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Lately at the WCA we have been discussing compassion a lot. We’ve talked about the beauty, the power, and the joy that compassionate can cause. I agree wholeheartedly with the beautiful points my colleagues have made, but today I would like to talk about a nuance to compassion. Compassion is a feeling of sympathy for others dealing with misfortune. This is one of the most wonderful components to the human psyche. However, it accomplishes nothing if we don’t allow it to change us. It can be nothing but a fleeting thought if we don’t feed it. Compassion is a catalyst for awe-inspiring actions, if we don’t allow it to be drowned out by the distractions of daily life.
In the new year many of us have resolutions. It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. This year make acting on your feelings of compassion a resolution. Reach out to others, sign up for the volunteer shift, turn your feelings into an accomplishment.
Compassion without action is empty. We must allow compassion to change us. Feel the spark, and light a fire. The world needs more light and warmth. The world needs us to act upon compassion.

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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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