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WCA’s Bea Black will be joined by some of Ada County’s own Superheroes

Denim Day at the Village at Meridian to ride for Live for 175

How many years has your group participated in Live for 175?

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Bea’s Superhero’s at 2017 Live for 175

This group of superheroes comes together often, many times daily in the fight against domestic abuse, sexual assault, sexual abuse and child abuse, but this is the first year we are coming together for Live for 175. “Bea’s Superheroes” as I call them or the WCA’s own “Justice League” formed several years ago to put on a softball tournament to raise awareness while benefitting the WCA, and we thought that Live for 175 on Denim Day was a perfect extension for the cause – to raise awareness about child abuse. This is something these heroes face every single day. They face the danger, they see the tragedy and they see the survival and the strength of the human spirit

Why Is Live For 175 important to your group? Why did you want to get involved?

Live for 175 happens to be hosting this event on Denim Day – a day we have chosen to publicize in order to draw attention to the fact that in addition to be Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness month.  On Denim Day in particular we chose to highlight the fact that victim blaming is never OK – this is as important in the case of child abuse as it is in the case of a sexual assault that affects an individual no matter their age.  We can often be quick to look for a reason why an assault took place, rather than focusing on the perpetrator and what led them to think there is any excuse for their actions.

 What will you do to spread the message “It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child” throughout the year?

The work done daily by the WCA and our “Superheroes” revolves around serving those in our community who may be impacted by acts of violence.  In particular, we are all concerned about the impact of violence on our youth and each organization represented by the Superhero team has their own way of providing support to children.  With respect to the WCA’s work, we provide counseling to children who have suffered the trauma of abuse.  We also use our social media and website to provide resources and insight into how to encourage healthy relationships.

Bea’s Superheroes:

  1. Bea Black– Executive Director, WCA
  2. Diana Burrell– Philanthropy Manager, WCA
  3. Steve Bartlett, Ada County Sheriff
  4. Jan Bennetts, Ada County Prosecutor
  5. Bill Bones, Boise Police Chief
  6. Travis Ruby, Ada County Sheriff Employees Association President
  7. Dave Copeland, Ada County Paramedics
  8. Steve Boehner, Ada County Paramedics
  9. Shawn Rayne, Ada County Paramedics
  10. Rene Miller, Ada County Paramedics
  11. Rachel, Ada County Paramedics

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EVENTS

Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! 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 […]

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Apr 25

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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May 07

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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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

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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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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