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Engaging a Constantly Changing Culture

AXOThe staff and supporters of the WCA work tirelessly to provide support and services to those impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault every day. This is the primary focus of the WCA, to help these women, men, children and families break the cycle of abuse.

However, the vision of the WCA is to “foster a community where individuals thrive in safe healthy relationships.” To make this happen, one thing we have been focusing on is to engage different groups in the community, with a focus on student groups, schools and youth in general.

Millennials do more than lean toward the changes they desire to see in their world, they embrace and drive change. We see this all the time in our community in many different ways. An example recently, was on Boise State University campus. In April, two student-led groups organized campaigns on campus to raise awareness of and change the norms surrounding relationship abuse and sexual assault on campus.

AKLBoth the Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) sorority and the Alpha Kappa Lambda (AKL) fraternity educated their peers on the prevalence of these issues in their community and urged fellow students to stand up in solidarity with survivors of abuse and sexual assault. The AKL’s focused a week of tabling, as well as a fundraising event, on the importance of healthy relationships and what healthy dating looks like. The women of AXO used their event to lift up men on campus who they believe exemplify morality, strong character, and personal development. We would like to extend a big thank you to both of these groups for not only supporting the WCA, but also working to change the culture on their campus– especially because we know that changing the culture is a major stepping stone toward achieving the vision we work toward every day.

Through efforts like those of these college students, as well as junior high and high school students throughout the state (check out this awesome upcoming event), we can’t help but be hopeful for a brighter future for our community! A future where every individual, no matter the home they grew up in or the experiences they’ve had, is able to thrive in safe, healthy relationships.

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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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