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Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Rice

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This month we are highlighting Grace Rice. She is one of our two Jesuit Volunteer Northwest AmeriCorps Members who is serving at the WCA for the next year. Grace Ribbon Photo

What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?
I am a child care specialist.

How long have you been a volunteer?
Since August, so almost 4 months.

What do you find most rewarding about your service at the WCA?
The most rewarding moments are the ones in which the children start to trust in the world again. Through the rigid routines we keep in the child care and the work the children do with their counselors and their mothers, an environment of trust is created. Once they begin to realize that the shelter is a safe place, the barrier of fear is removed and they are able to truly improve their behavior. I get to see the children put into action the healthy coping skills they have learned, first hand.

How have you changed or grown as a person through your service here?
If anything, I have definitely become a more patient person. I also have come to develop better coping skills for my own stress in life.

In your photo you are wearing a purple ribbon for domestic violence awareness. Can you tell me why it is important to you to wear the ribbon?
It is important to wear the ribbon to not only raise awareness, but to support the women and children I serve.

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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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