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The Bea Line

As we head into spring, we continue to reminisce about the amazing acts of generosity directed toward our clients and our staff by our community over the recent holiday season. At times, it felt as if our building was going to burst at the seams for all the gifts for our clients and their children.

Many of the families living in the shelter during Christmas have moved out of the shelter, making room for new women and children – seeking safety from violence and abuse in their homes. Often, these women leave many – if not all—of their personal possessions behind, arriving with only what they can carry or are wearing. Sometimes, they arrive without even the most basic items like shoes, pajamas or a toothbrush.

For these new shelter residents, as with hundreds before them, the WCA is a refuge and that first night in the shelter just might be the first night’s sleep where they can rest body and mind without the fear of being hurt. However, the staff at the WCA also works to help these women and children rebuild their lives – often including the need to purchase food, clothes and basic staples to set up a new forever home.

With the blooming of new bulbs and warm rays of sun, we feel the hope the WCA offers for these women and their children. If you are looking to join us in helping pave the path for this journey to a life free of abuse for our clients, consider a donation of a gift card for groceries, clothing, household items or gas. With these donations, our shelter staff is able to purchase items for clients coming into the shelter to help meet basic needs as well as help these women get the items they need to build a safe, comfortable and happy new forever home for their families.

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual 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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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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Oct 06

2024

Sue B Stroll and 5K October 6, 2024

Join us for the 15th annual SueB 5k  for Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 15th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 6, 2024 at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. Registration opens June 5! This event has always been about outreach and honoring the […]

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