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As the WCA strives to empower its clients on their path to healing, we could not do it without assistance from the Susan P. Sherlock Scholarship Fund.

The Sherlock Fund, which has served WCA clients for 12 years, provides vocational training and scholarships for clients attending skills-based training with either Create Common Good or Usful Glassworks. Clients gain skills, and are awarded scholarships as they successfully complete each phase of the training program.

Clients become eligible to participate in one of the two programs through referral bytheir Case Manager. They have graduated from the Financial Literacy Course, and have completed the scholarship application. Each client is then interviewed by Bev La Chance, WCA Deputy Director.

“The program provides assistance to women who desire additional skills or vocational training in order to gain employment which will allow them to support themselves and their children,” said Amy Howard, Case Manager.

Create Common Good is a program focused on cultivating culinary skills guided by a professional chef. Usful Glassworks is also a job training program, teaching participants how to create new products out of used glass bottles. As clients successfully reach goals specific to each training program, they earn their stipends. This work experience enables clients to obtain the

tools and, the self-confidence they need as they head into the workforce. Many of the clients who have graduated from the Sherlock Training Scholarship program have since obtained employment, and some clients are hired for full-time employment before they even complete all phases.

“The individuals who have had the opportunity to participate through the Sherlock Scholarship gain confidence in their personal ability to excel in an environment where they are continually putting their skills to use,” Howard said. “I have also seen individuals strengthen their communication skills, and build positive work qualities.”

EVENTS

Oct 02

2022

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 05

2022

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 10

2022

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 12

2022

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 14

2022

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 20

2022

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 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 How: Register here for either a 12noon or 7 p.m. virtual viewing time As the WCA celebrates 113 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date for Healing Begins with […]

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