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Taking Flight: February 2021

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

Taking Flight – February 2021

February Newsletter: We Are All Worthy of Healthy Relationships

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

February is an exciting time here at the WCA! The first of this month saw the rollout of our brand new website as well as the start of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We have a very special section on our new website called the Prevention HUB, and it is specifically designed to provide tools and resources for our youth as well as anyone who is working with youth. This includes parents, teachers and friends – please check it out! This year’s TDVAM theme is “Know Your Worth,” and it is almost as if they took a page out of our teens’ book. Please join us this month, and learn more about what is going on with the younger folks in your life. Check out our Prevention HUB, and see what you can do to help our young people create a healthy environment.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call our 24-hour hotline: 208.343.7025 or call loveisrespect.org 1.866.331.9474.



Compassion Project: Education is Key

Becca Maguire, Outreach Speciailist

At The WCA, we believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual assault in our community. Over the past few months, we have been working hard to get important resources and information out to you.

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The Prevention Perspective: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Tracy Darling-DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

February is recognized nationally as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Unfortunately, abuse in relationships among teens is all too common. Each year, millions of teens experience violence by dating partners

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Teen Dating Violence Q&A with Ailis and Cody

Cody Hafer, Prevention Program Specialist

February marks the annual observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), where we join with young people all over the country to raise awareness about teen dating violence, and focus on advocacy and education to prevent dating abuse before it starts.

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Philanthropy Files: The Importance of a Community Network

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

Building a strong community network has been at the heart of what we do. We are so grateful for all of our dedicated and loyal supporters, who have helped us get through the challenges of 2020.

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Impacts of Violence on Women of Color

Maya Renee, Client Advocate

While writing this piece I felt my heart, mind and emotions go several different ways. I suppose it’s simply because it’s truly a struggle to condense the multiple deep-rooted factors that impact the message of this article in just a few paragraphs…

Children and Healthy Relationships

Emina Delic, Childcare Manager

Healthy relationships like all other subjects come in many forms. There are familial, platonic and romantic relationships all around us. They are first seen in our family circles. As children get older that circle expands with each developmental stage.

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#KnowYourWorth Call for Content

 

This February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), the WCA Youth REPs are hosting a call for content.  We are specifically looking for visual art content created by teens for teens that we can use throughout the year on our social media platforms to share resources, spread awareness, and advocate for dating violence prevention.  We want content that is unique, fun, and engaging – think outside the box, lean into TikTok trends, be bold and original!  We really hope you’ll consider creating and submitting content.  Please click on the link below for all the guidelines, as well as information on how to submit.

Click here for the #KnowYourWorth call for content guidelines!

Staff Spotlight: Spring Interns

Come meet our FABULOUS Spring Interns!

Welcome Corrin, Jess, Maddie, Tessa, and Kendra! We are so excited to have you working with our Communications, Outreach and Philanthropy teams!

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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!

Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Saint Alphonsus Health System

One Corporate Pillar that amazes us is Saint Alphonsus Health System.
Saint Alphonsus is there 24/7 serving the vulnerable and underserved. They save lives. Through collaboration with nurses, physicians, social workers, and others in the clinical environment, Saint Alphonsus provides a vital resource to free patients of domestic abuse and sexual assault situations.

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Corporate Pillar Logos

     

Shareable Content

Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence
When Your Teen is Dating an Abuser
Nagel Foundation Grant 2020

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 first epsiode of The Prevention Perspective Podcast!



Newsletters

    

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!

When: Every Monday at Noon

Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Bea Informed 

When: 

February 17: 5-6 pm

March 17: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Click here to sign up for Bea Informed

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:

February 16: 5:15-6:15 pm

March 8: 5-6 pm

March 24: 12-1 pm

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

#KnowYourWorth Virtual Youth REP Event

When: 

February 26 from 5-6pm

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

Feb 26

2021

#KnowYourWorth Virtual Event

A virtual event center on TDVAM, featuring youth leaders discussing TDV and its impact, as well as virtual content created by young folks that promotes resources, spreads awareness, or embodies prevention. Thursday, February 26th: 5-6pm on ZOOM More information to come!

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Feb 28

2021

#KnowYourWorth Call for Content

This February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), the WCA Youth REPs are hosting a call for content.  We are specifically looking for visual art content created by teens for teens that we can use throughout the year on our social media platforms to share resources, spread awareness, and advocate for dating violence prevention.  […]

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Mar 07

2021

NoMore Week 2021

NO MORE Week is March 7-13, 2021 Inspiring everyone to make change and help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities. No matter where you are, #ChangeHappensHere. Join #WCABoise and share your NO MORE Week #ChangeHappensHere sign! Are you a change-maker? Tell us why you say NO MORE with your own NO […]

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Mar 10

2021

Fundraiser at Bella Aquila Ristorante-March

The Second Wednesday of every month benefits the Women’s and Children’s Alliance at Bella Aquila Ristorante. Sponsored by Bella Aquila Ristorante and Street Shield Self Defense Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4 PM MST – 9 PM MST Bella Aquila Ristorante 775 Rivershore Lane Eagle, Idaho

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Mar 17

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Wednesday, March 17: 11:30 […]

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Mar 22

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Monday, March 22: 5 […]

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Mar 30

2021

Bea Informed

Join WCA CEO, Bea Black for a one-hour virtual information session, hear about WCA services and learn how you can get involved and support the important work of the organization and what you can do to support those in our community affected by the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Tuesday, March 30: Noon […]

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Apr 01

2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1-30, 2021 Find more about the national campaign here

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Apr 15

2021

Tribute to Women and Industry

28th Annual Virtual “TWIN” Awards Celebration April 15, 2021 Join us from Noon – 1:30 p.m. The annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN): Honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles Salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day 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. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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