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Staff Spotlight: Meet Emily

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

B. Emily HeadshotEmily Fascilla, Donor Support Specialist

What do you do in your job at the WCA?
I get to interact with our fabulous community of generous donors, organize awareness and fundraising events, and ensure that we can continue to provide our services at no charge to our clients.

How long have you been with the WCA?
This month is my one year anniversary! I did it!

Where did you work prior to joining the WCA team?
I worked for a financial advising firm. It was clock in-clock out work. Leaving at 5 p.m. each day was nice, but feeling passionate about a long day at the WCA is unbelievably better.

What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?
As hard as it is to see new families and young children in our lobby, I am so glad they are here. I know that once they have connected with the WCA they are safe. It is so rewarding to work for an organization that can be a glimmer of hope for the people who need it the most. I am continually impressed by the services and programs that the WCA provides (I can’t take any credit – I only help fund them). From the Case Managers, to the Court Advocates to the Child Care, to the Counseling, the WCA is truly a new beginning for its clients. It is an honor to work for an organization where victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault are able to heal and come out on the other side.

How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?
When you are passionate about something bigger than yourself, I think your perspective shifts in such a positive way. You become more grateful. You’re unable to sweat the small stuff because you have seen what truly matters. You realize that every person has a story and that compassion and understanding should always precede judgment (it was very difficult to hear so many friends criticize and judge Janay Rice, type in the #WhyIStayed hashtag on Twitter or Facebook for more information regarding this). I am grateful to the WCA for everything I have learned and all the ways I have grown in the past year.

Is there a memorable moment or story that you’d like to share that you have experienced at the WCA?
Last year about two weeks into my job I was feeling a bit (okay a lot) overwhelmed, as you do with any new role. I was discouraged because I didn’t have my processes down to a science yet and I felt like I was still fumbling around. It was right before Christmas and we always receive so many lovely holiday cards and donations. I opened up a pretty card with a check inside and the note read “In memory of my daughter, Anna, who stayed in an abusive marriage one day too long.” I quietly cried at my desk and over and over in my head I couldn’t stop thinking to myself “This is why I’m here. This is exactly why I’m here.” I was no longer overwhelmed, just determined. I still think about that card often.


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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