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Women Helping Women: A Centennial History of the Boise YWCA/WCA

UPDATE:  The book has been published and is now available for purchase at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance’s Washington Street office and Rediscovered Books on 8the street.


You can find the book (navy blue) in the "Idaho" section at Rediscovered Books.


For my graduate project I was lucky enough to write the 100 year history of a wonderful local non-profit in Boise. The Women’s and Children’s Alliance, formerly the Young Women’s Christian Association, works to prevent and educate the public about domestic and sexual abuse.  The YWCA began as a safe refuge for women coming to the city for employment and throughout its history it has provided a wide variety of services to the community, including helping run tuition-free kindergartens, the Rape Crisis Alliance, and entertainment for local teens and local airmen.

To find out more about the book:

Read the Statesman article on the book:

Check out the BSU update on the book:

Or read the WCA’s article on the book:


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