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

Bev La Chance

As the result of a research project that began in the late seventies by a group examining community needs, domestic violence and the need to provide safe shelter in the Treasure Valley was underscored.  Thus in 1980, the then Young Women’s Christian Association Crisis Center (became the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) in 1996) was given its voice; a voice that continues to forcefully resonate throughout the community – committed and undaunted advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Crisis Center program has grown immeasurably within the last thirty-seven years, not only in  terms of its expansive program but also in its capacity to serve victims.  Initially only one emergency shelter existed, but in 1995 Mennonite House was opened, Thatcher House emerged in 1996 and in 2003 Serena’s House made its debut.  Mennonite House and Thatcher House are no longer operational but this year Laura’s Home was opened which, when at capacity, will add another 60 beds.

Throughout these years, the WCA has remained steadfast in its single-minded mission of providing the highest quality of service to its clients.

Support Domestic Violence Awareness month – create a community of caring that honors the integrity of each and every individual!

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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! 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 […]

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Apr 25

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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May 07

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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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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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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