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Ahhhh, I love this time of year! The warmth of the red and gold leaves balances the slight chill in the air. Life’s pace seems to slow down just a touch following a busy summer and before the hustle and bustle of December is upon us. And then there’s Thanksgiving – my favorite holiday.

While I always try to live with an attitude of gratitude, Thanksgiving for me is a time to more consciously and actively express appreciation for all of life’s gifts. The big and the small. Sometimes I am grateful for something extremely practical like Watson (our black Lab) not eating the lunch I accidentally left on the kitchen counter! Sometimes, I am grateful for the salmon hues in the sunrise or the smile of a stranger I passed on the street. Every day I am grateful to live in such a giving and compassionate community.

I’ve seen that compassion and generosity from several young people in the last few weeks. Eagle Scouts, with the help of their neighbors, brought in three carloads of supplies for our shelter and books for our kids. An eight year-old boy used all of his birthday money to buy socks and underwear for other little boys – boys he doesn’t know – who live in our shelter. I’ve also seen some of our most philanthropic donors increase their giving and volunteering because they know how important our vision of fostering a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships is for all of us.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

Please take some time this month to express what you are grateful for. A sunrise, a smile, a safe and healthy relationship, a compassionate community…

I’m grateful for you!

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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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