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What is Domestic Abuse?

ThisIsDomesticViolence

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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EVENTS

May 23

2024

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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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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Oct 06

2024

Sue B Stroll and 5K October 6, 2024

Join us for the 15th annual SueB 5k  for Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 15th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 6, 2024 at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. Registration opens June 5! This event has always been about outreach and honoring the […]

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