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Meet the Philanthropy Team!

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This month the Philanthropy Team would like to introduce ourselves. Our purpose within the WCA is to engage members of the community in volunteer, in-kind donations and financial support of our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The compassion and passion of others who share our vision of fostering a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships inspires us daily. We also bring our own passion to our work. We share our passion and why we say #NoMore below:

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Jennifer Spencer, Volunteer and Events Coordinator

“I am passionate about the WCA because it not only provides a safe haven for those in abusive relationships but gives them the resources and support needed to rebuild their lives. The WCA helps families heal and thrive while promoting awareness of domestic abuse and sexual assault to the community. Education and compassion are the keys to making the community a safer place for all.”

Elizabeth Hoene, Donor Support Specialist

“If we want to thrive as human beings we must elevate our treatment of each other. Abuse costs all of us and the price is unacceptable, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We can do better as a society and through the WCA and agencies like it I believe we will.”

Diana Burrell, Philanthropy Manager

“I attended the Healing Begins with Hope Breakfast in 2010. I was at the same time horrified by the enormity of domestic abuse and sexual assault in our community and inspired by the courage and strength of survivors. Seven years later, my passion to empower women, men and children to believe in themselves and that they deserve – we all deserve – to be treated with respect and love continues to grow. I am gratified and honored to a part of an organization that helps so many of our neighbors find that empowerment. Together, we can break the cycle of abuse, end rape culture and stop victim blaming.”

Emily Fascilla, Philanthropy Specialist

“1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are not only unbelievable numbers, they’re unacceptable numbers. The cycle of violence is so pervasive in our society and when left alone, only perpetuates. As individuals come through our doors at the WCA and heal through our counseling, nurturing parenting classes and wrap around services, we break that cycle of violence. One woman, man, and child at a time. I love this organization because it’s not temporary bandaid or a quick fix. It’s a new beginning. It’s a culture shift.”
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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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