24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025

EXIT

24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

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.

bea signatue purple

 

 

 

Back to Blog >>

EVENTS

Aug 25

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 […]

learn more

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 […]

learn more

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’ […]

learn more

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 […]

learn more

GET INVOLVED

PREVENTION & OUTREACH

VOLUNTEER

DONATE

© 2021 Women's and Children's Alliance | Privacy Policy | Equal Opportunity Policies