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CEO Update 2.18.2021

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

Today I am celebrating. Sandi has a home!

One of the many things I take for granted is having a house to call home. A safe place where I can relax at the end of a busy day. A recent update from one of our Case Managers about one of our clients really resonated with me and reminds me that I should never take my home for granted.

I often refer to our Case Managers as the problem-solvers. And when I hear this type of story, this description is confirmed. Abigail, one of our dedicated and passionate Case Managers, shared the following success about a client she’d been working with for some time (we will call her “Sandi” to protect her privacy). I hope this gives you some insight into why I feel so privileged to do this work.

“As a Case Manager, it is often difficult to summarize all of the progress that one client has made. Recently, a client that I have been working with for over a year, Sandi, has been successfully housed. 

It’s amazing how simple that sentence sounds when, in reality, this achievement was nothing short of an uphill battle. Throughout this year, Sandi and I created a plan to address her housing barriers. Many of these housing barriers were directly caused by the impact of domestic violence. Sandi had experienced financial abuse, which negatively impacted her credit, income and rental history. Through connecting Sandi with resources and partners in the community as well as internally here at the WCA, Sandi diligently worked on getting her family housed. During our appointments, Sandi had to juggle focusing time to address many of her financial barriers while also dedicating time to navigate finding sustainable housing in a community where affordable options are few and far between. 

Sandi’s dedication and hard work now result in her family living independently and safely for the first time in almost two years. Now in a home, Sandi is ready to build on this achievement, setting goals to go back to school as well as continuing her healing journey.”

I am so proud of Sandi and the WCA team that makes Sandi’s journey to freedom from abuse possible.

Feeling grateful,

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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