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burrell-diana“I just want to thank you so much for signing me up for the gift donation. I am so very grateful. I have never had such a nice pan set and when I opened the box, I kept pulling out pans and it was a full pan set with lids. I started crying when I opened the gifts. I just can’t believe someone went out of their way to think of me. It makes me feel I am not alone because someone out there cares. I hope to one day do the same thing for someone else. Thanks for filling my life with hope again and making me feel important.”

The outpouring of donations and volunteers in December was awe-inspiring and we are truly grateful. The above quote is just one of the many heartfelt responses we had from our clients during the holidays, illustrating #WhatCompassionAccomplishes. The compassion of strangers gave this mother a tremendous sense of hope and belonging while assisting with essential support during December. It wasn’t just the pan set or the lids that made the difference – it was that someone took the time to do something kind for her.

As the New Year begins, many people are making resolutions to give back to their community through volunteerism. A new study suggests that the only resolutions we keep are the ones we enjoy, regardless of how “important” others may seem. While the WCA has numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and we hope you’ll enjoy them all year long, we want to highlight some of the volunteer needs of a few of our partner agencies. We impact thousands of women, men and children every year, and our partners complement our services with their unique and much-needed programs.

Our families with young children often rely on Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers for affordable, high quality pre-school and day care. As new babies are arriving daily, hoping to land in some loving arm, Giraffe Laugh always needs Rocking Grandparents.

Our families experiencing homelessness receive assistance from CATCH to find permanent housing. CATCH is building a dedicated office space and new entrance for Our Path Home, a partnership of 27 housing and service agencies (including the WCA). Once that new space opens in March, they will need volunteer help with reception, greeting and working with people experiencing homelessness.

Domestic abuse survivors whose abusers kept them out of the work force or prevented them from furthering their education may enroll in Create Common Good, which provides job training and life skills. They need volunteers who want to work one on one with trainees helping with mock interviews, ServeSafe testing and resume building.

Often, abuse causes separation of families, custody battles, or foster care placement of children. Family Advocates’ volunteer CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) ensures children have an advocate in the legal system who represents the child’s best interest.

Keep your New Year’s resolution this year by enjoying volunteerism and see #WhatCompassionAccomplishes in our community. Please help us reach our vision to foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships.

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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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