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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

CEO Update 8.5.2021

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

WHAT??? Back to school already?

While it seems we are in the midst of an endless summer, our Volunteer Coordinator has already spent weeks organizing our Back to School program. This unique program helps support our clients and their school-age children as they get ready to begin a new school year. While there is so much uncertainty already in everyone’s life due to the Coronavirus, you can only imagine how that compounds concerns for those whose lives are already upside-down thanks to dealing with the effects of trauma and abuse. Potentially, children in our programs face starting the new year at a new school and have to make new friends – the last thing they need is to worry about having all the materials they need to begin a new school year ready to learn.

WCA’s Back to School program was developed years ago to help take care of that worry for children and families in our program. Thanks to our incredibly generous community, we make sure that our kids have what they need, including school supplies and backpacks, new clothes, and, when required, funds to pay activity and sports fees which are often a burden for many families.

This year, 83 children from 35 different families are supported by individuals and companies who love participating in this program. For some, this has become a family tradition and a way for them to engage their school-age children in learning that buying basic school supplies is a hardship for many.

Want to help?

Gift cards are a great way to help families with additional supplies, costs, or clothing after the school year beings.

Please consider $25 gift cards to Walmart or Fred Meyer – this will also help with gas and groceries for our families during the school year!

On behalf of our kids – thank you for helping our kids feel supported and well prepared.

 

 

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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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