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Taking Flight August 2021

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

 


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Taking Flight – August 2021

Self-Care is Relationship Care

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

Bea talks about WCA’s Back to School Program and supporting your own children. #WhatCompassionAccomplishes

Self-Care is Relationship Care

Are you feeling run down, stressed out, or just a little out of sorts? The chances are that if you are feeling this way — it is impacting your relationships, even if unintentionally. So, if you think about it, taking care of yourself is taking care of those you care about and your relationships.

Take time out of your day–event just a few minutes to do something kind for yourself. Try these few self-care tips and click here for more information.

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Newsletters

In February we switched to one email a month for the WCA.
Outreach Volunteers, Volunteers, Ambassadors and Corporate Pillars click below to see your monthly newsletter!

    

Striving for Holistic Wellness

Dr. Beronica Salazar, Programs Director

During this season, my hope for everyone is to take time to focus on wellness. Also, to think about wellness in a way that celebrates each success individuals make to meet their wellness goals, rather than getting stuck with what was missed or what we did wrong. Wellness is multidimensional and it requires us to continuously examine all areas of ourselves.

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Mini Joys, a charitable organization whose purpose is to promote joy, hope and healing through programs using compassionate miniature horses for those facing physical, mental or emotional challenges, has been a long-time supporter of the WCA. We had a chat with Founder and Executive Director, Laurie Bell, to learn more about all things Mini Joys!

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The Prevention Perspective

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

It’s August, which means that kids are headed back to school! Whether they’re going into elementary, middle, high school or college, everyone deserves to have safe, healthy relationships. As adults, we may underestimate the difficulty that young people may have navigating relationships.

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Philanthropy Files

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

Supporting the WCA comes in many shapes and sizes, and I wanted to spend some time this month talking about our amazing supporters who work closely with our Facilities Manager, Brandi, to help meet the needs of our buildings. Our community is very generous and we benefit from the kindness of some great local businesses and contractors who chose to support our mission of safety healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault through in-kind donations.
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Supporting 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!

KeyBank Foundation Grant 2021

KeyBank Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) to support financial empowerment education programming for residential and community clients. The funding will be used to provide educational workshops for adults, youth and teens, and individual coaching sessions.

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Corporate Pillar Spotlight: St. Luke’s

We are so grateful and honored to have St. Luke’s Health System as Freedom Level corporate support of the WCA!

As the only Idaho-based, not-for-profit health system, led by local board members to further the organization’s mission “To improve the health of people in the communities we serve,” St. Luke’s plays a vital role in providing the best possible care for families, friends and neighbors.

 

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Compassion Project:  Meeting the Community Where They Are

WCA staff have been working with the City of Meridian, Meridian Police Department and the Meridian Library District to help people in one of Idaho’s fastest-growing communities. Initially, our intent was to figure out the best way to provide more services to those in need and connect those who need services with the WCA. And our first priority quickly became clear, we needed to raise awareness in the Meridian community about the free, confidential community-based resources available through the WCA.
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Our thanks to these Corporate Pillars

   

Shareable Content

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Ask Amanda: Can I Make Anxiety Attacks Stop

What is Elder Abuse?

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!

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!

When: Every Monday at Noon

Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Outreach Tabling at Meridian Library
1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian, ID 83642
Every Wednesday in August 2 – 5 p.m.

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation
September 8: Noon – 1 p.m.

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation
August 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
September 15: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation
September 2, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m.

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:
August 26: 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
September 13: 5 – 5:40 p.m.

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

SueB 5K/10K
October 3-9, 2021
Register Here

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 p.m.

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

Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 29

2021

Be the Hope | 24 Ways

24 Ways Join us and Be the Hope in our community; every little piece of hope makes a difference and we ask that you unleash the power of radical generosity and awareness by taking part in 1 or more of our 24 Ways. By supporting the WCA today you can double your impact where every […]

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 30

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.30.21 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Nov 19

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 11.19.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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