24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Corporate Pillar’s Corner June 2021

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

Monthly Newsletter for WCA Corporate Supporters

Update from Lisa Uhlmann, Corporate Program Manager

Greetings from the offices of the WCA’s Corporate Pillars! We are getting back to a more normal pre-Covid schedule, including plans to have a tremendous Corporate Pillars reception this fall. As we are working to come back into the office safely, we are working on ways to engage with you both in-person and virtually–to provide you opportunities to learn more about the work we do and educate your employees. So please keep an eye out and reach out to me if you have any questions or want to learn more. I am so grateful to be here, working with generous and passionate people like you, working to make our community safe for all individuals. 

I wanted to give a quick update about TWIN. Thank you to all who participated — I hope that we will get to see one another in person next year. However, the 2021 TWIN Awards was a beautifully designed virtual event. Many thanks to those who provided such positive feedback about the event. We were able to honor 47 accomplished women on April 1. We are grateful to be able to thank all of the businesses and organizations that encourage high achievement by women and provide equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds. We are so appreciative of the support from the 2021 TWIN Sponsor, Citi. Next year’s TWIN Awards event is planned to be in person at the Boise Centre on March 31, 2022. Click here to watch the virtual event.

Gratefully always,


Board Member Spotlight: Dave Self

This month we would like to introduce you to our Board President, Dave Self! We are grateful for your service and dedication to the WCA and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Dave currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke’s Health System based in Boise, Idaho, one of our amazing Corporate Pillars!

Corporate Pillar Spotlight: J.R. Simplot

We are so honored to have the J.R. Simplot Company as a longtime WCA corporate sponsor. Its work in the community has been unparalleled and meaningful to the WCA and many others in the nonprofit world.

Upcoming Educational Events

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentations

June 16: 12-1 p.m.
June 16: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentations
June 23: 12-1 p.m.
June 23: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Talk To Your Teen Presentation
July 1: 12-1 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?

I am also working on several important projects to help secure pet supplies and services for our WCA secure shelter clients (residents).

Did you know? National statistics show that close to 75% of dogs in households affected by domestic abuse are also victims of abuse.

We are in need of gift cards for our clients to purchase dog and cat food, leashes, collars, dog beds and cat trees, treats and toys. Currently, I am gathering gift cards to help our clients and staff purchase the items needed by the residents. Please contact me if you’d like to get involved.

It is very empowering for our clients to have the ability to purchase the items themselves.They also know the exact needs of their pets.The truth is that we have very little space to store items on our shelter campus. We are also working with local veterinarians to provide free vaccinations for the shelter pets.

Would you like to host a narrated slide presentation or watch a video on your own time?

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: 
Shout out to Mai Thai and Two Men and a Truck. Both of these amazing Corporate Pillars have gone out of their way to support the WCA and were featured in the June Taking Flight Newsletter.

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 pm


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Feb 22


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 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


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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