A new Children's and Women's Shelter broke ground in Boise this past week. The WCA or Women's and Children's Alliance has been a leading advocate for individuals who fall victim to sexual and domestic abuse. With this new shelter in Boise so many who are looking for help will find it with in these walls. The ceremony took place this past Thursday and dignitaries and city officials were all on hand. The W.C.A in Boise started a campaign last April in an effort to raise over $1.8 million dollars, going into the weekend they said they are just about $150,000 from there final goal.

The new shelter will be comprised of 16 transitional units,each equipped with a living room, dining room, laundry and shared spaces. A plus for these homes as well will be each unit will have there own private bathrooms. Most the times in transitional homes, and shelters that is not the case.

Credit: Women's & Children's Alliance of Boise

This new Transitional Shelter will be a welcomed "safe haven" for individuals who are going through abuse in or out of the home.

Some stats from WCA's website in 2015 in Ada County:

  • Overall, there were 4,447 calls related to domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse in 2015.
  • In 2015 there were 3,385 calls for service related to domestic abuse including domestic battery report, domestic violence-physical, domestic violence-threat, and domestic violence-verbal.
  • In 2015 Ada County received 770 calls for service related to sexual assault including lewd conduct, rape and sexual assault.
  • There were 292 calls for service related to child abuse in Ada County in 2015.

To find out more or if you have question about the Women's and Children's Aliance you can call there 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 208.343.7025 or 24-Hour Rape Hotline 208. 345.7273 (RAPE)