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June 27, 2019

For Immediate Release


Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. The funds are designated to support the WCA’s emergency shelter and transitional housing aWCA Shelter Common Areand provide critical program services to those residing within the shelters.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “survivors have reported that if a domestic violence shelter did not exist, the consequences for them would be dire: homelessness, serious losses including loss of their children, actions taken in desperation, or continued abuse or death.” The need for safe shelter is one of the most pressing concerns among abused women who are planning on escaping the violence perpetrated by their abuser.Laura's Home Transitional Shelter-WCAsm

Within the past three years, 481 women and children have sought, and received, safe shelter from the WCA; 60 percent of whom were children. Key preventative measures that save lives and foster healthy communities are adequate, available community resources and timely intervention.

“The WCA is honored to partner with The Bank of America Charitable Foundation in order to ensure that safe and stable shelter is readily available to those escaping violence,” said Bev La Chance, Deputy Director for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

In addition to emergency and transitional shelter services, the WCA offers counseling and support groups, case management, court advocacy, life skills classes, financial education and a variety of other integrated services and programs to women, mshelter campus serenity garden smen and children victimized by abuse.

Photos of WCA shelter campus courtesy of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

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.



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