Wearing a mask, being thoughtful about how I interact with others, adjusting my vacation plans to stay closer to home—none of these are significant efforts, or really, sacrifices if I think about it in terms of keeping those I work with, and all of those I care about safe from getting sick. Because in the end, this is what is truly important to me.
Staying healthy. For me and for the entire WCA team, this is something we care about very much, because in addition to our basic care and concern for each other, we need to be here to address the increased demand for our services. We have helped with an increasing number of civil domestic violence and stalking protection order filings in Ada County, we have had two more emergency intakes into our shelter in the just the past week (last year we averaged one per quarter), and we still continue to see an increase in calls to our 24-hour hotlines each month as compared to the same time last year. Home is not always safe and there are those in increasingly dangerous situations because of what is happening. We are seeing the results.
Thank you for your continued support of our staff and of our clients and for helping us share the word about our services. Your help is invaluable.
Take care of yourselves and those you care about.