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Volunteer Appreciation Month

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volunteer appreciation month 1 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is also a very special month for the volunteer team here at the WCA, as it is also Volunteer Appreciation Month. This year’s theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “embrace your voice”. For staff and volunteers at the WCA, embracing our voices means speaking out against rape culture and violent behaviors, ending victim blaming, and supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

WCA volunteers embrace their voice every time they assist us with an event, project or in our facilities. They are vital to the work that we do to support survivors. Volunteers help us prepare for events, provide outreach, complete administrative tasks, sort donations in our thrift store and countless other tasks that are important to our day to day operations., Volunteers also serve as lifelines to survivors in the community by using their passion to tell others about us and our services.

volunteer appreciation month 2When we asked some of our core volunteers what embracing their voice meant to them, this is what we heard:

I may not have been able to help my own sister, but I am helping my other “sisters” in this life. – Bonnie C., administration and thrift store volunteer

Put your best foot forward with a smile on your face. –Kathy G., administration volunteer

 My voice is my heart and passion for speaking out in support of the WCA, encouraging victims to become survivors and advocates, and to raise community awareness in the battle against domestic violence and rape.  I found my voice through the WCA.  I will be silenced in fear no more! –Cindy M., crisis center volunteer

From the volunteer team and the entire WCA staff, thank you so much for embracing your voice and putting that voice to action. You are our greatest champions, strongest advocates, and the foundation of our organization. We appreciate you not only in the month of April, but the work you do all year long is what truly keeps us going!

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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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