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The Treasure Valley Economic Action Program (TVEAP) is an incredible collaboration that allows the WCA to provide the most cohesive services to more people in our community dealing with the impact of domestic abuse.

Providing ‑financial literacy education to neighboring agencies has enabled the WCA to move forward in its goal to cultivate a safer, healthier community. The WCA is the lead agency for the TVEAP which began in 2010 as a collaborative eff­ort of six valley agencies. The curriculum is called Realizing Your Economic Action Plan, or REAP, which is taught by two Financial Literacy Educators employed through the WCA.

“The curriculum contains information that teaches women about safety, empowerment, economic abuse and other financial concepts such as budgeting, credit, banking and investing. The curriculum encourages individual coaching sessions for the women who want to work on personal financial matters outside the group setting,” said Yazmin McNeal, Financial Literacy Educator

The educators have now been able to share the material with not only WCA clients, but also partner agencies such as Safe Place Ministries, Easter Seals Goodwill, Friends of Children and Families, and the Idaho Department of Correction. This spring, the educators also provided a financial literacy education and economic abuse training session at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

McNeal said the third class, “Understanding Credit” tends to be the most crucial for the clients she serves. “It has helped the clients understand how long debts stay on their credit report, what is a credit score and what is a credit report. This class has helped the women understand how to write a letter to the three credit bureaus, so errors are removed from their credit report,” she said. “The women find the entire curriculum very informative, but class [three] seems the most eye-opening.”

EVENTS

Jul 11

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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Jul 28

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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