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burrell-dianaThe Holiday Season at the WCA is magical. Our building looks like Santa’s Workshop thanks to the generosity of our community. I am always awed and inspired by the sheer volume of people who step forward to support our clients. Hundreds of families and businesses are providing holiday gifts for 118 WCA families this year! Hundreds more are supporting our mission through donating items from our Giving Tree, and still more throughout the community are having holiday drives and fundraisers to benefit our clients. The coordination of the drop offs and pick ups is no small logistical task, so dozens of volunteers help us with the intake, sorting and distribution of items all month.

As I talk with and learn about the donors and volunteers, they share their reasons for giving back to our community, specifically the WCA. Some give back because they recognize their privilege they had in growing up in a home where they learned about heathy relationships and believe all individuals deserve that opportunity. Some give back because they have a family member or close personal friend who has been directly affected domestic abuse or sexual assault. Many are survivors themselves. I’m always moved when a former client thanks us for the opportunity to help someone else. Someone they don’t know personally, but with whom they share a story and a journey. Our former clients often tell me how when they were at their lowest point the kindness of strangers gave them hope. Now they are the ones giving hope.

“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~ Samuel Smiles

Warmest wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.

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Sep 29


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the WCA will be holding a joint press conference on September 29 at the Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial at 10am. The WCA and other Domestic Violence service providers will be on site with information and awareness raising materials for our community members. Elected officials […]

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Oct 01


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k  and  3k  Urban  stroll  for  Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 14th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 1st at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. You can sign up to participate here with 5K registration starting at $25. […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt for EveryBODY! The 14th annual SueB 5k and 3k Scavenger Hunt will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of […]

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Oct 18


Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 18, 2023 from 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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