Walk a Mile

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Mark your calendars and dig out your high heels!  Safe Passage is once again hosting “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!”  An opportunity for our community to stand against sexual violence by putting yourself in the shoes of a sexual assault survivor for a mile walk in high heels!

April 14, 2018 at noon in DeKalb, IL with after party to follow at Fatty’s!  More details to come!

Walk a Mile is a great opportunity for everyone, but especially men in our community to stand together and say that we will end our rape culture that allows sexual harassment and abuse to persist.  Come join us for a fun and important event!

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Happy Holidays?

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If you are like me, you love the holiday season.  I can’t wait to dig out my holiday decorations, make paper snowflakes, and cozy up with a warm mug of cocoa.  For me, the holidays have always been a time of warmth, generosity, and family fun.  There is always some stress and frustration, but on the whole, this is the time of the year I feel the hope and light that gives me strength for the year to come.

I hope you feel the same love and strength this time of year.  I hope you find yourself surrounded by warmth and family this holiday season.  But if you aren’t, know that you are not alone.  There is love and support for you, even if it is in an unexpected place.

We felt that love and support yesterday when a community member dropped off a literal truckload of toys.  This community member went out of her way to play Santa and we are so grateful.  The generosity of our community helps us to make this holiday season just a little bit brighter for the kids and families who come through our doors.  Thank you thank you thank you!

Happy Holidays!

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On December 6, Safe Passage clients celebrated the holidays with our annual winter party. Over 50 clients and their children enjoyed a holiday meal, desserts and music.

Children were able to decorate ornaments, color holiday masks, and create winter crafts with their friends and parents. Later in the evening, Santa made an appearance. Children were thrilled to talk to Santa about their hopes and wishes after receiving goodie bags and taking a picture with him. Santa told us the majority of children and adults that spoke with him hoped for “happiness and peace.”

We also want to recognize the generosity and kind hearts of Kyler Photography who took family pictures for our clients. These were framed beautifully and given to each parent as their gift. Clients were overjoyed by the opportunity. This night wasn’t possible without the help and dedication of our board members, staff and community volunteers. Stay tuned with upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at www.safepassagedv.org/events.