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The Community Grant

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The Women’s and Children’s Alliance has the good fortune to participate in the Community Grant from The Deseret Industries, since 2015. In the past two years the Community Grant has provided assistance to twenty five clients that have moved into their new, safe home.  The Community Grant assists clients with securing household items such as; linens, bedding, vacuums, clothes, baby items, dishes, furniture and electronics.

The Community Grant is designed to increase feelings of self-worth and self-sufficiency. It gives clients an opportunity to have a fresh start in a home they can call their own.

“In December of 2016, “Jane” and her four young children moved out of the Shelter Program into their very own apartment. “Jane” had left her partner of almost 20 years with nothing for herself or her children; she was starting over from scratch. The family was able to get assistance from a few local agencies to get beds, but with this grant the family was able to go shopping and find items to make their new apartment their home. They each got linens for their new beds, towels for their bathrooms, some kitchen utensils and dishes, and many smaller items that make a house a home.”

– Ashley Schrieber, Case Manager

“In Case Management the clients work on establishing goals for stability. One of the most important goals for “Laura” was to find safe housing. Living on her own was something that she had never experienced before, as her husband was the sole financial provider for the family. “Laura” was determined to make it and she did. Recently, she was able to establish housing in a beautiful two bedroom apartment. “Laura” accessed the Community Grant to help with the purchase of a dresser, desk, kitchen table, chairs, and a couch that she otherwise may have not been able to get on her own.”

– Amy Howard, Case Manager

These stories are just a snapshot of what the Deseret Industries’ Community Grant does for the clients at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. With these community partnerships we can help families settle into a safe and comfortable home.

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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 05

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 10

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 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 14

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 20

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 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 How: Register here for either a 12noon or 7 p.m. virtual viewing time As the WCA celebrates 113 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date for Healing Begins with […]

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