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human and love spirit powerful energy connect to the universe power abstract art watercolor painting illustration design hand drawn“I wanted to thank you for allowing us to stay here. Thank you for what you do here on a daily basis–for the care and consideration you have shown. I appreciate that we have been welcomed here and that we have had a safe place to grow and heal.

I was lost, and I didn’t have the tools to care for myself, let alone my daughter. I was crippled if not paralyzed by the tapes that played in my head. I didn’t understand how to be good to myself and was in no position to teach my child how to take good care of herself. I was teaching her what not to do but in no way was able to be the example I desired to be. I feel rescued. We have been rescued. First, you gave me permission to have wings and then from day to day you taught me to fly.

You are all important, each and every one of you. From my own experience here at the shelter, sometimes a simple smile or acknowledgment from a staff member made the difference in how I felt about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging. I have never felt like we were a burden or that what we needed or wanted to be any trouble. You made me feel that it was okay to ask for help or for advice. I know now, I can ask for help and that there are people who are willing to reach back once they know of a need. Thank you again for everything. Thank you for the platform. I will use it to go far. I believe with all my heart we will make it.”

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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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