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

10690250_10152388881560588_2010807811010419511_nOur outreach team of WCA staff and volunteers has been working diligently to educate those in our community about domestic abuse and dating abuse, sexual assault and the cycle of violence.  Our goal is to reach as many people as we can through informational presentations to student groups, schools, community organizations, businesses and other partner organizations.

Statistics tell us that one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. And, one in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. These numbers are frightening and they mean that you know at least one person who will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime.

If not stopped, this abuse is cyclical and often moves from one generation to the next without pause.

According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • 30% of adult abusers were themselves abused as children.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence when they’re young are twice as likely to later become abusive towards their partners and/or children.
  • Half of girls who witness domestic violence when they’re young will be in abusive relationships later on in life.

We believe that change starts with one person and we encourage everyone in our community to start the conversations with their family members, children, coworkers and friends. Let the change begin with you.

Information is crucial to education and prevention. What can you do? Start the conversation with your friends, family members and co-workers. Not sure how?

  • Schedule an information presentation with the WCA Outreach team!
  • Have a health or wellness fair at your place of business? Let us come set up an informational table.
  • Ask for resources to distribute at your organization.

Find out more on our webpage here.

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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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