WCA receives early Christmas present

Posted at 6:51 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 20:56:55-05

The Women's and Children's Alliance received an early Christmas gift on Friday.

Corwin Ford Nampa presented the WCA with a $25,000 check in front of Boise's Giving Tree.

The money will cover costs for up to four families staying at the WCA's transitional shelter, which includes counseling, court advocacy and job skills training, among other things.

"We're just so grateful, and we're so appreciative of the support because all of our services are provided at no charge to the individuals who need them. We simply couldn't do it if it weren't for the support we get from our community,"  said Beatrice Black, WCA executive director.

The timing couldn't have been better for the WCA. They're getting ready to open their new shelter sometime during the first part of the new year.

The WCA hasn't had a brand new facility to speak of since 1940. Plus, they will be able to nearly double their capacity for women and children in need once the new facility is fully operational.