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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle

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Danielle S. - Court Adv VolTaking Flight:  What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?

Danielle:  I am currently volunteering in the Court Advocacy program twice a week where I help clients with the process of obtaining a protection order. This involves giving a brief orientation about the protection order process and supporting clients in the courtroom.

TF: How long have you been a volunteer?

Danielle:  I began volunteering after my internship ended in January of 2013, so about a year.

TF:  What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?

Danielle: In my current role as a Court Advocate volunteer, the most rewarding part for me is helping people who have undergone terrible situations obtain a sense of safety and security for themselves and their children. When I volunteer with the Christmas Sponsorship program, the most rewarding part is witnessing the abundance of gratitude from clients and the incredible generosity displayed by our community to help these mothers and fathers provide a Christmas for their children.

TF:  How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?

Danielle: Where to begin! I have acquired so much valuable knowledge and experience throughout the past year at the WCA that has influenced many aspects of my life. My experience at the WCA has served as a driving force behind my desire to pursue a career in victim services and has shaped the research I conduct as a graduate student. It has opened my eyes to the variety of things I can do to make a difference and positively influence the lives of others. It is truly inspiring to work with such a wonderful group of people who are so passionate about helping to improve the lives of their clients.

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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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