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Emily Headshot“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” – Goran Persson

With the New Year comes our newest column: The Compassion Project. In the last weeks of December we spent time highlighting the generosity, kindness, and compassion of our community. If you search the hashtag  #WhatCompassionAccomplishes on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, you can see these heartwarming stories. Thank you to those of you who participated.

Throughout the year, this column will feature the various ways to have compassion for others, for our specific organization, and for yourself – an underrated yet crucial component to fostering a healthy community. The word compassion is a noun and is perhaps best defined by its synonyms; empathy, care, concern, warmth, love, tolerance, kindness, humanity, and charity. Compassion’s antonyms: indifference and cruelty, have no place within our walls here at the WCA. We know how much good there is in the world, we get to see it every day. In people like you, our supporters and friends, in our fellow staff members, our volunteers, our Ambassadors. And finally in our clients and their children, who fight for a new life for themselves filled with care, concern, and love.

It is my pleasure to be able to bring this theme of compassion into 2017 for our readers.  I have worked for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance for just over three years. In my time here I have learned the same lesson again and again: transformation is possible. Individually, organization-wide, community-wide, and therefore, worldwide. Let us be the ones who collectively transform our world by allowing compassion lead our actions above all else.

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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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