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Taking Flight November 2014

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November 2014


The No More Campaign Continues

The No More PSA Campaign is a national movement led by the Joyful Heart Foundation, and directed by Mariska Hargitay, that has allowed millions of Americans to say “No More” to domestic abuse.

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance has been participating in the campaign since October and we have seen a huge outpouring of participation from our staff, our clients and our community members. The walls of our office our covered with posters that have been filled in by men, women, children, students, and survivors of all kinds.


BSU Greek Life Supports WCA


Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, the WCA has received amazing support from two Greek Organizations at Boise State University. As domestic violence and sexual assault are the areas of philanthropy for both the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity at BSU, we have had the opportunity to work with some truly inspiring and wonderful students.

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega hosted a candlelit vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 20th. The women lit candles, reported statistics of the prominence of abuse and assault to their peers, allowed representatives of the WCA to speak, and held a minute of silence for all victims of domestic violence. It was a beautiful night and an amazing event to be a part of.


Starting the Conversation: Victim Takes Sexual Violence Issue to Church

Written by Danielle Tudor


I’m writing this post on November 11, 2014 – 35 years to the day since I was raped.  Outside, Portland’s east winds are rushing down the Columbia River Gorge and whistling around my house, just as they did on that cold night 35 years ago.  I believe that only God’s grace has brought me this far, and so the topic of this post is entirely fitting.

I’m still thinking about Sunday, November 9.  A friend, Pastor Annie Hunt, asked me to tell the story of my journey from rape victim to advocate, at a special event for women at her church here in Portland.


Guest Blog Post

Written by Kendra Mills

My name is Kendra and I am a senior at Capital High School. For one of my classes a family donated $300 to one class period and we all had to split the money: we each got $10. I had to find some way to make $10 into more money or do something with the $10 and give back to the community.

My family and I decided to do a benefit car show. We hosted the car show at the Golden Wheel Drive-Inn on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. We only had one week to get everything together, so it was very short notice.


The sun was shining, and the day turned out to be beautiful! Most likely this was the last day of warm weather, and we had over 100 people show up and 27 cars registered!


Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sue


 Volunteer: Sue Ellis

What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?

I have the pleasure of working with Susan Kelley, Development Director and Emily Fascilla, Donor Support Specialist.

I set up the club room for the IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK tours. I provide a variety of administrative assistance including event material preparation, monthly pledge statement preparation, database maintenance and filing.

I also have the honor of working with Lisa Uhlmann, Corporate Pillar Manager. I provide administrative assistance to Lisa.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Ashley

Ashley Sadring, Case Manager


What do you do in your job at the WCA?

I am a Case Manager at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. I assist my clients in working on meeting a variety of needs, setting goals, and coming up with plans to be successful in achieving their goals. This assistance may come in form of community referrals or assisting them with skill development.

I also facilitate a group at the WCA called Life Skills. Life Skills is an educational group, open to our residential clients, which covers a variety of topics such as nutrition, job interviewing, self-care, and healthy relationships.


Corporate Pillar Spotlight

The WCA would like to offer a special thank you to one of our amazing Corporate Pillars this month: Chad Case Photography and VideoChad generously creates and donates the marvelous photos of our WCA TWIN Honorees. Our TWIN honorees visit Chad’s North End studio to have their portraits taken by Chad and his assistant Jonathan Conti.


Chad Case is a photographer for his time and place.  A native of Boise, Idaho, Chad left for boot camp with the Air National Guard right out of high school. Graduating with honors from boot camp, he returned to Boise where he began working for a commercial photography studio in town while attending the local university.  After five years in the studio Chad moved to Alaska to pursue adventure, photography, and free living.  In the beautiful Alaskan frontier Chad refined his photography while working exciting and deadly jobs like crab fishing in the Bering Sea and fighting wild fires in the summer. 


Donor Spotlight: Meet Lexi


Lexi Crawford, a senior at Capital High School, is a volunteer at the WCA and recently chose to benefit the WCA for a donation project she is running.

Can you describe what exactly your fundraising project is?

I am holding a competition between the sophomores, juniors and seniors at Capital High School for my fundraising project. They are donating money to a specific class and the winning class overall will get an early release from the last class of the day before Thanksgiving break.


Supporting WCA Clients


A big thank you to all the amazing groups that supported our clients this month!


Arbor Crossfit donated pumpkins for our residents to carve!


Billy from Mai Thai donated this amazing Zenbook to our Outreach Team



Riders Against Domestic Abuse and Rape Support WCA


The group R.A.D.A.R., (Riders Against Domestic Abuse and Rape), raised $5,177.00 for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance at their First Annual Rally on October 11th. Thank you to this amazing organization for such an incredible donation!





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.

  • Non-perishable/non-expired food items
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Compact florescent light bulbs (60 w)
  • Mattress covers (twin-sized vinyl zippered only)
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Genie bag refills
  • Bibs
  • Twin bedding sets (boys and girls themes)
  • Hooded towels
  • High chairs
In This Issue

Quick Links

Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director

Where has the year gone?  I seem to ask myself that every November!  Once we celebrate Halloween it seems the year accelerates and the next thing you know we are eating turkey and decorating for the holidays.  For many reasons I am not sad to see this year end.  It has been a difficult year for me personally, having lost several people who I love and have been important in my life. 

Susan Says

Susan Kelley, Development Director
A wonderful gift arrived at the WCA this week! It was a bequest from a special lady, Beverly Miller. Her $100,000 donation went into our Endowment Fund, and Beverly will be memorialized for her generosity to our mission. Her bequest will go a great way in helping us reach our endowment goal of $10 million.


From Bev’s Desk

Bev La Chance, Deputy Director

The Joyful Heart Foundation has spearheaded the NO MORE PSA campaign that brings attention to domestic violence and sexual assault and the silence that, too often, accompanies these issues. Directed by Mariska Hargitay, the Foundations President and Founder, more than 40 celebrities have been enlisted to speak out and to raise awareness.


Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar!


Fashion 4 Purpose

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

5-8m, Mimi Marie in Eagle

Click here for more information

No Shave November Event at BSU

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 


BSU Campus


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 PF Changs Christmas Extravaganza

December 8, 2014

11am-11pm at PF Changs Downtown

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Concerts for a Cause: Spoon

Saturday, December 9, 2014


8-11pm at the Knitting Factory

Learn more here and purchase tickets here!

Concerts for a Cause: Billy Idol

Sunday, December 14, 2014


8-11pm, Knitting Factory


 This show is SOLD OUT


3rd Annual Backstage Pirates Holiday Fundraiser



Until December 13th, the Backstage Pirates will  be selling t-shirts on their website to raise money for the WCA. Proceeds from the shirts will be used to purchase items from local vendors to stock the resident store.

Click here for more information.

Mai Thai Local Impact Zone Night


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mai Thai Downtown Boise

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