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Taking Flight: May 2021

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Taking Flight – May 2021

May Newsletter:
Healing Happens Here

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The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One of the things I do to keep mentally healthy is to get out in nature, especially during this time of year. Getting out in nature and enjoying the beauty is a panacea for me. Please know that if you are struggling with any mental health issues that relate to the issues of sexual assault, domestic abuse, or domestic violence, we are here to help. You are not alone. Please call our 24-hour hotline: 208.343.7025. We have clinicians that are specially trained and are ready to help.

Newsletters

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

    

Putting Words to our Experiences: Languishing

Jenn Johnson, LMSW

Over the past year, it may seem like you have heard a lot more “meh” “blah” or “fine” responses to the simple question of “how are you?” Maybe you’ve noticed yourself struggling to find motivation, having difficulty concentrating, or turning to TV and social media more than you’d prefer.

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What is Emotional Abuse?

Rachel Abell, Court Advocate

At the WCA, we believe abuse is not limited to physical and sexual violence. Emotional abuse is one common form of abuse that can often be minimized in severity because it does not leave physical scars.

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The Prevention Perspective

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

Preventing domestic, dating or sexual violence requires a myriad of strategies. There are individual, relational, community and societal level factors that all play a role in violence prevention.

» Read More

Philanthropy Files

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

Last week we wrapped up our Idaho Gives Campaign. Thank you to everyone who followed our campaign, donated, liked, shared our social media and chose to support the work we do!

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Staff Spotlight: Emma Ramirez and Olivia Harris

These two amazing ladies are some of the first faces you will see at our Washington Location. We are so happy to have you on board. Thank you for your deep passion and hard work!

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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!

Women’s Voices Book Club

May 20 at 7-9 pm on ZOOM
Register here!

May’s pick is The Smallest Lights in the Universe by Sara Seager.
Sara Seager has always been in love with the stars: so many lights in the sky, so much possibility. Now a pioneering planetary scientist, she searches for exoplanets—especially that distant, elusive world that sustains life. But with the unexpected death of Seager’s husband, the purpose of her own life becomes hard for her to see. Suddenly, at forty, she is a widow and the single mother of two young boys. For the first time, she feels alone in the universe.

Click here to purchase The Smallest Lights in the Universe

Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Albertsons

We are so appreciative of Albertsons Companies’ generous Corporate Pillars sponsorship of the WCA’s clients and our work in the community. Albertsons is also a remarkable in-kind sponsor of items donated for the women’s and children’s essential needs at the WCA’s shelter campus.

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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars

                   

Shareable Content

Boise’s Women’s and Children’s Alliance Kicks Off New Campaign

Start a Conversation

Domestic Violence Can Double Risk of Preterm Birth

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 Break The Cycle Presentations
May 19th: 12-1 pm
May 19th: 6:30-7:30 pm

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentations
May 26th: 12-1 pm 
May 26th: 6:30-7:30 pm

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

When:
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

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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