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WHITTENBERGER FOUNDATION GRANT

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

November 25, 2020

 WHITTENBERGER FOUNDATION SUPPORTS WCA CLIENTS
Funds to Support Counseling Program for Residential and Community Clients

 Boise, Idaho – The Whittenberger Foundation awarded the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) a $4,000 grant to support counseling programs for adults and children impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

Counseling is where healing begins for most WCA clients. Whether it’s a weekly support group or individual counseling session, the WCA offers survivors access to master’s-level clinicians trained in offering various approaches that best help clients on the road to healing.

During the last fiscal year, WCA clinicians held 1,645 counseling sessions for adults and children, and an average of 91 adults and children were on a waitlist each month. With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has experienced a dramatic increase in requests for services through our 24-hour domestic abuse hotline and emergency intakes into our secure shelter.

Through support from the community, like the Whittenberger Foundation’s funding, we have been able to sustain operations and even shift some services when necessary, like our counseling, case management, and financial empowerment education to partially-virtual operations.

“We are so grateful for the support from the Whittenberger Foundation. This funding will help us provide critical services to some of our clients and help them begin the process of healing from the trauma of abuse. For some of our youngest clients, this is the beginning of breaking the generational cycle of domestic abuse for families,” said Bev La Chance, WCA Grants Director.

In addition to counseling, the WCA offers safe shelter, two 24-hotlines, counseling, support groups, court advocacy, education, licensed childcare, and a variety of other integrated services and programs to women, men, and children victimized by abuse.

About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.

CONTACT:
Chris Davis
Communications Manager
cdavis@wcaboise.org
Office: 208.343.3688 ext. 0211/Cell: 208.249.9287

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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