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Taking Flight: June 2015

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


June 2015

Conversations at Home: Laying the Foundation for Healthy Relationships in our Community


School is out for many and that may mean activities, camps and vacations or it may mean lazy days of playing in the backyard and enjoying the local swimming holes. Regardless of  family plans for the summer, parents across the board agree that it is important to keep kids active, both in mind and in body.


Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Audrey Numbers
What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?  


I provide legal advice every 4th Monday of each month to clients of the WCA.

How long have you been a volunteer? 

I have been volunteering since October of 2012.



Survivor Story


Written by a WCA Ambassador

We were the perfect family. Wonderful kids: excelling in school, music, and sports.

Charming husband: principal of a treasure valley high school– my own daughter’s school. Dedicated wife, mother, teacher.

I would stop my car a few blocks from away from our home to gather myself – to stop the tears. I was fearful of what would happen when I got home. You see, we were NOT the perfect family.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Gloria
Gloria Krommenhoek, WCA Lead Client Advocate

What do you do in your job at the WCA?

I assist WCA clients with accessing safe shelter and other services within the agency. I ensure the safe and secure operation of our emergency shelter, while supporting and advocating for our residents and their children. I answer two crisis lines and assist callers with their needs, both within our agency and out and assist people that walk in off the street.

WCA Corporate Pillars Show Support in Many Ways
One of the great resources that we receive from our Corporate Pillars is the gift of volunteering. The WCA has various needs that could not be met without the help of staff members from our amazing Corporate Pillars. These needs range from the human resources department, where Hawley Troxell’s Kara Heikkila assists us, to our court advocacy program, where several local attorneys offer pro-bono work. Individuals like Terry Anderson and Holland & Hart’s Tom Codevilla and Melissa Starry, volunteer their time to help our clients with their legal issues, such as protection orders and divorce petitions.



Donor Spotlight

The WCA is so honored to be chosen by 8th grader Ingrid Garcia as the recipient of $1,500 through CenturyLink’s student philanthropy program. CenturyLink gives over $30,000 statewide to middle school classes. These middle schoolers are then given the task of researching a need in their area, presenting it to their peers, and awarding a grant to their non-profit of choice that aids that need. 


Thank You Chandlers for a Wonderful Mother’s Day!

We would like to extend a big thank you to Chandlers for hosting a Mother’s Day event that raised over $2,800 for the WCA! We would also like to thank all the individuals that attended the event and in doing so, helped support victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Thank you!

Guest Blog Post: No More Essay Contest

Written by Amber Loya RN, SANE

In our recent  essay contest honoring sexual assault awareness month, two young ladies from Duck Valley Indian Reservation impressed judges with their Native American youth-led solutions on how to stop violence and promote a culture of safety by re-claiming the values and heritage of Indigenous People.


Wish Lists


Our lists of needed items are updated monthly and always available on our website. New items from this list below can be dropped off at the WCA lobby at 720 W Washington St. M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Bath Towels
  • Children’s sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Compact florescent light bulbs (60 w)
  • Mattress covers (twin-sized vinyl zippered only)
  • Wash Cloths
  • Quart size Ziploc bags
  • Children’s and baby’s sun hats
  • Floss Picks
  • Gift Cards, $20 and up (i.e. Target, Shopko, WalMart, Fred Meyer, etc.)
In This Issue

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The Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director

I just finished attending my 40th college reunion. It was a treat to be back on campus and reconnect with classmates that I have not seen in many years. Talking to them and reflecting on my own life path I was able to share how grateful and privileged I am to be working at the WCA. I was also reminded of the fact that this work was not anything I had in mind when I left college. 


Susan Says

Susan Kelley, Development Director
At each of the “If These Walls Could Talk” tours at the WCA, and at every community presentation, we talk about the Power and Control Wheel. This educational tool reveals that not all abusive relationships are violent or even physical, but that controlling behavior can be very abusive. 



From Bev’s Desk

Bev La Chance, Deputy Director

There is no doubt about it, the WCA is a highly-collaborative agency that understands there is great value to be gained from engaging community partners. It allows program staff to meet the full spectrum of needs presented by their clients and ensures a holistic approach to service delivery. 


Upcoming Events

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Alive After Five


Every Wednesday in July


The Grove Plaza, 5pm-8pm

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FitMania’s World’s Biggest Boot Camp

July 23, 2015

Julia Davis Park, 7-8pm

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Dec 11


WCA 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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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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Dec 28


WCA 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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Apr 03


2024 TWIN Awards

The WCA will honor the women who have been chosen as this year’s TWIN Cohort at its 31st Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Boise Centre. “These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “It […]

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