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CEO Update 4.1.21

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

Regardless of the circumstances, sexual assault is NEVER your fault

April is a month when we are never quite sure what to expect in Idaho. It can be warm and summery one day and cold and dark the next. However, as the saying goes, with April showers come May flowers. Like many of you, I am looking forward to spending time in my garden pruning roses, planting seeds and hoping for growth and success as I cultivate with care. And with the metaphor of new growth, rebirth and healing, this is a perfect topic on which to focus this month.

You see, April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. Statistically, a sexual assault occurs every 73 seconds in the U.S. And every nine minutes, that victim is a child. In Idaho, there is a rape completed every 13.8 hours. This is an age-old issue that continues to impact women, men and people of all gender identities and all ages across the globe. It’s an issue that not only demands attention, it deserves action.

Here are five things you can do to create change:

April  8, Never Your Fault
April 14, Break the Cycle 
April 21, Never Your Fault
April 22, Talk to Your Teen
April 29, Break the Cycle

  • Follow us on social media during SAAM and like, comment and share. Help us engage others in the conversation that sexual assault is #NeverYourFault
  • Start a conversation about sexual assault and victim blaming with your co-workers, family members and friends. The change starts with you. Visit rainn.org or preventchildabuse.org for more information.

Like the sunshine and rain help nurture our plants and trees so they may grow, awareness and support can do the same for individuals recovering from the trauma of abuse and assault.

Be a part of the change.

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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