24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

CEO Update 9.2.2021

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

Invisible Figures

We read the tragic stories about domestic abuse victims who are murdered by their perpetrators—those stories become public. However, there are other victims of abuse whose deaths are not recorded as being related to domestic violence—those who commit suicide. During this month of September, as we highlight the devastating impact of suicide, it is important to understand that intimate partner violence and domestic abuse can result in someone taking their own life.

When an individual feels completely hopeless and helpless—unable to see a way out of their situation—their thoughts can turn very dark. There is a sense that no one can help them. Perhaps they have even reached out for help and are met with disbelief or denial.

As we raise awareness of suicide, as we talk about the signs that can accompany an individual’s decline into hopelessness, it is important to know what resources exist. For some, it may be to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and, for others, it may be to call our 24-hour hotline—(208)343-7025. They will find a listening and supportive ear, and if they are suffering abuse or intimate partner violence, we can provide resources and services that can help.

Thanks to our community supporters, we have a great team of professionals ready to serve. Sometimes people need the encouragement to reach out. Your encouragement could help save a life.

 

 

Thank you to all of those who have signed up for the SueB 5k 10k thus far. We are grateful for your continued support in our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

In honor of 12 years of celebrating healthy relationships, supporting victims and survivors and honoring the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby we are offering a deal for 24 hours. On September 12, 2021, you can participate in this special race for $12!
100% of participant fees go directly into the WCA endowment allowing the WCA to continue to provide free services for clients for many years to come.
Register here.

 

 

 

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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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