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DVAM Awareness Campaign

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

What is Domestic Abuse?


This question is the focus of our public awareness campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

While physical violence is a frightening and dangerous component of domestic violence – and something to never be taken lightly, domestic violence is not just a slap, a punch or an argument that turns violent. It is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

In September, we launched the first components of our =Domestic Abuse campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Boise Weekly and on Lamar Advertising outdoor billboards in the Boise area.

In October, we followed up with a poster campaign that blanketed billboards throughout Ada County and rolled out our social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we have been sharing these ads and other relevant information about the prevalence of domestic violence as well as the nature of all types of abuse in an effort to educate our community.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. and while we have made great strides in bringing awareness to this insidious issue, we have more work to do. Together we can make change for our sisters, neighbors, sons and daughters, and friends we have yet to meet. Please help us in our effort to start conversations and break the cycle of domestic violence. Join Us #DVAMTurns30 #KnowTheFacts

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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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