The Idaho Gives campaign organized by the Idaho Nonprofit Center highlighted over the last two weeks the generosity of the people of Idaho. This generosity raised $3,000,000 to support non-profits around the state. We used this opportunity to highlight the fantastic partners we have. We are humbled by the outpouring of support for our clients and we so very thankful for the other nonprofits in our area that help provide our clients with the tools and resources they need along their path to finding a life free from abuse and trauma.
Like the WCA, so many local nonprofits have had to display unprecedented levels of grit and adaptability during the past few weeks and we are grateful for the continued opportunities to partner and get through this together. Thank you to everyone who gave in honor of these partnerships. These partnerships preserve our services during this global health crisis.
Please continue to help us share our hotline number (208-343-7025) and the location of our Crisis Center (720 W. Washington Street, Boise) where our Court Advocates are ready to help individuals wanting to obtain a civil protection order in Ada County. Home is not always safe for everyone.
While the overall number of calls for the first quarter of this year is down slightly when compared to the first quarter of last year, the calls related to domestic violence issues have increased by 93%. And our overall calls for April 2020 are almost triple (194% increase) that of April 2019. As we continue on into May, it would appear that the trend in increased calls looks to be holding steady. The number of emergency intakes into shelter has also increased as compared with last year – and we expect that too will continue.
I am so very proud of our staff and our clients who have come together and looked at each day with new fresh eyes, rolled up their sleeves and have done everything that has been asked of them with grace and strength.
Thank you for all you do to help make our community safe. Idaho Gives is a wonderful way to give back, and we are so grateful for those in our community who showed their support by donating through this effort.
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