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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

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

Definitions

Sexual violence includes all acts of sexual violence such as rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, acts committed with foreign objects and any other unwanted sexual activity.

Sexual assault or rape can happen to anyone—people of any age, any ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Sexual assault or rape occurs when a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated into participating in a sexual act to which she or he has not freely consented.

Consent is willing participation that is actively, not passively, given. Consent is based on choice and equal power and is clear and voluntary. Absence of resistance or physical injury does not mean consent.

Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or wrongful act is held partially or entirely responsible for the harm that befell them.

Statistics

Every 73 seconds, somewhere in the U.S, someone is sexually assaulted, according to RAINN.

1 in 6 American women and 1 in 33 American men have been the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, according to RAINN.

8 out of 10 perpetrators are someone known to the victim, according to RAINN.

For every 1,000 rapes only 5 will lead to a felony conviction according to RAINN.

1 out of every 10 rape victims is male, according to RAINN.

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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