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Rebecca R - JV outreach coordinator 2020Like probably all of you, this is not how I imagined this summer going. We’re all experiencing heightened anxieties and worries, unsure of what might happen day-to-day. When you can’t see an end to the challenges you’re facing, it can be hard not to feel like they could go on forever. It’s understandable that we may be feeling poorly more than usual–even a little hopeless.

One thing I’ve learned over this past year is that there are people trying to do good in every city, every community, and every organization. It’s been comforting to know that while we face many challenges, there are also caregivers, activists, and advocates tipping the scales every day in favor of kindness, well being, and justice.

As I come to the end of my time as the JV Outreach Coordinator, I’ve started to reflect on what this past year of service in Boise has meant to me. One of the lessons that stands out, is that no matter how hopeless or frustrating circumstances outside of our control may be, there will always be people putting in work to “make the world a better place.”

I am full of hope for the future because I have witnessed the generosity and compassion of the Boise community in so many ways. I’ve gotten to work with this amazing WCA team, volunteers, and community supporters who dedicate their time to helping others find safety, healing, and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. I’ve spent time with volunteers at other nonprofits and organizations in Boise who continue to do selfless work even in the midst of this tumultuous time.

Having hope is a choice to be excited about the possibilities of the future–instead of dreading them. While we don’t know what changes this time will bring, we can trust that there are other people doing the work alongside us, and we can have hope for a better future because of this work we put in.

 

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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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