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December 2013

I heard a phrase last week that I really like and that is very appropriate given this time of year:

“Life consists of learning to let go.”  As I think about letting this year go in order to move into the next year I am struck by how much has been accomplished.

2013 was a good year for the WCA!

At the top of the list would have to be the generosity of our community that made so many things possible:

  1. Updating of our main shelter (which needed it after ten years of use)
  2. A partnership with Idaho Human Rights Center which resulted in a special reading of the Diary of Anne Frank in the Morrison Center
  3. Partnerships with Usful Glassworks and Create Common Good for our Financial Literacy graduates
  4. The return of our stained glass butterfly – not once but twice within a month’s time
  5. Increased awareness during Domestic Violence awareness month thanks to 10 billboards donated for that purpose
  6. The first “Power of One” breakfast honoring the role of first responders
  7. Collaboration with employees of the  Ada County Paramedics Association which increased success of the SueB 5K walk/run
  8. Launch of a student contest to develop special PSA’s for use by the WCA
  9. Launch of a new website and blog

Most important of all, is the fact that through the generosity of our community, we were able to help many of our clients “let go”.  They were able to let go of the bad things they have been through, and by doing so open themselves up to the possibility of daring to dream and to hope.  Through the work of our dedicated and talented program staff, these dreams and hopes are supported by skills our clients have been able to develop during their time with us.

On behalf of our clients, and all the WCA staff that are privileged to be engaged in this work, THANK YOU.  You have made a difference in so many lives this year.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season surrounded by those you love.

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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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