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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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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