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Staff Spotlight: Meet Gloria

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Gloria KGloria Krommenhoek, WCA Lead Client Advocate
What do you do in your job at the WCA?
I assist WCA clients with accessing safe shelter and other services within the agency. I ensure the safe and secure operation of our emergency shelter, while supporting and advocating for our residents and their children. I answer two crisis lines and assist callers with their needs, both within our agency and out and assist people that walk in off the street. I help train new client advocates as they are hired and try to support my co-workers. I work with an amazing team of Client Advocates.

How long have you been with the WCA?
December will mark five years that I have been with the WCA

Where did you work prior to joining the WCA team?
Before joining the WCA team I worked 10 years at another domestic violence shelter/program.

What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?
Giving people hope. Watching as women transform their lives and the lives of their children.

How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?
I have come to believe that everyone deserves a chance and respect. If we are not here on this earth to help each other through life and contribute to each other’s lives, then what is really the purpose?!

Is there a memorable moment or story that you’d like to share that you have experienced at the WCA?
Not long ago I had a “walk-in” from a young woman. I spoke with her and asked what the WCA could do to help. The woman had been sexually assaulted by a boyfriend about 5 years ago. The woman did not report the assault and told only her mother about it. The mother was very supportive. The victim stated she had recently seen the man that raped her and it “stirred up a lot of emotion.” She was seeking assistance in making a police report. She was scared and unsure of what would happen. I helped her to contact the appropriate agencies and waited with her for call backs and direction. I spent about two hours with this young lady until she left to meet with the police and a Victim Witness Coordinator. She asked if I would give her a hug and thanked me for doing what I do. She was very grateful to the WCA for being available to help during a scary and unsure time. The woman decided to seek counseling through the WCA to work through the emotional damage and to begin the healing process. This is just one of the reasons I do what I do…

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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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