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Philanthropy Files: Preserve Our Services

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Laura Honn - Philanthropy Manager

Laura Honn – Philanthropy Manager

October is an important month here at the WCA. Not only is it Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it’s also when our Healing Begins with Hope Outreach and Fundraising Event takes place. This year is unique, and like many other organizations, we decided to move our annual event to be completely virtual. And as the months have passed, we realized how much of an opportunity hosting the event virtually has provided.

Our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault is always at the forefront of our minds and work. Each day when I come to work I can see our mission in action, whether it’s seeing our front desk department specialists helping an emergency walk-in client or greeting a survivor as she and her children pick up their generously donated back to school supplies. I see the impact we have daily on this community and I want you to see that impact too.

This past few months survivors within our community have needed us more than ever and this year’s Healing Begins with Hope event offers you the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from some of those courageous survivors and hear the impact the WCA has had on their journey towards freedom.

Since the stay at home order began, the need for our services has increased significantly. In April alone we saw a 194% increase in domestic violence-related calls to our hotlines and those calls have continued to come in at unprecedented high levels. In 2019, we had four emergency intakes for the whole year and since the pandemic began in April we have had 14.

Home is not safe for everyone, but we are here. I see and hear the effects of these increases each day, but this year’s virtual event now provides a unique opportunity for you to hear them too. Joining us means you share our commitment to preserving our vital services and to achieving our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

This year, for your convenience we are offering three opportunities to tune in and watch our Healing Begins with Hope event: Noon and 7 p.m. on October 30 or 10 a.m. on October 31. This event will be the highlight of our day of impact, which will run from Noon October 30 to Noon October 31 and you can register for the time that works for you here.

Please consider inviting a friend to join you, as we strive to reach as many members of our community, so that all those who need us may know and access our services.

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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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