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

With the NFL and Ray Rice saga this past season, domestic violence has been a common topic in the news, and many conversations are taking place in families, at work and on many different playing fields.

For many years, advocates for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence have argued that these types of abuse are glorified and the impacts minimized in music, television and movies. In a Public Service Announcement aired during The Grammy’s, President Obama said “It’s on us, all of us, to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated.”  This was followed by an impassioned speech by a survivor of domestic violence and friend to the WCA, Brook Axtell, about love and being human. This broadcast moment of thoughtful awareness culminated with Katy Perry’s performance of “By the Grace of God”, bringing the crowd to their feet.

Just this week, we received an online donation that was a direct result of the viral campaign #50DollarsNot50Shades, urging people to donate $50 to an agency providing services for survivors of domestic violence and to boycott the upcoming movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Putting our “money where our mouth is” will be the ultimate test of whether we can effect change in what is brought to us by the entertainment industry – whether it be the movies we go to, the television channels and programs we watch or the music we listen to.

I challenge every member of our community to give thought to the entertainment choices you make, and to be a cultural change-maker by making choices that don’t support those who choose to exploit the portrayal of domestic violence and sexual assault in the name of entertainment.

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Jun 22


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 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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