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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

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DVAMTurns30 LogoThis September marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). First observed in October 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is focused on three key themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981, conceived of by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to connect advocates across the country in their mission to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity is still celebrated on the first Monday of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we at the WCA work to unify our community against domestic violence, we hope you will join us in some of the opportunities to raise awareness this October. Here are just a few activities you can participate in during October to recognize this special anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

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  • Wear a purple ribbon to raise awareness about domestic violence. This is a fun and easy way to participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month and start conversations with your friends and family.
  • Participate in the SueB 5k 10k Walk/Run. This family-friendly, dog-friendly event will feature music, fun activities, and several local food trucks. Click here to register.
  • Check out the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of art created on t-shirts by survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse to create a public display of what is too often considered a private matter. Throughout the month of October, Clothesline Project t-shirts will be on display at various locations throughout the community.

Please join us this October in the national effort to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month so that we can say #NoMore to domestic abuse and create a healthy community for all of us! Find out more about WCA’s DVAM 2017 activities and get involved today!

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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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