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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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EVENTS

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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