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New Year’s Resolution: Community Involvement

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

Be the change, colorful hand writing on paper, lifestyle change conceptual imageIn the New Year we make plenty of resolutions to better ourselves and to better our community. These resolutions are powerful because  the act of helping others has been shown to increase optimism and gratitude, raise self-esteem and give a sense of belonging.  As Robert Ingersoll said, “We rise by lifting others.”

Monetary donations help fund the work of non-profits – but there are countless priceless ways you can give back and get involved!

Carry a Shoe Card

One of the simplest things you can do is to carry a WCA Shoe Card.  A Shoe Card lists both our resource information along with other local and national resources. These cards also include a safety plan and questionnaire on domestic violence. Each of us can hand out this card to someone who may be in need of help, may that be a friend, family member or even a stranger. This simple gesture allows that person to then seek services on their own terms. If you do not have a Shoe Card already, stop by the WCA to pick one up or email the Outreach Team.

Attend an onsite WCA Tour

Our onsite tour is called “If These Walls Could Talk” is an hour long informative talk on the services of the WCA. Though many community members know what we stand for, not all know the various ways we assist our clients and their children. You will hear from our Executive Director, a Board Member, our Development Director, and a Staff member. You will also receive a physical tour of our 8th and Washington building – the site of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance since its inception.  You can learn more about attending a tour here

Become an Ambassador

Being an Ambassador is one of the most important ways you can help the WCA, and impact our community. Formally, the job of an Ambassador is to help the WCA share our story and our services with 10 people. But being an Ambassador becomes so much more. WCA Ambassadors are representatives of a worldwide movement to break the cycle of violence. They have an intimate relationship with our organization and continually help us prevent and create awareness around domestic abuse and sexual assault. Learn more about our ambassador program here.

Become a Student Champion

In 2015 the Women’s and Children’s Alliance created a program for students and teens in our Treasure Valley community. WCA Student Champions are agents of change working to educate their peers and start conversations about healthy relationships within their own circles. The Champions work with the WCA outreach team to build skills and get the tools they need to create futures free of domestic abuse.

Become an Outreach Volunteer

Each month, we bring our outreach table to events including health fairs, community resource fairs, volunteer info nights, and conferences. Outreach volunteers are friendly and trained volunteers who have a passion for connecting with our community and helping inform others.

Learn more about becoming involved with the student champion program and outreach on our website here. You can always learn more about getting involved with the WCA by visiting our website.

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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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