24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Taking Flight: June 2016

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

June 2016

A Moment of Reflection 


Our thoughts and hearts are with the victims and all those impacted by the shooting in Orlando.


School’s Out: Keeping Kids Healthy and Active





Written by Ashley Schreiber, WCA Case Manager
 “I’m Bored!” This might be a phrase that every parent is very familiar with, especially when it comes to their child and the start of summer vacation.  As a Case Manager at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, I have assisted my families with getting involved in a variety of activities throughout the year.  Those of us that live in the Treasure Valley are incredibly lucky as the valley boasts a large number of free, or nearly free, activities for the entire family throughout the year. As summer vacation approaches I would like to share some of my favorite resources for families in the valley. Below you will find brief overviews of the programs that I would like to highlight and some information about their summer offerings.




Starting Conversations: Riverstone Students



Discussing the issues of domestic abuse and sexual assault can be hard with young people. We do not want to expose youth to that dark, but unfortunately common, aspect of our society. Statistics show that one in three adolescences in the United States will experience abuse from a dating partner. Abuse does not just happen between spouses and it is important that young people understand healthy and unhealthy relationships in order for them to thrive.



Idaho Gives 2016


Thursday, May 5 was a special day in our state: Idaho Gives. Individuals throughout the state came together to honor and support local nonprofits doing great work here in Idaho. This annual event is sponsored by the Idaho Nonprofit Center. You can learn more about Idaho Gives by visiting the website here.


Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Metsker

We have some amazing staff here at the WCA and we would like to take a moment and feature just one of them! 
What is your name? 


Stephanie Metsker


What is your job title at the WCA?
Volunteer Coordinator
What do you do in your job at the WCA?
I am the go-to person for everything relating to volunteers. I meet with potential volunteers and fill open volunteer positions within the organization. I’m also the go to person for a couple of our major sponsorship programs; Back to School and The Giving Tree.




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 May. Our work is only possible through the support of our community. 

Wish Lists


Our lists of needed items are updated weekly 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 (new) – 2 needed
  • Crib bedding
  • Gift cards: gas, groceries, household items, facility-related items for any $ amount
  • Individually Packaged Foods – Granola bars, Fruit snacks, Pretzels, and Personal size: nut packs, cracker packs, cereal packs
  • Kinetic Sand (different colors) – 5 packs of each color
  • Potty Training Chairs – 6 needed
  • Summer Water and Sand Toys
  • Twin Comforters – 20 needed
  • Vinyl & zippered twin-size mattresses covers – 20 needed

Quick Links

The Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director 
Editorial note: These thoughts were written prior to the tragedy in Orlando on June 12. 
As I have watched local and national news this past couple of weeks, I am saddened by the things our news media focuses on, and the things that outrage people.

Manager’s Corner

Lisa Uhlmann, Corporate Pillars Manager


Spotlight: Boise Weekly 
We are continuously amazed by the generous support and involvement from the businesses who support our work and our clients through our Corporate Pillars program.


From Bev’s Desk

Bev La Chance, Deputy Director


 I attended “Two Days in June” on June 2 and 3.  Sponsored by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance (ICDVVA), this annual conference (23 year) provides critical information on new research and innovative approaches to the delivery of client services.



Upcoming Events



J. Jill Gently Worn Event
June 16-29, 2016
J. Jill at Boise Town Square


More info here
The Big LeBoise
June 25, 2016
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sixth and Broad Downtown Boise  


More info here  
Justice League Softball Game
September 17, 2016 
More info coming soon!  
Power of One Lunch
September 28, 2016 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saint Alphonsus 
More info coming soon! 
SueB 5K Run/Walk
October 2, 2016
2 p.m. at Julia Davis Park 
More info here 

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Sep 03


2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time […]

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Oct 06


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 6, 2024

Join us for the 15th annual SueB 5k  for Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 15th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on […]

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