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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes and 5K Run/Walk

Welcome Supporters of Rebuilding Hope, SACPC.  It’s that time of year again to get your heels /boots ready and join us for our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!  For 2014 we are also including a 5K run on a separate day to expand our Sexual Assault Awareness Event! 

Walk a Mile Her Shoes 2014

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence.

Date: Friday, April 25th, 2014

Location:  Washington State History Museum  1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA  

Registration Information:  Please sign up at our First giving webpage. 


To register for our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, we need each walker to create a donation page to raise at least $35.00.  If the walker raised at least $200, they can also attend our 5K Run off of Ruston Way Waterfront. Please contact amanda@hopesacpc.org for discount code if you are interested in the walk and have raised $200 on First Giving. 

Rebuilding Hope, SACPC 5K Run/ Walk In HER Shoes ' 14 

Our 5K Run off of Ruston Way are for those who cannot attend our Walk a Mile In Her Shoes but would like to join our event to stop the silence on Sexual Abuse.  No worries, this event does not include our participates to run in heels. This is a great opportunity for the runners in the Pierce County area to come and support Rebuilding Hope, SACPC. 

Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Location:  Dickman Mill Park  2423 Ruston Way Tacoma, WA 98402

Registration Information:  Please register on our Data Bar Events website.


Registration Fee:  $35.00.  $5.00 discount for teams of 4 or more. Please contact amanda@hopesacpc.org for discount coupon code for your team.   Limit of 300 runners/ walkers for the event so sign up as soon as you can! 

Event Information:

Stop by Fleet Feet Tacoma the day prior to the race to pick up runner/walker packet.

Race Course: The race course is a flat fast course along beautiful Ruston Way.

Parking:  Available at the Dickman Mill Park and surrounding area.

For more information please contact amanda@hopesacpc.org or (253) 597-6424 x 10

Vicarious Trauma and YOU

If you work with a high caseload of traumatized individuals, this workshop is for you! We know that trauma impacts the clients we serve, but how does witnessing, helping with or hearing about trauma day after day affect you personally and professionally?  What is the impact on the organizations we work in?  Come and find out what the “occupational hazards” are and find out what you can do to minimize the risk to yourself and your organization.  

This workshop is suitable for social workers, mental health therapists, residential counselors, case managers, medical personnel, law enforcement, fire fighters, CPS workers, and foster parents; anyone who has had repeated exposure to trauma through work or volunteer activities.  Administrative personnel at agencies who focus on trauma are also welcome.

When:             Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Where:           101 E. 26th Street Suite 200 Tacoma, WA 98421

Time:              Check in at 12:15 PM, Workshop from 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Cost:               $45 per person/pre-registered by March 6th, 2014

                       $55.00 per person after March 14th, 2014, if space is available

*Special Group Rate of $35 per person for three or more from the same organization registering together by that date

Please call the office at (253) 597-6424 if you have any questions: Registration questions extension 10; Workshop questions extension 14

Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County offers support toward healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse. Through education and collaboration Rebuilding Hope improves the community's response to sexual assault and abuse victims and challenges the behaviors and beliefs that promote sexual violence.


Philosophy and Goals

Rebuilding Hope,The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County was created and exists to serve victim-survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and to confront the social dynamics which foster sexual assault and abuse.

Although sexual assault is often an isolated incident, it is symptomatic of a greater social dynamic. The act or threat of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence are used to victimize and control individuals. Sexual assault is a physical and psychological assault of profound magnitude, which impacts a victim’s sense of self-esteem, trust, security and control, as well as the individual’s relationship within the larger community.

Rebuilding Hope is a community-based agency that advocates for victim-survivors, their families and friends. The agency embraces the goal of providing support and information so that a victim may empower herself or himself to heal, while acknowledging the victim-survivor’s dignity and respect of her or his decisions.

Rebuilding Hope advocates the victim-survivor’s right to:Be believed;Receive non-judgmental support;Choose her or his own pace and path of healing;Expect privacy and confidentiality;Accept or reject any agency service offered; andReceive accurate and current information.

In order to serve all victim-survivors, Rebuilding Hope strives to be fully accessible to all segments of the community, acknowledging differences and special needs. The agency seeks to eliminate barriers by asking for community input in assessing and broadening diverse representation within the agency. It serves individuals who have had their lives impacted by sexual assault, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, income, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

The agency believes sexual assault can be prevented. Prevention programs focus on:Education: targeting youth, other service providers, and the public, to rethink unconscious beliefs that permit the behavior;Community Development Model facilitation and implementation, which allow individual communities to take responsibility for creating an environment that has no tolerance for sexually violent behavior;Confrontation of societal views and attitudes that excuse sexual assault and increase vulnerability.

The Sexual Assault Center is an integral part of a larger system encompassing all services and professions that come into contact with victims of sexual assault and abuse. As a pivotal agency in the community, Rebuilding Hope is a critical force in the effort to further humanize the medical, legal, judicial and social processes that confront the victim-survivor. It is committed to interacting with the larger system in a professional and responsible manner.  

We appreciate any donations to help us continue to support, heal, educate and prevent sexual assault in our communities.