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Taking Flight: March 2021

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

 

Taking Flight – March 2021

March Newsletter: Change Happens Here

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

March is a month of many changes. Amazing change happens here at the WCA. We are so fortunate to be apart of change for individuals when they feel that the time is right for them to leave. We put an emphasis on knowing how gender-based violence can severely impact individuals who are gender non-conforming, women and children, and individuals of different races. As you think about the work we do at the WCA, you can help us, especially this week, which is NoMore week, by sharing information to your networks that abuse and violence are unacceptable. Join us in raising your voices in making this NoMore week visible and making this unacceptable in our society.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call our 24-hour domestic abuse hotline: 208.343.7025

NoMore Week

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!

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Gender Based Violence

Erin Vlamis, Court Advocate Manager

Typically, when people hear the phrase “gender-based violence” they automatically assume that is exclusive to women and girls, however, that is simply not the case. Gender-based violence is violence that is directed at an individual based on their biological sex or gender identity and is an issue that people all over the world face.

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The Prevention Perspective: NoMore Week 2021

Tracy Darling-DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

It’s No More Week 2021, and we want you to know that change happens here! In regards to violence prevention, I think it is critical that we ground ourselves in the belief that we can create change.

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Philanthropy Files: Women’s Role in Philanthropy

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

Each March in celebration of Women’s History Month we often find ourselves gathering to celebrate the many contributions that women have made to our nation and the wider world.

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Women’s Voices Book Club with Rediscovered Books

March 18th from 7-9 pm on ZOOM

March’s pick is Outlawed by Anna North.
While Westerns are not usually my genre of choice, this book absolutely was!! In a unique mix reminiscent of A Handmaid’s Tale meets True Grit, Outlawed was magnificent. North’s “bad guy” gang of barren women from all walks of life are brassy, brave, and general badasses. Reimagining a dystopian post-Flu Wild West and the Hole in the Wall gang as all-female, this story was an engaging and gritty page-turner.

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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: Concrete Construction Supply


Here at the WCA, we are so grateful for all of our amazing Corporate Pillars. Our work relies upon community support and having so many local businesses and organizations choose to join us on the road to providing safety, healing and freedom to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault is remarkable.

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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars

     

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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!



Virtual Presentations


     March 10: 12-1pm           March 11: 12-1pm               March 11: 6-7pm

Newsletters

    

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!

When: Every Monday at Noon

Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Bea Informed 

When: 
March 17: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
March 25: 5-6 pm

Click here to sign up for Bea Informed

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:
April 22: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
May 5: 8:30-9:30 pm
May 10: 5-6 pm
May 27: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

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

10 Barrel Chartiy of the Quarter Night 
March 16th from 5-9pm

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

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault 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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Apr 23

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: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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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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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle 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 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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