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Engaging a Constantly Changing Culture

AXOThe staff and supporters of the WCA work tirelessly to provide support and services to those impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault every day. This is the primary focus of the WCA, to help these women, men, children and families break the cycle of abuse.

However, the vision of the WCA is to “foster a community where individuals thrive in safe healthy relationships.” To make this happen, one thing we have been focusing on is to engage different groups in the community, with a focus on student groups, schools and youth in general.

Millennials do more than lean toward the changes they desire to see in their world, they embrace and drive change. We see this all the time in our community in many different ways. An example recently, was on Boise State University campus. In April, two student-led groups organized campaigns on campus to raise awareness of and change the norms surrounding relationship abuse and sexual assault on campus.

AKLBoth the Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) sorority and the Alpha Kappa Lambda (AKL) fraternity educated their peers on the prevalence of these issues in their community and urged fellow students to stand up in solidarity with survivors of abuse and sexual assault. The AKL’s focused a week of tabling, as well as a fundraising event, on the importance of healthy relationships and what healthy dating looks like. The women of AXO used their event to lift up men on campus who they believe exemplify morality, strong character, and personal development. We would like to extend a big thank you to both of these groups for not only supporting the WCA, but also working to change the culture on their campus– especially because we know that changing the culture is a major stepping stone toward achieving the vision we work toward every day.

Through efforts like those of these college students, as well as junior high and high school students throughout the state (check out this awesome upcoming event), we can’t help but be hopeful for a brighter future for our community! A future where every individual, no matter the home they grew up in or the experiences they’ve had, is able to thrive in safe, healthy relationships.

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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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