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CEO Update 8.28

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Meeting challenges and walking away from life as we have known

Dear Friends,

Copy of Image for CEO Update 8.28.20I hope this message finds you well. We have been very busy here at the WCA! With our programs staff maintaining full client schedules and high levels of requests for services from the community — we are grateful to still be at full capacity with service offerings. And we are moving forward with some exciting virtual events, we hope you will join us.

Next week we are holding our 27th Annual TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Celebration. For the WCA, this will be our first ever VIRTUAL TWIN “lunch” and in fact our first ever major VIRTUAL event.

When you have been doing things the same way for 26 years, you have a roadmap and action plan to follow. When we first started talking about transforming this “lunch” into a virtual event, we had to start from scratch. A number of new steps had to be integrated into the planning process — and that was after we figured out what those new steps needed to be.

While changing up traditions or expectations can be challenging, I am so proud of the WCA team for embracing these challenges and re-imagining this event to become an even bigger celebration. In this new virtual world, TWIN honorees, the 1,050 past TWIN honorees and our corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to share this special day with more people. In the past, we were limited to the number of people the room could hold…. The TWIN event next week can be enjoyed by those here in the Treasure Valley, throughout the state, but also those outside of Idaho and even around the world. Sometimes when we either choose to, or are forced to, give up old ways of doing things, we are able to grow in ways we did not anticipate — we end up the better for it.

We are privileged to be here for our clients when they find themselves in this same position — of having to meet challenges and potentially walk away from life as they have known it.

Gratefully,

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P.S. We would love for you to join us on September 1 at noon for our virtual TWIN event, please register here and we will send you the link. “See” you there!

Want to get involved?

  • Schedule a virtual educational presentation for your business, community group or church. Email outreach@wcaboise.org.
  • Register for the WCA and Ada County Paramedics 11th Annual SueB 5K/10K on October 4 (Virtual in 2020)
  • Help stock our “Survivors R Us” Store on our Shelter Campus. Check out our Amazon Wishlist

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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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