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Volunteer Voice October 2021

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

 

Memorial Tree in Ann Morrison Park for Susan “SueB” Newby for the SueB 5K 10K virtual race

October is an important month for the WCA–it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We kicked off the month with our DVAM Press Conference on Friday, October 1. Officials and other agencies from across the valley came together to share information about critical victim services and honor first responders’ role in our communities. DVAM is a time to acknowledge survivors of domestic violence and be a voice for victims.

The WCA is particularly busy this time of year with fundraising and outreach efforts like Healing Begins with Hope, the SueB 5K 10K, the Clothesline Project and volunteer projects. We are so excited for our Healing Begins with Hope event to raise awareness in our community and to further our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Healing Begins with Hope will be completely virtual this year and you can register online here. Follow the WCA on social media to participate in our Be the Hope: 24 Ways campaign on October 29 to learn ways you can support our mission and make a difference in our community. If you would like more information about our events this month, please reach out to me at philanthropy@wcaboise.org.

As we commemorate DVAM this month, I want to express how thankful I am for our amazing WCA volunteers. Volunteers, through their service, remind our staff to take a deep breath. They increase our capacity to provide critical services to our community and are an invaluable part of our organization. 

Thank you for all of your hard work, passion, and dedication to the WCA mission and vision. We are so grateful for the time you choose to spend with us and I hope you know that you have a huge impact on the WCA staff, clients and our community.

With Gratitude,
Lupe
WCA Volunteer & Events Coordinator

Get Involved

Clothesline Project
Be on the lookout for these special displays in businesses and organizations in the valley. Check out the video we created last year: Clothesline Project Video.

Virtual Learning Opportunities
Break the Cycle
Never Your Fault
Talk to Your Teen

Podcasts
What Compassion Accomplishes
Worth – The Prevention Perspective 

WCA If These Walls Could Talk Mission Tour
See the new tour
* All volunteers must attend a tour

Questions about volunteering?
Contact: volunteer@wcaboise.org

Volunteer Spotlight

A big thank you to

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority

These lovely young women did some much-needed raking at our downtown office. Their service helps us maintain a clean, friendly environment for clients coming to appointments and support groups and allows our facility staff to focus more on client-facing projects. Thank you, LTA for all the hard work you put in! 

 

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