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CEO Update August 6, 2020

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

“It’s really easy to fall into the trap of believing that what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it’s the opposite that’s true: What we are ultimately determines what we do!” – Fred Rogers

StatueAs is true for many these days, I have been spending time thinking about how I can better reflect in my words and actions what I believe in my heart. And like many organizations, I have also been spending time with my leadership team talking about who and what we are as an organization and how we can better reflect what we believe.

Our mission is safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. As we strive to provide services to all those in our community who have been traumatized by domestic abuse and sexual assault — we are asking ourselves if we are doing enough to reach those who need us. How do we make our spaces feel safe for all those who come through our doors? These are conversations we have had from time to time over the past many years — but they are even more important right now. We are committed individually and as an agency to bring more people into the conversation and to hold these ongoing conversations to ensure we come across to ALL as accepting and welcoming.

My good friend Dan Prinzing from the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights has engaged with us for discussions about diversity, inclusion and a culture of human rights. One of the many things I appreciate about Dan is his advice, which is something I believe can resonate with all of us: “It’s not that we each do the same thing, it’s that we each do something.”

With that as a framework, I ask that you consider what you can do personally during these troubling and uncertain times. For me, it has been to continue to share about the work we do at the WCA each and every day. As you think about what you can do — don’t forget that making our work possible is something — something important that you are already doing.

We are the WCA and we are here. Our doors are open. We are committed to evaluating the way we operate and improving the way we deliver services. Your support and interactions with us help make our work possible and to better serve our community we are committed to an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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EVENTS

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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Apr 23

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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