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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month – and as if on cue, our local and national conversation seems to be providing plenty of opportunities for discussions on the complex issues surrounding both domestic violence and sexual assault!  The shooting death of two California cops responding to a domestic violence disturbance, the conversation about what is acceptable to say privately rather than publicly about women and the discussion of what has more impact – words or actions.  We are grateful for the conversations.  These conversations are painful to many who have suffered the trauma of one and sometimes both, but they can also be liberating.  The more victims understand that the actions perpetrated on them are in fact NOT what everyone considers “normal”, the more they are empowered to tell of their experience, the more I believe they will realize they are not alone and not to blame.  When all of us hold each other, and in particular our leaders, accountable – then we will see a shift in how our community and our nation responds to the sometimes subtle words, thoughts and actions that are behind the devaluing of another human being and we will in fact move closer to the WCA’s vision of “Fostering a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships”.  So bring on the conversations and the scrutiny of what we as individuals and as a community want to consider acceptable for ourselves, our family, friends and neighbors.
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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

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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May 07

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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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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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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