24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


CEO Update 11.27.2020

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

We have experienced an unprecedented need for our services

What a year. When we started our new fiscal year on July 1, 2019, we were very much looking forward to increasing our prevention and community education work. Little did we know the changes we would face during the last two quarters of this fiscal year. As we navigated the landscape of daily life with new and ever-changing COVID-19 safety protocols starting in early March, we were fortunate to connect with other community agencies to develop the necessary procedures to safeguard our clients’ and staffs’ health. Thanks to these partnerships and the WCA team’s resilience, we were able to maintain services without disruption, even while pivoting to provide some telephonically and virtually.

Our community’s continued support—especially given that all in-person outreach and fundraising events came to an abrupt stop— has been humbling and inspiring. You are part of the reason we have been able to keep our doors open during this time when home is not safe for everyone.

We have experienced an unprecedented need for our services. This calendar year, we have had more than four times as many emergency intakes into shelter than last year. We are experiencing a much higher volume of domestic abuse-related calls to our hotline—an 86 percent increase in our monthly average this year compared to last year. For these members of our community, we are their only lifeline. For us to be able to provide these crucial and life-saving services, you are our foundation.

Please accept this annual report and know that each of the stories included in this report is a testament to the work YOU help make possible.

On behalf of our clients and the entire WCA team—thank you!

(Click here for a Flip Book of the Annual Report)


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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