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Volunteer Spotlight: Lindsey Pontious-Brist

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

headshotWhat do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?

I am an Ambassador Lead.

How long have you been a volunteer?

Almost a year (officially).

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

The WCA has a lot of meaning to me and my family. Our family has been directly impacted by sexual and domestic abuse, so giving hope to those who are going through it, or have gone through it is so rewarding. When my sister was in an abusive relationship, she had a loving family to turn to for help, but a lot of women and children do not have that. It makes me so happy that, as volunteers or whatever we do at the WCA, we can be that family for those who do not have someone to turn to.

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

Working at the WCA has really opened my eyes to how much this happens in our community. I was passionate about the WCA before I started volunteering there, but now I have a deeper desire to make an impact in the community. I just keep saying “yes” to everything I can participate in at the WCA.

 

Find out how you can get involved in the WCA Ambassador program here.

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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

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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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