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Taking Flight: September 2021

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

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Taking Flight – September 2021

September Newsletter:
Intersections: Intimate Partner Violence and Suicide


The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

In September, we look at suicide awareness and prevention. In this month’s episode of the BeaLine, Bea talks about the connection between suicide and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). If you or someone you know need help, please call our 24-hour hotline at 208-343-7025 or the call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. You are not alone.


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


Believing Survivors is Suicide Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Some populations are more impacted by suicide than others, and survivors of sexual assault have much higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts than those who have not been victimized.
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The Clothesline Project

Since 1998, the WCA has organized a local display of the Clothesline Project (CLP) for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. After needing to do a virtual clothesline last year due to COVID (view the video here), we are excited to offer the community a chance to participate once again.
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The Prevention Perspective

Working directly with young people is central to the violence prevention work we do at the WCA each day. While educating young people is critical, creating opportunities for youth to explore self-empowerment, identify their values and passions and develop their skills is another way that we promote meaningful, long-lasting change. One opportunity for youth development that we are particularly excited to be a part of is the annual Idaho Youth for Change Summit!
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Philanthropy Files

With October fast approaching, there are just a few more weeks to sign up for The SueB 5K 10K. As we continue to try and do what’s best for our community, we will be hosting our annual outreach and fundraising event, Healing Begins with Hope, completely virtual on October 29th.
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Back to School

For some individuals, back to school can be a daunting experience — time, money and availability are all factors that can make back-to-school shopping more stressful than fun. The WCA Back-to-School program allows current clients with kids enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade to be anonymously sponsored by members in our community to receive school supplies, school clothes, shoes, a coat and have certain school fees paid for.
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Compassion Project: A Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. September 15 marks the day Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate their independence from Spanish colonial rule. Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16.
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Ambassador Party Packs

The WCA Ambassadors wanted to have a more direct impact on our clients, so, as a group, they decided to create meaningful celebrations and moments for our residents through monthly shelter party packs. From Earth Day planting projects and St. Patrick’s Day treats to Mom self-care goodie bags and ice cream making kits, WCA Ambassadors are making a caring and intentional impact on the lives of the women and children in our shelter.
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Corporate Pillar Spotlight: Norco

We are so grateful and honored to have Norco’s longtime support as a Corporate Pillar! Norco is the nation’s largest privately-owned welding, safety, medical and gas supplier, currently operating over 50 branches in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Utah and Wyoming. Just as when Norco was started 70 years ago, their group of proud employee owners are here to “Serve you Better.”
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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars


Who was SueB?

We had the privilege of learning about Susan “SueB” Newby through the eyes of her sister, Marjory “Marj” Sente and friends Leslie Hampe and Teresa Andrew.
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Shareable Content

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Watch for These Warning Signs

Recognizing Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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

Virtual Talk To Your Teen Presentations
October 7: 6-7 p.m
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: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
November 17: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour
September 23: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

SueB 5K/10K 
October 3-9
Register Here

Virtual Volunteer Information Session
October 5: 5-6 p.m.

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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