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November and December are always humbling at the WCA. I’m overwhelmed by the acts of compassion from the community.  Eighty families were sponsored by members of our community so they could enjoy a peaceful, joyous Christmas. Over 1,000 Giving Tree tags were taken by members of the community and our cupboards are re-stocked so that families checking into our Shelter throughout the New Year will have diapers, formula, and warm clothing. Other donations from our Wish List also poured in.

I had the pleasure of speaking with a lovely woman whose birthday is at the end of December. She asks her friends and family to give her cash in lieu of birthday and Christmas gifts so that she can shop for items on our Wish List. She does this because she and her mom could have used the services of an organization like the WCA when she was growing up.

The monetary gifts are heartwarming as well. From the $11.72 grade school children raised for us at a bake sale, to the $2,600 gift from a first time donor, to the multitude of donations of all sizes we’ve received from people in honor of family and friends who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

I was sharing some of these stories with one of our Case Managers. She told me how much these acts of compassion mean to our clients. Knowing that members of our community care about them and want to help them gives our clients a huge emotional lift.  This is What Compassion Accomplishes.

Warm wishes for a healthy and happy 2017!

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.“  Dalai Lama

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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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