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)

Bev La Chance

As the result of a research project that began in the late seventies by a group examining community needs, domestic violence and the need to provide safe shelter in the Treasure Valley was underscored.  Thus in 1980, the then Young Women’s Christian Association Crisis Center (became the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) in 1996) was given its voice; a voice that continues to forcefully resonate throughout the community – committed and undaunted advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Crisis Center program has grown immeasurably within the last thirty-seven years, not only in  terms of its expansive program but also in its capacity to serve victims.  Initially only one emergency shelter existed, but in 1995 Mennonite House was opened, Thatcher House emerged in 1996 and in 2003 Serena’s House made its debut.  Mennonite House and Thatcher House are no longer operational but this year Laura’s Home was opened which, when at capacity, will add another 60 beds.

Throughout these years, the WCA has remained steadfast in its single-minded mission of providing the highest quality of service to its clients.

Support Domestic Violence Awareness month – create a community of caring that honors the integrity of each and every individual!

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Aug 25


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


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


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


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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