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Idaho Youth Ranch Collaboration

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

image002We are excited to be strengthening our collaboration with Idaho Youth Ranch to provide further skills-based job training to WCA clients!

“Like many of the clients of the WCA, the youth served by Idaho Youth Ranch often have experienced multiple traumatic experiences in their young lives that are driving their behavior, their self-worth and stealing their futures. The therapeutic services provided by Idaho Youth Ranch use proven treatment models to help youth find hope, healing and resilience. The amazing capacity these kids have to heal when they receive timely therapy stands in stark contrast to the dangerous paths that their past traumatic experiences have placed them on. We serve youth and families across Idaho through a variety of treatment models– including equine therapy and our recently launched telemental health therapy.”

-Rich Cline, Idaho Youth Ranch, Vice-President of Social Enterprise

In addition to offering our clients this training, Idaho Youth Ranch will also be collecting the donations from our WCA thrift store to be sold at one of their locations, as The Shop has closed permanently after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

To ensure that items are thoroughly evaluated, Idaho Youth Ranch added the “Product Value Specialist” position in July 2019. This position focuses on finding value-added merchandise and ensuring it gets to the right place at the right time for the right value. This gives them the greatest opportunity to honor the value of the items and get the desired revenues to fund our programs.

In addition to thrift stores and distribution centers many people may be familiar with, Idaho Youth Ranch has multiple specialty shops around the Treasure Valley–known as “Ruby’s Specialty Shops” after Idaho Youth Ranch co-founder, Ruby Carey Crowe. These are:

  • Ruby’s Attic (Five Mile & Overland) – antiques, vintage, and collectible items

  • Ruby’s Finer Jewelry (Orchard) – gold, sterling, and vintage costume jewelry

  • Ruby’s Closet (Main St) – vintage clothing and some décor

  • Ruby’s Boutique (Fairview and Five Mile) – higher value clothing, shoes, and accessories; gold, sterling, and vintage costume jewelry

  • Ruby’s Eagle Nest (Eagle) – antiques, vintage, and collectible items

These specialty shops pride themselves on maintaining Ruby’s brand, with high standards of merchandising, presentation, and quality of items offered for purchase. If you weren’t able to make it in to The Shop at WCA to get your summer shopping done, or if you have donations you may have wanted to donate to our thrift store, be sure to check out Idaho Youth Ranch locations!

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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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