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Launching a Capital Campaign

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It is an exciting time at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. We have just launched a $1.4 million capital campaign to build a transitional housing unit next to our existing secure shelter for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. We currently have a 120-day voluntary residential shelter program, one 24-hour emergency shelter room and four transitional housing rooms. Last year, 176 women and children stayed with us for 9,583 “safe bed nights”. We anticipate that this number will continue to increase in the coming years.

Safe and secure housing is important because leaving an abusive relationship is often a high risk decision. National statistics show us that domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children. Our transitional housing units provide clients with an additional 60 days after the 120-day residential shelter program. This time helps those clients work to find longer-term, affordable and appropriate housing.

Through this campaign we will build a separate structure holding eight transitional housing units. This new structure doubles transitional housing capacity and frees up room in the 120-day shelter. Over $1 million has already been raised during the quiet phase of the campaign, our goals are to raise all remaining funds by the end of the calendar year and have the new eight room transitional housing facility available to clients late 2016. For more information please see our press release here and check out the capital campaign site here.

 

EVENTS

Jul 11

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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Jul 28

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 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 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 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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