24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


CEO Update 7.29.2021

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

It Happens Here

Boise is such a wonderful community that many who live here have no idea that human trafficking occurs in our state. Hard as it is to comprehend, human trafficking takes many different forms. Still, the one consistent thing is that a human being loses their rights and identity and is forced to work for no reward — often doing manual labor or forced into prostitution.

Traffickers lure victims away from their homes and what is familiar to them. Sometimes, they even take them out of state or to a different country under the pretext of a better life and a way to make money that they can send home to support their families. Once they arrive, they lose access to their passport and often have no way to communicate with anyone as they often cannot speak the native language. For me, one of the saddest forms of human trafficking involves the kidnapping and sale of children into slavery. The issue is so prevalent worldwide that the United Nations has designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of the problem and has created a protocol that they hope to implement globally to punish those that engage in this horrific practice.

One of the newer nonprofits in our community is the Idaho Anti Trafficking Coalition. Their specific mission is to provide awareness, education, services and safe housing for victims of human trafficking in Idaho. During this past year they served 401 individuals, of whom 29.3% were under the age of 17. These are individuals who identify as being trafficked. In many instances, the Coalition helped get them back home. As the WCA works to enhance partnerships with organizations throughout our community that serve similar clientele, we have spent time with the Idaho Anti Trafficking Coalition to better understand the work we each do to provide appropriate referrals between our two agencies.

We are so grateful to have the privilege of working with excellent nonprofit service providers — like the Coalition — to leverage our resources and serve those who need us most.



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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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