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Fascilla-EmilyThis month as we talk about freedom I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the freedoms I have.  Freedom of speech, education, self-expression. Freedom to work where I choose. Freedom to dress as I choose.

These freedoms, though they may seem universal to citizens of the United States, are often obstructed by domestic abuse. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Generally, by the time physical violence occurs, multiple instances on the power and control wheel below have already been put into place. Abuse is not simply physical violence, it is a pattern of power and control.

PowerandControl*

 

We each have the right to be safe, to choose our work, to choose our education, to choose how we handle finances, parenting, and our own bodies. But not all of us have the freedom to do so in our daily lives. Which brings me to another thing I am grateful for: you. Your support of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance helps our clients achieve safety, healing, and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. You help us provide the freedom for clients to put their past behind them and begin anew.

*Though this wheel uses gendered language, abuse can happen across all gender identities.

The Compassion Project is a monthly column by Emily Fascilla, Philantropy Specialist for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

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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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