SafeSpace embraces 'Power of Love' by moving events to February
Tiffany Smith, Special to TCPalm Published
An evening stroll through a lovely downtown near Valentine’s Day sounds like the perfect setting for love and romance.
Indian River County Co-Chairs, Eric and Rachel Flowers, left, and Karen and John Franke for the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Oceanside’s Sunset Saturday Nights at Humiston Park in Vero Beach.
Indian River County Co-Chairs, Eric and Rachel Flowers, left, and Karen and John Franke for the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Oceanside’s Sunset Saturday Nights at Humiston Park in Vero Beach. (Photo: Provided by SafeSpace)
For SafeSpace, the only certified domestic violence center serving the Treasure Coast, it will certainly be about the power of love as the organization holds its 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® events in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties during the month of love.
Walkers in each county, many of them in iconic red stilettos, will be taking to the sidewalks and streets of downtown Stuart, Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, and Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie to raise money and awareness for SafeSpace while showing their love and support for victims of domestic violence. Along the way, participants can expect cheers from onlookers and special offerings from merchants as well as a view of the setting sun to make each step more enjoyable and meaningful.
Proceeds from the event will support the organization’s comprehensive provision of services offered to women, children and men, including emergency shelter, supportive living/transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, strategic safety planning, legal advocacy, counseling/support groups, and children’s programs.