24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


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From Bev’s Desk

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

Bev Le ChanceEach year the WCA shelters nearly 200 women and children who are fleeing domestic violence. The most dangerous time for a victim of abuse is when she makes the decision to leave the relationship. Statistics reveal that up to three-fourths of domestic violence assaults reported to law enforcement are inflicted after separation of a couple and 75 percent of women who are killed as a result of a violent relationship are killed while trying to leave. In 2013, 44 percent of shelter residents reported being abused on a daily basis, while 25 percent acknowledged that the abuse had been occurring for four to ten years. Equally disturbing is the fact that for 26 percent of the shelter residents, the most recent incident involved strangulation. Historically, three-fourths of the residents have children and last year 38 percent were under five years old. The importance of sustaining available shelter cannot be understated.  It provides immediate security, relief, hope and the chance to build a new beginning. Thanks to those who support the WCA’s effort to provide safety, healing and freedom.

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Jun 22


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 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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