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burrell-diana“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” Herbert Hoover.

As I think about freedom, I am reminded of the story of one of our former clients. I’ll call her Alia (not her real name). As a thank you gift to the WCA staff, Alia made a feast and brought it to our downtown location. As I was enjoying her delicious food and thoughtfulness, I reflected on her journey.

Alia had come to the WCA about six months prior with only her children and the clothes on their backs. While living in Serena’s House, she worked hard. She worked closely with a WCA case manager to connect with resources, she worked closely with our Court Advocates as she navigated the legal morass of divorce and custody of her children. Alia and her children worked with our specially trained clinicians to heal and learn how to build healthy relationships. Alia attended and graduated from the WCA’s Financial Education program and earned a position in Create Common Good’s food service skills training program.

Alia’s gift of food to the WCA staff was in celebration of her graduation from Create Common Good. In the period of six months, she and her children were safe, they were healing from years of abuse and building strong, healthy relationships with one another. Alia had a financially stable job, a safe home for her children and they were free from abuse.

That’s what freedom looks like to a WCA client. It was possible thanks to the generosity of our community.

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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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