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What Does Kindness Look Like to You?

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November 13 is World Kindness Day, an international holiday formed in 1998 as part of the World Kindness Movement. World Kindness Day is about promoting kindness to yourself, to each other and to the world.

Kindness is at the heart of why we do what we do here at the WCA. Our vision as a community-based resource is to foster a community where individuals thrive in safe, healthy relationships. Kindness manifests itself in many different ways. Some at the WCA serve out of a desire to prevent harm from happening in our community. Some practice kindness in the way they help others in their journey to safety, healing and freedom.

Here is what we heard around the WCA about “what kindness looks like”:

“Kindness is showing up for yourself and others rooted in authenticity, care, and love. Kindness is wanting the best for all and acting accordingly.”  -Megan Raimondi, Clinical Services Manager

“Doing something that’s right, even though it’s not the easiest decision.” -Sarah Loebes, Crisis Case Manager

“The generosity of our community—a physical manifestation of our kindness.” -Bea Black, CEO

“Accepting others just as they are. Accepting others just the way they are allows you to set healthy boundaries.” -Amelia Rogers, Outreach Volunteer

“Kindness is extending to yourself the same care and concern you would give to others.” -Emily Dehmer, Jesuit Volunteer

“Kindness is a precious commodity that is at the disposal of any individual regardless of socio-economic status, age or ability. When I think about kindness, it represents the moments when one person gives to another with the intention to make things better for them. These gestures of kindness have the potential for great impact on the person receiving it and can cause a ripple effect, impacting those around them. 

During my time at the WCA, I have seen time and time again how kindness permeates our services and programs. I have seen how survivors and their children selflessly give to others around them. In visiting the shelter, I see kindness in the way residents engage with one another. Kindness looks like a welcoming smile when a person first arrives at the shelter. It also sounds like the laughter and giggles of children in the safety of the shelter. Kindness is also represented in the many ways staff engage with residents to help them feel at home. Lastly, kindness also represents communities that are willing to lean in to help residents even when they might not witness the joy their gifts bring to families. Kindness is potent—so, give it liberally.” -Dr. Beronica Salazar, Program Director


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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