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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273

Prevention Perspective: New Year Resolutions

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus
Prevention Program Manager

The New Year can be a time for us to reflect on what has been, as well as a time to look to the future and envision what could be. A violence-free world IS possible. Each and every day, we can all take steps to make this world a reality.

Here are a few things that you can do to help prevent domestic and sexual violence:

  1. Be the Change. Reflect on your own relationships; not only romantic relationships, but friendships and relationships with family members as well. Set an intention to model healthy behaviors like trust, respect and equality in all of the relationships in your life.

  1. Share Information. Invite a local organization, like the WCA, to come speak at your workplace or with a group of your friends. Let others know that you are committed to working toward a world free from violence.

  1. Talk to a Child. Teach your children about healthy relationships, boundaries and respect. Let them know that they deserve to have fun, happy, healthy relationships with their friends, peers, dating partners and family members.

  1. Donate Time, Talent or Treasures. Many organizations like the WCA rely on volunteers and support from their communities. Reach out to an agency to see how you can help.

  2. Change Your Focus. Set an intention for yourself to actively practice ways to prevent violence every day. Support girls and women as leaders, challenge traditional gender norms and values-centered in power and aggression, call out victim-blaming language and instead ask “why does one person feel like they have the right to do this to another person?”.



Jun 22


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 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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