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Taking Flight July 2021

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

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Taking Flight – July 2021

July Newsletter:
Independence, Empowerment and Resilience

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

During the month of July, we celebrate the fourth, we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country and so many things we take for granted. When I first started here at the WCA, there were things I did not even think of that relate to the work we do here and that tie directly back to freedom. When you think about freedom from the standpoint of who you can see, what you wear or how you choose to spend your money. Those are all freedoms that many of our clients do not get to enjoy. One that surprises a lot of people is financial freedom. Our Financial Empowerment Educator does an amazing job working with individuals and teaching them to understand how they can control the use of their funds. If you or someone you know has experienced dating, domestic or sexual violence and needs help, please call our 24-hour hotline: 208.343.7025

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!

    

Resiliency: What Is It and How To Build It

Abigail Clark, Childcare Provider

I have worked in childcare at the WCA for nearly two years, and through my time have gotten the opportunity to work with some of the most thoughtful, creative, intelligent, funny and strong youth I have ever met. The joy these children are willing to share highlights one of the greatest skills I see commonly in our children: resilience.

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Staff Spotlight: Sarah and Alyssa

A huge welcome to Sarah Loebs and Alyssa Bolin! These two are our new Crisis Case Managers. We are so grateful for your hard work and dedication to our clients!

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The Prevention Perspective

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change…” – Dr. Bruce Perry
In the violence prevention world, we put a lot of time and effort into educating young people and building individual skills.

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Philanthropy Files

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

When I joined the WCA in January of 2020, the story and origins of the Susan ”SueB” Newby 5K 10k Run and Walk, which takes place in October, became one of the first events I was introduced to by my colleagues in the Philanthropy team.
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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!

Bank of America Supports Domestic Violence Shelter Services

Bank of America has awarded a grant to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) to support programming for residents at the WCA’s secure domestic violence shelter campus. The $10,000 grant will be used to help fund wraparound services for the women and children staying at the shelter, including case management, counseling, financial empowerment programming, life skills classes and more.

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Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Keller Williams

The WCA is very grateful for the generous Corporate Pillar support of Keller Williams Realty Boise. Over 777 real estate agents work for Keller Williams Realty Boise and many support the WCA’s efforts to help our shelter children and women with their daily needs and also help fund our important work in the community.

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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars

    

Survivor Story

How to Cover a Bruise by Rebecca Evans

 

About Rebecca’s Work: My prose and poetry reflect, among many things, fractured relationships. Tangled by Blood focuses on the relationship between daughter and mother and how this fracturing relationship influences every subsequent relationship to follow, carrying scars and wounds throughout one’s life. I weave disability, domestic violence, and a fight for survival throughout my narratives with hope that I will start conversations, create awareness, compassion, and tolerance. I hope to inform, in a novel way, what it means to navigate this world as a woman, a Jew, a single mom, dwelling in broken body and spirit. I hope to connect my readers to a new experience, take them on a journey, busting past judgment and borders and boundaries. Mostly, I hope to help them feel less alone in their own experiences.

I realize much of my art is a difficult read, but here I’ve written it. Here, I’ve published some of these pieces. Here it is no longer about me, but my hard work at discovering me on the page and finding a place for this in the world, and in doing so, there will be much-needed conversations, a reminder that abuse lingers with the victim. A reminder how we carry stories across the passage of time, even when healed according to world-therapy standards.

I’ve infused my life’s work as a fitness expert, certified empowerment coach, writer, and poet into courses that I teach high school girls in the Juvenile system on a quarterly schedule through the Canyon County Court System. This work began as my passion project in 2006, offering this demographic support, choices, and mostly, hope. Many of these girls have suffered similar life experiences to my own and in sharing my story, my skillsets, my heart, I’ve realized that it sometimes takes one person who has overcome experiences to reach back and grab the hand of the next. I hope I can be that one person for these girls. Since the participants are court-ordered to attend my program, I don’t advertise. Instead, they are referred by their Probation Officers to attend my workshops.

Books on the Block

When: Tuesday, July 20 at 5-7 p.m.

Where: Rediscovered Books 8th Street Patio

What’s Happening:  Michelle Hazen, author of Unbreak Me will talk about her book and inspiration.

Wine and Appetizers served (donations appreciated)

Click here for more information

Shareable Content

One Abuser, Three Wives and Zero Accountability 

What More Can I Say? Simone vs Herself

What Emotional Abuse Really Means

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)

Virtual Talk To Your Teen Presentations
August 5: 6-7 p.m.
September 2: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentations
August 11: 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
September 8: 12- 1 p.m.

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentations
July 14: 12-1 p.m.
August 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
September 15: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:
July 22: 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
August 8: 5-5:40 p.m.
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
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 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

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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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

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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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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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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