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Bea BlackThe start of every new year gives us a good excuse to take a stab at living up to some of those resolutions we may have been thinking about – or even made to ourselves as the old year came to an end.   As I enter 2014, what I am thinking about is how quickly the time goes by and how many things I said I would do in 2013 that I still have not gotten to!  They really were not “resolutions,” but they were things I had on my list that I hoped to accomplish. The list includes things I want to accomplish personally as well as professionally to further the work we do here at the WCA. How to make time for getting these things done when life just happens and other things get in the way – well, that is the ongoing conundrum!  One of the things I am going to try to be more disciplined about is how I use my technology tools.  It is so easy to spend the entire day at the computer screen – when really, checking my e-mail two or three or even four times a day should suffice.  Limiting my computer time will free up more time for phone calls, in-person visits and outreach presentations. While we have made more outreach presentations this year than any other year, we still have a long way to go to raise awareness of the work we do and the issues caused by domestic abuse and sexual assault to the level needed to encourage more focus and attention on the issues. My hope for 2014 is that we can make further progress toward making our purple ribbon (symbolizing the effort to end domestic violence) as visible and recognizable as the pink one!

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Feb 22

2024

WCA Virtual 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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Apr 03

2024

2024 TWIN Awards

The WCA will honor the women who have been chosen as this year’s TWIN Cohort at its 31st Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Boise Centre. “These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “It […]

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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 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 driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the crime and sent […]

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