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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and so for the WCA it is an extremely busy month, filled with lots of outreach efforts.  Each outreach effort is designed to raise awareness of the services we offer while educating our community on the complexities inherent in domestically abusive situations.  There are no pat answers, or easy solutions, but there are some common threads that everyone can be made aware of.

October is also breast cancer awareness month, and something that really made an impression on me several years ago as I noticed how much more visibility is given to the issue of breast cancer versus domestic abuse is that women are twice as likely to suffer domestic abuse during their lifetime as they are to get breast cancer.  Let me restate that again – 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, 1 in 4 will be in a domestically abusive relationship.  And this does not even include the men who will suffer from domestic abuse.

So – as we think about the devastating effects of cancer that people are more and more willing to talk about, I encourage you to also think about the fact that for every woman who has breast cancer there are an average of 2 women that have been or are currently suffering in an abusive relationship. 

My hope is that as this realization sinks in, we will all work together as a community to ensure healthy relationships for all.  Certainly given the news coverage provided to some very high profile cases recently, the time for this conversation appears to be now.

EVENTS

Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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