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Taking Flight: October 2015

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October 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is officially Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in Boise. Boise Mayor David Bieter joined local and national officials in proclaiming October as DVAM in Boise on October 1st. Throughout the month we are partnering with local organizations and supporters to bring awareness to how this issue impacts our community.



Rembering SueB

The sixth annual SueB 5K Walk/Run and Kids’ race was held on October 4, 2015, in Julia Davis Park. The weather was warm and the sun was shining while more than 240 participated in this year’s festivities. Through sponsorships, donations, and registrations, more than $25,000 was raised for the SueB Endowment Fund at the WCA, to provide safety, freedom and healing for those impacted by domestic abuse on our community.

The annual event is presented by the WCA and the Employees of the Ada County Paramedics Association and held in memory of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby (SueB). Sue died in 2008 during a mysterious horseback riding incident. After her death, family and friends realized that SueB – her nickname – was likely in an abusive marriage. Sue’s sister, Marjory Sente, and friends, Leslie Hampe and Teresa Andrew, turned to the WCA as a way to honor Sue’s life and increase awareness about domestic violence.



Building Partnerships
In 2014, The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) heard about a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Deseret Industries and we knew immediately, that we could not pass on the opportunity to provide better services to our clients. We met Clark Meredith and his team to discuss the Community Grant and how it could benefit the clients we serve.

The Community Grant gives the WCA an opportunity to provide vouchers to clients in order for them to purchase furniture and merchandise from the Deseret Industries. When clients move out of the shelter they work with their Case Manager to obtain furniture for their new “forever home.” The Deseret Industries makes that possible for so many families. In 2015, we were able to provide vouchers to eleven families that transitioned out of the shelter and we are happy to announce that we have been approved for another grant this year.


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Volunteer Spotlight: Carlene Hansen
What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?


I am a court advocate as well as in the past being a speaker and my story is shared in the fundraising DVD that have been shown to companies. 



Supporting Our Clients


The WCA is grateful for the continual support shown from our community. This month we would like to highlight Axiom, the Justice League Softball Game, HOGS, St. Luke’s TWINS, Zee’s Rooftop Café, The Kick Back at Whiskey Bar, Fallapalooza and EWGA.

Our community supporters truly are the best in Boise!

Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Lamar Advertising


 We have some great Corporate Pillars that help us throughout the year in providing safety, healing and freedom to survivors. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we would like to highlight a Corporate Pillar who especially helps our efforts to bring this issue to forefront of community conversation.

Lamar of Idaho is the largest Out of Home Advertising Company in the state and is based out of Boise. They have four satellite offices in Lewiston, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Lamar of Idaho operates over 1,200 billboard faces in Idaho, Northern Nevada, Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. Their inventory consists of static posters and bulletins as well as digital poster and bulletin formats for providing creative ways to reach the public.

Launching a Capital Campaign: Hope Needs Space to Grow

It is an exciting time at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. We have just launched a $1.4 million capital campaign to build a transitional housing unit next to our existing secure shelter for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. We currently have a 120-day voluntary residential shelter program, one 24-hour emergency shelter room and four transitional housing rooms. Last year, 176 women and children stayed with us for 9,583 “safe bed nights”. We anticipate that this number will continue to increase in the coming years.

More . . .


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.
  • 2015 & 2016 notebook-sized day planners
  • Allergy medication (5 needed)
  • Bath towels (10 needed)
  • Bath Loofah (20 needed)
  • Boy’s Bicycle Helmets (2-5 years) – 5 needed
  • Diapers size 5 (5 boxes needed)/Diapers size 6 (5 boxes needed)
  • Girl’s Bicycle Helmets (2-5 years) – 5 needed
  • Pot and Pan Sets- 15 needed
  • Seasonal Children’s Outfits, Boy’s and Girl’s, All Sizes
  • Snacks (fruit snacks, trail mix, nuts, jerky, crackers,  etc.)
In This Issue

Quick Links

The Bea Line

Bea Black, Executive Director
As I was growing up I remember very clearly my parents admonition to “mind my own business” and “don’t stare – it’s rude”! Good manners were very important to them and since I wanted to please them they were important to me as well. Many of you probably remember being told the same thing.


Susan Says

Susan Kelley, Development Director

I love autumn in Boise! The leaves turning, the crisp air, college football-all my favorite things. And it’s such a busy time at the WCA! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and there are so many activities and fundraisers to benefit our services during the month-both long-time favorites and brand-new ones!

From Bev’s Desk

Bev La Chance, Deputy Director
Self-care is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul. Taxing work can leave one drained and exhausted. The following are ideas that we all can incorporate in to our lives.


Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendar!
Clothesline Project
October 13 and 14
Boise State University
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Financial Literacy Community Event
October 17, 2015
Women’s and Children’s Alliance
720 W. Washington St.
Noon to 3 p.m.
Witches Night Out
October 21, 2015
The Village in Meridian
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Yoga for a Cause

October 22, 2015

Boise State University
Simplot Ballroom, SUB

6 to 8 p.m.


Click here for information.


Community Health Partners Booth

With Saint Alponsus and St. Luke’s. Stop by and learn about Domestic Violence Awareness Month, community health and public education programs.

October 31, 2015
Capital City Public Market
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Crooked Cross Race

October 31, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crooked Flats

Click here for information.


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Dec 11


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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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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Dec 28


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Apr 03


2024 TWIN Awards

The WCA will honor the women who have been chosen as this year’s TWIN Cohort at its 31st Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Boise Centre. “These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “It […]

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