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CEO Update 5.20.21

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You are not alone!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I have been reflecting on how the past year has affected everyone. Isn’t it interesting how similar experiences can impact each person’s mental health so differently? We hear stories of some who thrive while studying or working at home, while others suffer from isolation or unhealthy living conditions.

What determines our mental health — or “state of mind”— is as unique as each of us. No one can tell us what will work for us; only we can know based on how we feel. For some, losing themselves in a good book is the answer. For others, it is playing an instrument or writing a poem. The creativity that I have seen during this past year as people have found ways to keep mentally healthy is inspiring. It is also a testament that safeguarding our mental health is not always easy and requires our time and attention.

For me, the answer is running. Difficult as it is some mornings to leave the warmth and comfort of my bed, knowing that I have a good friend waiting for me and a dog that needs the exercise is what gets me up and out the door. Running along our wonderful greenbelt or up in our hills, being out in nature during the early morning hours, is therapeutic for me.

During May, as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, I hope you have figured out what works for you. And sometimes, it requires reaching out for help. For those that have found the past year triggering due to unhealthy living conditions, relationships, or worse, please know that you are not alone. We are here to help. Our hotline is always available and completely confidential.

Your mental health is too important not to make it a priority.

 

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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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