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Staff Spotlight: Meet Maggie

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Maggie B. - CC InternMaggie Burkett, Client Advocate/Case Manager Intern

What do you do in your job at the WCA?

I am a first year master social work intern from Boise State University and currently I am working as a case manager. I work to advocate for and empower clients through achieving their goals and increasing their self-sufficiency. Some goals might include, finding a safe and affordable place to live, attaining employment, going back to school, and/or receiving medical care.

How long have you been with the WCA?

I have been interning at the WCA since September 2014.

Where did you work prior to joining the WCA team?

Before joining the WCA I was a program assistant at the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare for both the Sexual Violence Prevention Program and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Program. I also had the opportunity to volunteer in Kenya, Africa building fresh-water filtration systems and assisting HIV/AIDS support groups with income-generating projects.

What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?

There are many things I find rewarding about working at the WCA! One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is witnessing the growth our clients achieve. Their smile and increased sense of confidence is the best! In addition, I find it extremely rewarding to be a part of such a caring and professional team that has established a very supportive environment for me to learn and grow professionally. Thank you!

How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?

Through my work here I have become more aware of the systemic impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault on individuals, families, and our community as well as the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness in our community. I have grown as an advocate for women and children and my passion for this work continues to grow both professionally and personally.

Is there a memorable moment or story that you’d like to share that you have experienced at the WCA?

I feel that every day the dedicated staff at the WCA is helping to bring positive change into the lives of many individuals and families throughout the Boise community! I am thankful and proud that I can be a part of this organization and do my part to make a difference and say #NoMore to domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Sep 29

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 05

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 10

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 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 14

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 20

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 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 How: Register here for either a 12noon or 7 p.m. virtual viewing time As the WCA celebrates 113 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date for Healing Begins with […]

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