24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

From Bev’s Desk

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

Economic abuse is a form of domestic violence. It is prominently positioned on the domestic violence power and control wheel which defines it as preventing her from getting or keeping a job, making her ask for money, giving her an allowance, taking her money, not letting her know about or have access to family income. Each WCA client participating in the programs financial literacy component – a four week, two hours per week course – is asked to fill out the economic abuse checklist. In 2014, two hundred and eighty participates revealed the following self-reported information.

  • Prevented from working or attending school
    • Yes – 46%
    • No – 54%
  • Interfere with work performance through harassment/monitoring activities
    • Yes – 53%
    • No – 28%
    • N/A – 19%
  • Felt as though has no right to know any details about money/household resource
    • Yes – 57%
    • No – 43%
  • Prevented from having access to household money/financial resources
    • Yes – 55%
    • No – 45%
  • Forced to give access to your accounts
    • Yes – 40%
    • No – 60%

Back to Blog >>


Apr 11


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 […]

learn more

Apr 26


Denim Day

April 26, 2023 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the crime and sent […]

learn more





© 2021 Women's and Children's Alliance | Privacy Policy | Equal Opportunity Policies