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Prevention Perspective: New Year Resolutions

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

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus
Prevention Program Manager

The New Year can be a time for us to reflect on what has been, as well as a time to look to the future and envision what could be. A violence-free world IS possible. Each and every day, we can all take steps to make this world a reality.

Here are a few things that you can do to help prevent domestic and sexual violence:

  1. Be the Change. Reflect on your own relationships; not only romantic relationships, but friendships and relationships with family members as well. Set an intention to model healthy behaviors like trust, respect and equality in all of the relationships in your life.

  1. Share Information. Invite a local organization, like the WCA, to come speak at your workplace or with a group of your friends. Let others know that you are committed to working toward a world free from violence.

  1. Talk to a Child. Teach your children about healthy relationships, boundaries and respect. Let them know that they deserve to have fun, happy, healthy relationships with their friends, peers, dating partners and family members.

  1. Donate Time, Talent or Treasures. Many organizations like the WCA rely on volunteers and support from their communities. Reach out to an agency to see how you can help.

  2. Change Your Focus. Set an intention for yourself to actively practice ways to prevent violence every day. Support girls and women as leaders, challenge traditional gender norms and values-centered in power and aggression, call out victim-blaming language and instead ask “why does one person feel like they have the right to do this to another person?”.



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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