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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Carlene

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Carlene Hansen, WCA Volunteer Court Advocate

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

I am a court advocate as well as in the past being a speaker and my story is shared in the fundraising DVD that have been shown to companies.

How long have you been a volunteer?

I have been a volunteer for several years.

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

My work is rewarding because it is my way to pay it forward. The WCA has been such a blessing to my children and myself. There is no way I could ever pay them back so in a small way I am hoping to pay it forward.

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

I have grown volunteering for the WCA. Every time I share my story for the WCA or sit with a petitioner in court, it is a reminder that I have grown past who I once was into someone new.

I have grown from a frightened little caterpillar into a butterfly that forever will fly free because someone, the WCA, cared enough to help me emerge from my cocoon strong with a heart to pay it forward.

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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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