Update from Lisa Uhlmann, Corporate Program Manager
Greetings from the WCA! We are busy creating opportunities for you to learn more about the daily work we do and also to educate and engage your employees. Please reach out to me anytime should you need additional information or have any questions. I am so lucky to work at the WCA. Your compassion and support mean so much to our clients.
Following please find information about the importance of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Wishing you a wonderful fall season!
Corporate Pillars Manager
Start Conversations and Help Break the Cycle: Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation
October 7: 6-7 p.m.
Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation
October 13: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation
October 20: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Request a presentation at your business, contact WCA’s outreach team today.
Would you like brochures, shoe cards or bathroom posters to display in your office?
Contact WCA’s outreach team today.
Want to get involved?
We are in need of Visa gift cards for our shelter clients. Check out this blog post about What a Gift Card Can Do
Visa gift cards can be used for car repairs, car maintenance, veterinary services, pet care, health and beauty. Our clients often have very little discretionary funds to make purchases for their pets and for themselves. By donating Visa gift cards you can provide our clients with resources to purchase their own pet vaccines, pet food, leashes, toys, and other important items. Additionally, you empower our clients with the gift of choice and contribute to our efforts in providing safety, healing, and freedom. Contact Lisa at [email protected] if you would like to get involved. You can drop off or mail cards to:
720 W. Washington St.
Boise, ID 83702
Make it a Team Event and Host a gift card donation drive!
We appreciate your ongoing support!
Host A Clothesline Display
As we look forward to October we call for your support to start conversations and raise awareness about domestic violence in our community. One way to support local survivors and help break the silence about domestic abuse in our community is by hosting a Clothesline Project Display of shirts painted by local domestic and sexual violence survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Since 1998, the WCA has organized a local Clothesline Project during DVAM and we want you to join us in our vision of a community where all individuals can thrive in safe, healthy relationships.
Each year, we invite participants in our support group for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault to paint t-shirts portraying their experiences with violence, victimization, and healing, as an exercise in art therapy. With the painters’ permission, the WCA delivers clotheslines of these shirts to hang in businesses and organizations around Boise to raise awareness of the lasting impacts of domestic abuse in our community. We are asking you, our Corporate Pillars, to hang t-shirts that have been decorated by individuals affected by domestic violence. The idea of the project is to give a voice to victims and survivors of domestic violence and create a powerful display of what is too often considered a private matter. These shirts are a small gateway into an individual’s unique experience of pain and fear, but also of hope and healing on the difficult road from abuse to freedom.
The WCA provides all necessary materials to have a powerful display including decorated t-shirts, clotheslines, clothespins, and outreach information packets related to the mission of the WCA. Materials will be available for you to pick up from the WCA on Monday, September 27th from 11am-2pm; Tuesday, September 28th from 5 – 7 pm; Wednesday, September 29th from 5 – 7pm; or Thursday, September 30th from 11am – 2pm. At the end of October, the items can either be returned directly to the WCA or we will pick them up from you.
If you are interested in participating please fill out the associated Google form which can be found here. Any additional questions can be directed to the Outreach Coordinator, Emily Dehmer, who can be reached via email at [email protected]
The Clothesline Project is a powerful representation of the resilience of the human spirit and we hope you join us in our efforts to bring safety, healing, and freedom to our community.
Shout out to our awesome Corporate Pillar Norco — September’s Corporate Pillar Spotlight
We are so grateful and honored to have Norco’s longtime support as a Corporate Pillar!
Norco is the nation’s largest privately-owned welding, safety, medical and gas supplier, currently operating over 50 branches in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Utah and Wyoming. Just as when Norco was started 70 years ago, their group of proud employee-owners are here to “Serve you Better.”
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Check out our Digital Toolkits
Outreach Resources Toolkit
(domestic abuse, sexual assault, impact of domestic abuse in the workplace and more)
Prevention Resources Toolkit
(Break the Cycle, Talk to Your Teens and more
Marketing Materials Page
Supporting our Clients:
Check out these great business, individuals and organizations who went out of their way to support the WCA this past month.
Donations are being accepted both via our Amazon Wish List and at our 720 W Washington location at our 8th Street entrance (please ring the doorbell at top of ramp) at the following times:
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4 p.m.
Corporate Pillars and Business Partners
Tribute to Women and Industry
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