24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Taking Flight: May 2015

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

May 2015

WCA Student Champion Program

In order to achieve the WCA vision of fostering a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships we realize that we need to be focusing some of our efforts on the next generation, to help ensure that they will never need our services. This is why the WCA is particularly excited to roll out the first stages of a new program that is geared specifically toward young people in our community: The WCA Student Champion Program.


Staff Spotlight: Meet Melinda

Melinda Romayor, WCA Client Advocate II

What do you do in your job at the WCA?


I advocate for families by validating their experience and feelings, helping to explore their options, providing resources, helping to assess their situation, fears, and needs, and assuring them that they are not alone or “going crazy”.


Supporting Our Clients

We are so lucky to have so many inspiring supporters of the WCA who continually warm our hearts with their generosity of time and donations. This month we would like to highlight some of our student supporters in particular. Having the support of students is especially exciting for the WCA because it means that the young people in our community are talking about these issues and starting conversations among their peers. With their help and their continued support we are one step closer to breaking the cycle of abuse in our community.

Corporate Pillar Spotlight

Written by Lisa Uhlmann, WCA Corporate Pillars Manager

The WCA welcomes In the Bag Promotions as one of our new Corporate Pillars. In the Bag Promotions is a small, locally owned business with seven employees. The company’s expertise is branding and promotional items to help businesses and organizations grow and succeed.  This spring the company donated special hand-print tiles created by the Women’s and Children’s Alliance young clients.Why support the WCA? In the Bag Promotions President Lori Reading stresses that “we give back to our community in ways that make and keep Boise a great place to live.

Providing for Kids

Create Common Good And St. Luke’s Team Up To Provide For Kids In Childcare At The Women’s And Children’s Alliance

Boise, ID – Create Common Good (CCG) and St. Luke’s Health System teamed up recently to provide healthy snacks for the children in childcare at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) licensed child care at the secure domestic violence shelter, Serena’s House, and the drop-in childcare at the WCA’s downtown location.

Denim Day 2015

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the individuals who participated in Denim Day 2015 on April 29th. We were so happy to see the outpouring of support within our community for victims of sexual assault. We received countless photos throughout the day of individuals and organizations wearing jeans and/or the ‘Ask Me About Denim Day’ stickers, all of which can be found here.



Idaho Gives 2015


Thank you Idaho! We are grateful for all those who donated during Idaho Gives on May 7, 2015 and to many of the incredible nonprofits throughout Idaho. We are thankful and humbled by the 176 individuals who donated $11,297 to help those in our community impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault, and a heartfelt thank you to all of you who shared our mission with your friends and family members! We could not do the work we do without such a wonderful, supportive community!





Is your beloved vehicle ready for retirement?   

Support the Women’s and Children’s Alliance with a tax-deductible vehicle donation to the Idaho Youth Ranch! Read more here.

Wish Lists


Our lists of needed items are updated monthly 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.

  • Boxes of tissues
  • Children’s sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Compact florescent light bulbs (60 w)
  • Mattress covers (twin-sized vinyl zippered only)
  • Wipes
  • Quart size Ziploc bags
  • Children’s and baby’s sun hats
  • Pay as you go phones
  • Cooking utencils
In This Issue

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The Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director

Almost all of our funding comes to us in order to provide services to those who have suffered the trauma of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Yet we know that if we are ever to break the cycle we need to help prevent individuals from getting into these destructive and often violent relationships in the first place!


Susan Says

Susan Kelley, Development Director
The 11th Annual “Healing Begins with Hope” Fundraising and Outreach breakfast was a resounding success! Held at the Riverside Hotel on May 5, the theme of “Childhood Memories” touched over 300 guests. 

From Bev’s Desk

Bev La Chance, Deputy Director

I’m often asked, “what is it like to live in a domestic violence shelter?” Residents can expect a team of well-trained staff who understand the dynamics of abuse and the impact of trauma.


Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Challenge Sign-Ups for FitMania
May 16, 2015
 FitMania Studio, 10am-6pm
Cycle Celebration for WCA
May 17, 2015
 Municipal Park to Lucky 13, 11-3pm

 Coiled Wines Event

May 17, 2015

Coiled Wines, 6-8pm

Click here for more information

World’s Biggest Boot Camp

July 23, 2015

Julia Davis Park, 7-8pm

Click here for more information

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