24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

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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

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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