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Taking Flight October 2021

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

 

Taking Flight – October 2021

October Newsletter:
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this month’s episode of the BeaLine, Bea talks about some more discrete types of domestic abuse. Isolating someone from their friends and family, threatening a pet and checking a partner’s phone is domestic abuse. If you or someone you know needs help, please call our 24-hour hotline at 208-343-7025.

Newsletters

Outreach Volunteers, Volunteers, Ambassadors and Corporate Pillars click below to see your monthly newsletter!

                

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This year, the national DVAM campaign is #WeAreResilient which reminds survivors of their strength and resiliency. The purpose of DVAM is to spread awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States and to break the cycle of violence through education and awareness.

DVAM Press Conference

On October 1, community leaders, in partnership with the WCA, proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Peace Officers’ Memorial in Meridian. The event was live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube and can be watched here.
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The Prevention Perspective

This October, as we turn our attention to both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and LGBTQIA+ History month, it is imperative to consider an intersectional approach to prevention. Abuse can be perpetrated and experienced by anyone, in relationships of any nature, regardless of gender identity or sexuality.
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Philanthropy Files

Please join us on October 29 for our virtual Healing Begins with Hope event and hear more about our mission of safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together to learn about our critical services and to hear the stories of those we serve.
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Compassion Project: What Can We Learn From the Petito Media Frenzy?

The mystery surrounding the life and death of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old social media influencer, has captured the imagination of the country. Her death, while undoubtedly a tragedy, has highlighted the chasm between how the American media treats the disappearance of young white women and how they treat the disappearance of women of color, and Indigenous women in particular.
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Ambassador Wings

During this month I hope you join us in one of the many ways to spark hope in our community and raise awareness about domestic abuse. Throughout the month you can take part in outreach efforts by hanging posters in your neighborhoods or workspaces, sharing shoe cards, or wearing a purple ribbon in solidarity with survivors and those lost to domestic abuse.
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Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Blue Cross of Idaho

                            

Blue Cross of Idaho is a remarkable Freedom Level Corporate Pillar sponsor. Its vision is to “be the best at helping people improve their lives with access to quality healthcare and financial peace of mind.”
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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars

Shareable Content

23 ways you can make a difference during DVAM

The What, Why, and How of DVAM

DVAM 2021 Toolkit

Poster Print-outs Available 

Another way we reach vulnerable people is through posters that can be displayed in public bathrooms. We recently heard from Albertson’s corporate offices that they have these posters displayed in their women’s and men’s restrooms to reach people who may need our services.

Click here for a link to print posters if you know of somewhere that could benefit!

Listen to The Prevention Perspective Podcast and The What Compassion Accomplishes Podcast!

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!
When:
 Every Monday at Noon
Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Virtual Talk To Your Teen Presentations
November 4: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentations
October 13: 6:30-7:30 pm
November 10: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentations
October 20: 12-1 p.m.
November 17: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour
October 28: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Healing Begins with Hope 
October 29: noon – 12:30 p.m.
October 29: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
October 30: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Register Here

Be the Hope: 24 Ways
October 29-30

Wish List

Donations are being accepted both via our Amazon Wish List and at our 720 W Washington location at our 8th Street entrance (please ring the doorbell at top of ramp) at the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4 pm

Please click here to view our Wish List. 

Please contact [email protected] or call 208.343.3688 ext. 241 to schedule any large drop offs.

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