemic that was affecting our world and how the recommended lockdown was affecting our community, the WCA began to put out the message that home is not safe for everyone.

For those who have had a safe home—a sanctuary—during these troubling times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, a vaccine. For those brave enough to come to the WCA seeking safety, assistance, and perhaps a sanctuary of their own, they will find there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel from the fear, trauma, and abuse they have been experiencing in their world.

Keeping our doors open, being here for those who need us is a reality thanks to the support of our community, which makes our work possible. Your help in getting our message out, in sharing our hotline phone number, in distributing our social media posts, with providing financial and in-kind donations—all of this is helping us make a difference and provide that light. Your continued support, in so many ways, is one of the things I both cherish and celebrate during this season.

During these special holiday times—I wish you the comfort and joy that comes from reflecting on everything you have to be grateful for—even if your gatherings are not as large and do not include all your family members due to health concerns.

With Gratitude,

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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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