Categories: Events & Entertainment, Charity & Giving | Issue: March 2019
April is sexual assault awareness month. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® is an annual event hosted by Safenet Services, Inc. to bring awareness to the subject of sexual assault and to encourage victims to seek help. April 6, 2019 • 10 a.m. • Claremore Gazebo Park • For more info and to register for the walk visit: www.safenetservices.org/events
Safenet is a light in the dark for victimized women in Rogers and Mayes counties, providing services for the healing of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sylvia Starr is the Sexual Assault Advocate, and she aims to identify victims and survivors of assault and provide them with the support they need to move forward. “Starting the journey to heal can be difficult because victims feel so much shame and guilt, and some believe it is their fault,” said Sylvia. “We first start by believing. When the victim is ready to start their healing journey, we start to work on who they are, and help to identify their worth and empower them to know their value.” Support groups are available, as well as counseling and assistance with safety and shelter. “I feel it’s an honor to be able to help these women and help them begin their journey of healing,” Sylvia said.