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Emily Headshot“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” – Goran Persson

With the New Year comes our newest column: The Compassion Project. In the last weeks of December we spent time highlighting the generosity, kindness, and compassion of our community. If you search the hashtag  #WhatCompassionAccomplishes on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, you can see these heartwarming stories. Thank you to those of you who participated.

Throughout the year, this column will feature the various ways to have compassion for others, for our specific organization, and for yourself – an underrated yet crucial component to fostering a healthy community. The word compassion is a noun and is perhaps best defined by its synonyms; empathy, care, concern, warmth, love, tolerance, kindness, humanity, and charity. Compassion’s antonyms: indifference and cruelty, have no place within our walls here at the WCA. We know how much good there is in the world, we get to see it every day. In people like you, our supporters and friends, in our fellow staff members, our volunteers, our Ambassadors. And finally in our clients and their children, who fight for a new life for themselves filled with care, concern, and love.

It is my pleasure to be able to bring this theme of compassion into 2017 for our readers.  I have worked for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance for just over three years. In my time here I have learned the same lesson again and again: transformation is possible. Individually, organization-wide, community-wide, and therefore, worldwide. Let us be the ones who collectively transform our world by allowing compassion lead our actions above all else.

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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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