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Taking Flight: April 2021

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Taking Flight – April 2021

April Newsletter:
Sexual Assault is Never Your Fault

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At the WCA, April is a month where we choose to focus on the message that sexual assault is never your fault. We do that by highlighting Denim Day, which takes place on the last Wednesday of April. This year Denim Day is on April 28th. Join us this month in supporting survivors, starting the conversation about consent and make a statement against victim-blaming.

2021 TWIN Awards

Join us virtually for the 28th annual TWIN Awards Event on Thursday, April 15th at 12 pm! 

TWIN honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles.

Click here to sign up for the free virtual event.

Denim Day: April 28th

Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming.

Join us on April 28th by wearing denim with a purpose! And don’t forget to tag us on social media showing your support!
Order Denim Day materials here!

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The Compassion Project

Becca Maguire, Outreach Specialist

April is a very busy month for us here at the WCA. Not only is it Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month but we also have Denim Day on April 28th.

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Never Your Fault

Caitlin Lanier, LMSW

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and we are so honored to share this piece written by a local Boise therapist, Brian Peck, LCSW.

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Philanthropy Files: Collaboration is Key

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

April is a busy month here at The WCA! Like many months we are working tirelessly to make sure that we can educate our communities to understand the work we do and how you can help us achieve our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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The Prevention Perspective

Cody Hafer, Prevention Program Specialist

This April marks the 20th anniversary of the observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which is a historic feat!

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Crave! Delivery and Mai ThaiSupporting Our Clients

Our community is constantly giving back and supporting our clients on their journey to safety, healing and freedom. Especially during these times, our work is only possible through the support of our community.

We would like to highlight just a few special cases that have happened recently.

Click here to read about the amazing support we have received!

There are simply too many companies, families and individuals to list. Check out our Facebook page for more fun photos and stories!

Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Corwin Ford

The WCA is so grateful for the support of Corwin Ford, a Freedom Level Corporate Pillar. Located in Nampa’s Idaho Center Auto Mall, Corwin Ford has been family-owned and operated for over 100 years.

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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars

                   

Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund

 

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation.

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Scentsy Supports Domestic Violence Shelter

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $ 10,000 from the Scentsy Family Foundation to support the WCA’s emergency shelter and transitional home serving women and children fleeing domestic and sexual violence.

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Shareable Content

We Can End Digital Victim-Blaming: How to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence Online

But, Why Did you Stay?

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Poster Print-outs Available 

Another way we reach vulnerable people is through posters that can be displayed in public bathrooms. We recently heard from Albertson’s corporate offices that they have these posters displayed in their women’s and men’s restrooms to reach people who may need our services.

Click here for a link to print posters if you know of somewhere that could benefit!

Listen to The Prevention Perspective Podcast and The What Compassion Accomplishes Podcast!

Newsletters

    

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!

When: Every Monday at Noon

Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentations
April 14 at 6:30 pm
April 29 at 12pm

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation
April 21 at 6:30 pm

Virtual Talk To Your Teens Presentation
April 22 at 6 pm

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:
April 22: 11:30 am-12:10 pm
May 10: 5-5:40 pm
May 27: 11:30 am-12:10 pm
June 14: 5-5:40 pm
June 24: 11:30 am- 12:10 pm

Click here to sign up for “If These Walls Could Talk” Virtual Tour

Piece of Hope Campaign
April 12-May 1, 2021
All Stinker Locations in Idaho
Provide a Piece of Hope for a Child

Idaho Gives 
April 29- May 6

Wish List

Donations are being accepted both via our Amazon Wish List and at our 720 W Washington location at our 8th Street entrance (please ring the doorbell at top of ramp) at the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4 pm

Please click here to view our Wish List. 

Please contact volunteer@wcaboise.org or call 208.343.3688 ext. 241 to schedule any large drop offs.

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EVENTS

May 19

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 19

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.  

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May 26

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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May 26

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Educational Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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