24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


2014 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge

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

avenuesforhope-1416495344.64-afh-colorsDomestic violence is one of the major factors contributing to homelessness. In fact, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 63 percent of homeless women have experienced domestic violence. While all homeless individuals experience different obstacles to finding housing, families tend to stay in shelters, temporary and transitional housing longer than single individuals. And those who’ve experienced domestic abuse often have particularly difficult time securing permanent housing due to damaged credit, lack of access to income and questionable employment histories, resulting from the abusive relationship. The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that landlords often discriminate against victims if they have a protection order or any other indicator of domestic violence, adding additional obstacles to finding safe, permanent housing. Also, if violence occurs in the home, landlords can evict their tenants, resulting in a victim becoming homeless because he or she was abused.

The WCA provides temporary and transitional shelter to individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic abuse and then work with them to help identify secure housing options. Nonprofits, including the WCA, that provide essential housing services in Idaho communities could receive a funding boost of more than $200,000 this month thanks to the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. This online fundraising campaign presented by The Home Partnership Foundation and its eight corporate sponsors helps provide critical resources for Idaho’s homeless.

Donors are encouraged to go to www.avenuesforhope.org from Dec. through Dec. 13 to learn about the 31 nonprofits and track their fundraising progress. In addition, the money they raise through individual donations, nonprofits are eligible for portions of up to $200,000 in grants from the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). Last year, Avenues for Hope had a $233,469 impact on homelessness in Idaho. More than $380,000 has been donated through the campaign since its inception in 2011.

“Homelessness affects Idahoans from all walks of life – from students and families to veterans and the elderly,” said Gerald M. Hunter, president of the Foundation and IHFA. “Meeting their basic housing needs is a daunting challenge, especially at a time when traditional funding sources aren’t keeping pace with demand. If you care bout reducing homelessness in your community, this is a great opportunity to help.”

For more information, got to www.avenuesforhope.org, call 208.331.4756 or email ahf@ihfa.org. You can follow the campaign on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HomePartnershipFoundation) and Twitter (@avenuesforhope).



Sep 29


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the WCA will be holding a joint press conference on September 29 at the Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial at 10am. The WCA and other Domestic Violence service providers will be on site with information and awareness raising materials for our community members. Elected officials […]

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Oct 01


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k  and  3k  Urban  stroll  for  Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 14th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 1st at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. You can sign up to participate here with 5K registration starting at $25. […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt for EveryBODY! The 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Scavenger Hunt will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of […]

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Oct 18


Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 18, 2023 from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 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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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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