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With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we had some amazing events and outreach by members of our community. One example was the WCA’s #31in31 challenge on social media to do one thing each day to start conversations around the issue of domestic violence in our community. We would like to highlight four special #31in31.

The first was #RibbonDay on October 12th where community members wore purple ribbons in solidarity with survivors. Those wearing ribbons were then asked by friends, family, co-workers and strangers to explain the significance of the ribbon. It was a starting point for engaging in conversations about how 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. We challenge our community to continue to wear this ribbon and keep up these discussions.

Second, we asked members of the community to share their reason for saying #NoMore to domestic violence. Signs were in our lobby and throughout the community where individuals could write their personal reason for taking a stand. We say #NoMore because domestic abuse is not something that should be happening in any community because love does not hurt.

We also hosted the Clothesline Project at Boise State University with the Women’s Center. Here students could stop by and view the shirts painted by local survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. This project gives a voice to survivors and creates a powerful display of what is too often considered a private matter. These shirts display an individual’s pain and fear, but also the hope and healing on the long, difficult road from abuse to freedom.

Finally, we asked Boise to #WearPurple on October 15 to help give a voice to those who cannot speak. Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness and by wearing this color we are showing our support of survivors and victims. Participants demonstrated that we want to bring awareness to this issue and how we can all work to change lives and end domestic violence in Boise.
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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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