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WCA Day of Action: 24 Hours of Changing Lives

Dear Friends,

Today is a special day at the WCA as we are doing something we don’t typically do. We are holding a day of virtual fundraising and outreach. As we work together to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our community, we are asking you to help us take action against the pandemic that is Domestic Abuse. Unfortunately – Home is not safe for all.

The stay at home order aimed at stopping COVID-19 only makes violence in homes more hidden and thus potentially more frequent, severe and dangerous. Isolating at home, while vital in stopping the spread of the virus, gives more power to the abuser, with little recourse for those who would like to escape its devastating impact.

Accessing support networks has become more difficult, so it is more important than ever to let our community know that we are still here delivering much-needed services. We are accessible by calling our 24-hour hotline (208-343-7025), in-person at our downtown crisis center (M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and at our shelter location.

We have adapted our services to protect the health of our clients and staff. Despite our ability to adapt service delivery, these unprecedented times have resulted in the unavoidable cancellation of many community events and the closure of our thrift store. Events scheduled for April through June will not happen, leading to a funding deficit of $100,000. And – just as important – cancellation of these events leads to less outreach and exposure to those who might need our services.

Today, I am asking you to take action in one of 24 different ways. From sharing posts on your social media to making a financial contribution, your action today will help us in our mission. Every dollar will have an impact, and today, your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000 thanks to the generosity of Erica Hill, Darrow Fiedler, Susie and AJ Balukoff, George Bobango, Aparna Limaye, Eileen Langan Barber, Carol Smith Family, Dave and Terry Self, Julie and Camron Eng-Hirst, Laura and Derek Honn, Bea and Jeff Black.

We are thinking of you and your family and understand that this changing landscape may be challenging for you. We gratefully appreciate any contribution you can make to help preserve our services and extend our outreach. I ask you to take action, lead with purpose, engage your networks and help us address the domestic abuse pandemic in any way that may work for you.

Above all – stay safe and healthy. With much gratitude,
Bea

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EVENTS

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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Apr 23

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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