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Philanthropy Files April 2019

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burrell-diana“I will try to be brave. If you do not feel brave today, you may have some of mine. If I do not feel brave, I will borrow some of yours.” ~ Rev. Sara LaWall

I first heard Rev. Sara make that statement last April when the WCA was invited to speak to the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. During Rev. Sara’s two #MeToo services that day, she invited anyone who had a #MeToo story, and anyone who had someone they loved with a #MeToo story, to stand together in support and healing with one another. I still get choked up remembering the feeling of solidarity and the deep sorrow when, looking through my own tears, I saw that almost every person in the congregation had this shared experience regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender identity. It still haunts me.

One of the biggest program expansions we’ve had since last April is in the WCA’s student outreach programs. This school-year, the WCA Outreach Team will present to well over 1,000 individual junior high and high school students, engaging with many of the students multiple times. These students are learning about healthy relationships, healthy boundaries and consent. The newly named Youth REPs (Relationship Education Program) is a group of nine high school students from across the Treasure Valley who work closely with the WCA to create an empowering peer-to-peer network to talk about and model healthy relationships.

Think what that will make possible! This year’s junior and high school students are creating a culture of healthy relationships, healthy boundaries and consent that will reduce the number of sexual assaults and domestic abuse instances as they move through their life’s journey. Your financial support helps make this possible. This will culminate in a day where we can stand together in sharing the experience of healthy relationships and not the trauma of our #MeToo moments.

This is how we will achieve our vision of a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships.

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WCA Mission Tour

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Jul 28

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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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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

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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

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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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