Walk - a Mile Event - April 22, 2017




How can I help?
There are several ways that corporations, individuals, and community groups can support Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
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What is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?
A fun, community event that supports the Emmaus House and Community Solutions programs in which where hundreds, and ultimately thousands, of men and women put on a pair of high-heeled shoes and walk through the streets of downtown Hollister in a light-hearted attempt to build awareness of the very serious issue of domestic violence and its negative impact on the community. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and although appreciated, it is not mandatory for participants to wear high heels.

Will High-heeled Shoes Be Provided?
High-heeled shoes will be provided to every registered participant. The shoes come in a variety of colors and styles. Participants are also encouraged to invest in their own pair.

When and where does the event take place?
This year the event will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2017. Event check-in begins at 10:00 am and the walk will begin at 11:00 am. The Start and Finish of the Walk is on the City lot located at the corner of Fourth and San Benito Streets (400 San Benito St.)

What programs and services will my donation fund? Proceeds from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will benefit the Emmaus House and Community Solutions Programs. All of the services provided by Emmaus House and Community solutions work to support the individual’s journey from victim to survivor to achiever. The programs include emergency shelter, a 24-Hour emergency hotline, sexual assault crisis response. Services include individual and group counseling, medical advocacy services, safety planning, children’s art therapies, financial literacy training, assistance in finding employment and housing, and resolving legal issues such as temporary restraining orders.