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Raising Awareness about Domestic Violence

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Raising Awareness about the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Ada County

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA), Ada County Commissioners and Mayors and other elected officials of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, Kuna and Star officially declared October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” (DVAM) on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in a joint press conference at the Ada County Paramedics headquarters.

Hadley Mayes, Ada County Paramedics Public Information Officer and domestic violence survivor said Ada County Paramedics typically respond to at least one battery call every day.

“Domestic violence happens everywhere and Ada County is no exception,” Mayes said. “The frequency with which our paramedics respond to 911 calls of this nature tells us domestic violence is an issue in our community.”

This joint proclamation press conference was an incredibly impactful event for residents of Ada County. The collaboration of these elected officials and public agencies is paramount in raising awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in the Treasure Valley and of the resources available, and we’re so grateful to have their support.

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EVENTS

Aug 25

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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