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Introducing Dr. Beronica Salazar

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Dr. Beronica Salazar
Program Director

I am Dr. Beronica Salazar, the Program Director at the WCA. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor from the Center for Credentialing and Education and a state of Idaho board approved supervisor. My clinical background in not-for-profit organizations has focused on providing services to diverse and underserved populations. Much of my clinical experience has included working with trauma survivors and high-risk clients (youth and adults) at risk of suicide. My sense of responsibility for desiring to improve treatment accessibility for all motivates me to build meaningful partnerships and develop new ways to support staff to improve service delivery. I received my bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and my master’s degree in marriage, couple and family from Northwest Nazarene University. I also received my Ph.D. in counselor education and counseling from Idaho State University.

Since my time at the WCA, one word has continually come to mind, gratitude. The work with community and shelter clients is filled with so many painful moments as we navigate complex situations with underlying hurt and distress. Many times we find ourselves feeling helpless that we cannot do more to alleviate the pain of families and individuals facing domestic abuse and sexual assault. Yet in the midst of everything, we also find delightful moments that fill our hearts in unimaginable ways. These treasured experiences come when hope shows up through a gentle smile, words of appreciation or stories of success shared by a child, youth, or an adult we serve. These moments are strikingly moving and leave anyone witnessing this shift with utter gratitude for being a part of that person’s life. I am filled with appreciation to be a part of their journeys.

There are many benefits that come from working at the WCA but none as touching as seeing client’s lives changing for the better. In a season of being thankful, I appreciate the opportunity to contribute in making a difference in the lives of survivors and their communities. I am encouraged with the possibilities and thankful to be a part of the WCA.

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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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