24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Taking Flight: August 2016

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

August 2016

Starting Conversations: Healthy Relationships





The vision of the WCA to is to foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships.  In order to achieve this vision, it must be a community effort; young people and adults, service-providers and business people, college students and working professionals, etc., all coming together for a shared future. With the last few weeks of summer ahead of us, the timing is right to focus on what parents, family members and others involved with teenagers can do.
Oftentimes we’ll hear parents say that they want to help but they are unsure of what they can do — their child isn’t dating yet or their child is already in a healthy relationship. However, we always tell any parent is that it is never too early or the wrong time to talk about healthy relationships. Starting conversations with your teen is a great way for every parent, family member, or family friend to join in the efforts of preventing relationship abuse.




Staff Spotlight: Paloma Ayala


Paloma Ayala, Administrative Support Specialist HR
What do you do in your job at the WCA?
I am part of the administrative team. I support the front desk: welcome clients in and serve as a backup for front desk duties.  I also help Linda Davidson, the WCA HR Manager, with HR projects: employee events, employee newsletter, and other HR administrative duties.
How long have you been with the WCA?
My first day was July 5, 2016




Donor Spotlight: BHS Class of ’67

The Boise High Class of 1967 collected donations in memory of Carmen Cengotita Boyington, a beloved classmate who passed away. The name of the memorial they chose is “We Love Carmen.”
Mady Rothchild, who brought in the group’s check, said, “Carmen made everyone feel like a special friend.” Carmen’s classmates wanted their donation of $2,675 to support children-especially to be used to benefit many children over the years.  


Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Concrete Construction Supply


By Lisa Uhlmann, WCA Corporate Pillars Manager
We could not do what we do to help our clients have safe and better lives without the support of our Corporate Pillars. One of our incredibly compassionate and supportive corporate sponsors is Concrete Construction Supply (CCS). This marvelous company has been so generous to the WCA’s clients and continually supports our work in the community. Over the past several years CCS owner, Ken Fernandez, and his fabulous wife Sherry Fernandez, owner of FitMania, have devoted their time and resources to help us with awareness and sustainability. Why such support?




Supporting Our Clients
Our community is constantly giving back and supporting our clients on their journey to safety, healing and freedom. We would like to highlight just a few special cases from the month of July. Our work is only possible through the support of our community. 

Wish Lists


Our lists of needed items are updated as needed and always available on our website. New items from this list below can be dropped off at the WCA lobby at 720 W Washington St. M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Box Fans – 5 needed
  • Crib bedding
  • Gift cards: gas, groceries, household items, facility-related items for any $ amount
  • Household mops – 5 needed
  • Individually Packaged Foods – Granola bars, Fruit snacks, Pretzels, and Personal size: nut packs, cracker packs, cereal packs
  • Potty Training Chairs – 6 needed
  • Summer Water and Sand Toys
  • Twin Comforters – 20 needed
  • Vinyl & zippered twin-size mattresses covers – 20 needed
  • Underwear & socks (boys, girls, women’s) – 5 packages of all sizes needed

Quick Links

The Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director 
August is a time of transition. The realization that summer is almost over can lead to thoughts of last minute vacations and getting ready for a new school year if there are students in the household. While transition times can be exciting – filled with anticipation for the change in seasons or new beginnings – they can also be times filled with trepidation for what lies ahead. 

Guest Post

Andrea Schilling, Program Support Specialist


As a recipient of funds from the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, the advisory board and granting agency for programs affecting victims of crime, a great deal of responsibility is placed upon reporting anonymous client demographics, and how individuals who seek our agency are served.



Upcoming Events
Palette for Hope: A Benefit for the WCA 
September 15, 2016
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at Art Zone 208
More info  here


Community Day at Whole Foods Market
5% of day’s proceeds go to WCA
September 15, 2016
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Whole Foods Market
More info  here


Justice League Softball Game 
September 17, 2016 
10 a.m. at Willow Lane Athletic Complex
More info here
Power of One Lunch
September 28, 2016 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saint Alphonsus 
More info here  
SueB 5K Run/Walk
October 2, 2016
2 p.m. at Julia Davis Park 
More info here 
Kendall Ford Drive for Your Community 
October 13, 2016 
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kendall Ford 
More info here 

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