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DVAM Press Conference

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

MEDIA ADVISORY

September 30, 2021

COMMUNITY LEADERS PROCLAIM OCTOBER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ACROSS THE TREASURE VALLEY

Raising Awareness, Providing Resources and Honoring First Responders

Nationally, October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), providing communities an opportunity to educate and engage their citizens and help people learn more about domestic violence and how we can work together to break the cycle of abuse as individuals.

WHAT:            Domestic Violence Awareness Month Press Conference and Kick-Off Event

WHO:                Bea Black, CEO, Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Matt Clifford, Ada County Sheriff

Chelsea Larsen, For You Network and KYMFest (in Honor of Kymberlee Larsen)

Shawn Rayne, Chief, Ada County Paramedics

Pam Thomas, Mission Strategy Partner, Trinity Health

Various elected officials, law enforcement and community leaders from Ada and Canyon Counties

WHEN:            Friday, October 1, 2021, 10 a.m.

WHERE:        Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial, 700 S Stratford Dr., Meridian, ID 83642. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/4xzETwieN and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Na6vVOjJg8HKzcuyqJ9Mw

WHY:              Many in our community are experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse. Last year, the WCA experienced a 57% increase in the total number of calls to our 24-hour hotlines and an 84% increase in the number of calls related to domestic abuse. We are coming together with first responders, elected officials and other agencies from across the valley to share information about victim services and recognize first responders’ critical role in our communities.

 

About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.

 

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CONTACT:  Chris Davis, WCA Senior Outreach and Communication Manager

cdavis@wcaboise.org

O: 208.343.3688 ext. 211 C: 208.249.9287

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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