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Staff Spotlight: Jenn Spencer

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This month’s staff spotlight is on Jennifer Leigh Spencer, the new Volunteer and Events Coordinator at the WCA. Since joining the WCA in March 2017, Jenn has become an invaluable part of the team. She coordinates volunteers for various WCA activities and programs, as well as manages event logistics for the many fundraising and outreach events that occur year-round.

The WCA has opened Jenn’s eyes to how serious an issue domestic abuse is, and how prevalent it can be in our communities. “Since many of our survivors keep their abuse hidden to the public and even family and friends,” Jenn said, “it is so important to provide a safe place where they can heal in the comfort of people who have a commitment to helping them become the best they can be for them and their children.” Jenn is very grateful for the opportunity to work with the community and with volunteers who have a real passion for the WCA’s mission to break the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Last month, Jenn spearheaded the Back to School Sponsorship program for young clients of the WCA. This program yielded one of her most memorable moments from her time at the WCA. Jenn shared, “When I called a client with five children to let her know that we would be able to provide several gift cards to help with her back to school expenses, she broke down in tears which of course, turned on my waterworks. She was so grateful and it touched me so deeply that we have such a generous community that is able to provide a wonderful school year for true families in need. I am very blessed to be a part of the WCA!”

Prior to joining the WCA, Jenn worked as the Grants and Events Manager at Girl Scouts of Silver Sage for five years.

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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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