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ControlsWhoISeeOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and for the next few weeks we will be specifically focusing on broadening understandings of what abuse looks like. It’s a widespread issue that many of us have experienced, either directly or indirectly, but do you know some of the less publicized aspects of an abusive relationship?

Each week we will have a theme – one that shows how domestic abuse is more than the physical violence that many may think of when they hear, “domestic abuse.”

Domestic abuse is any pattern of behavior that allows one partner to exert power and control over another. 

When a person controls who their partner is able to interact with, this may lead to isolation, which in turn causes the victim of abuse to have less avenues to seek help when they decide they’re ready.

Being isolated from a support system is detrimental to victims of abuse. It may cause them to lean on their abusive partner more for support – whether that’s financial, emotional, or physical.

Controlling who you see also includes controlling who you interact with on social media accounts or on the internet. A partner who uses jealousy and accusations to intimidate you or shame you from following certain accounts, being friends online with certain people, or otherwise tries to control who or what you view may be abusive.

This is abuse. If you are experiencing a controlling partner, this is not normal or acceptable, and there is help for you.

Our doors are open.

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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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