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Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund Grant

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April 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

GRANT SUPPORTS CHILDREN EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Awards Funds to Women’s and Children’s Alliance

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Playground at the WCA Secure Shelter Campus

Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support the emergency and transitional shelter program which is projected to house more than 120 children this year exposed to domestic and/or sexual violence.

Research indicates that more than 15 million children in the U.S. have been exposed to domestic violence at home at least once. And, when there is intimate partner violence present in the home, the risk of abuse to the child increases significantly.

“Children who witness domestic violence or are victims of abuse themselves are at risk for long-term physical and mental health problems – lasting even into adulthood,” says Bev La Chance, WCA Grants Director “The WCA provides safety from potentially dangerous living situations and the tools for healing to help children break free from the generational cycle of violence.”

In just the last fiscal year, the WCA provided safe shelter to 182 women and children for a total of 11,132 safe bed nights. And, more than half of those children were under the age of five.

In addition to safe shelter, the WCA offers childcare, counseling, case management, court advocacy, life skills classes, financial education and a variety of other integrated services and programs to women, men and children victimized by abuse.

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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