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DVAM Awareness Campaign

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What is Domestic Abuse?

ThisIsDomesticViolence

This question is the focus of our public awareness campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

While physical violence is a frightening and dangerous component of domestic violence – and something to never be taken lightly, domestic violence is not just a slap, a punch or an argument that turns violent. It is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

In September, we launched the first components of our =Domestic Abuse campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Boise Weekly and on Lamar Advertising outdoor billboards in the Boise area.

In October, we followed up with a poster campaign that blanketed billboards throughout Ada County and rolled out our social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we have been sharing these ads and other relevant information about the prevalence of domestic violence as well as the nature of all types of abuse in an effort to educate our community.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. and while we have made great strides in bringing awareness to this insidious issue, we have more work to do. Together we can make change for our sisters, neighbors, sons and daughters, and friends we have yet to meet. Please help us in our effort to start conversations and break the cycle of domestic violence. Join Us #DVAMTurns30 #KnowTheFacts

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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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