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Media Contact: Cynthia Walker. Executive Director, S.O.F.I.A (973) 932-0530 P.O. Box 674 Montclair, NJ 07042 info@supportSOFIA.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 8/4/2011

S.O.F.I.A (START OUT FRESH INTERVENTION ADVOCATES)


PRESENTS A WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & PRAYER ON THE HILL IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONES

Newark, NJ, 8/4/2011 - On September 10, 2011 at Canterbury Park at Canterbury Drive Montclair, NJ 07042, S.O.F.I.A, a non-prot organization dedicated and committed to providing enhanced services for survivors of domestic violence, will host their rst annual WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & PRAYER ON THE HILL IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONES. This community based event will provide S.O.F.I.A with an opportunity to speak out and raise public awareness about the undying epidemic of violence in our community, according to experienced Certied Domestic Violence Advocate, vocal community champion, and Founder/ Executive Director Cynthia Walker. Proceeds from this event will go towards establishing the S.O.F.I.A Success Center Healing and Wellness Programs for Domestic Violence Victims.

GOALS FOR THE WALK

- To raise awareness about domestic violence - To raise resources to support emergency needs of domestic violence survivors - To expedite the opening of the S.O.F.I.A Success Center Healing and Wellness Programs for Domestic Violence Victims.

WALK SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Registration S.O.F.I.A Walk Against Domestic Violence Prayer on the Hill - Pastor Reginald Bynum

REGISTRATION

- Individual and Team registrations are welcome. - Individual participants will be required to pay a $10 registration fee. - Team Captains who also provide $25 in sponsorships (total of $35) and complete their registration by September 1, 2011 will be eligible for an S.O.F.I.A Domestic Violence T-shirt. Register for the walk here - http://lch.bz/SOFIAWalk11

IMPORTANT LINKS

S.O.F.I.A on the Web -http://www.supportSOFIA.org Facebook - http://lch.bz/SOFIAFacebook Twitter - http://twitter.com/supportSOFIA

OFFICIAL HASHTAG - #SOFIAWALK11

About S.O.F.I.A
Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (fondly referred to as S.O.F.I.A.) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and temporary housing to at risk women and children of domestic violence. Our mission is make each of our domestic violence victim clients become self-sufcient, positive and successful. We are currently in the developmental stages of launching The S.O.F.I.A. Success Center- A Healing and Wellness Center for Domestic Violence Victims were we will offer a variety of workshops to help heal the inner soul. Core Values We value integrity for each individual as unique and inherently worthwhile. Our goal is to build inner peace, independence, security and self assurance with our clients. We value the rights of victims to make life decisions based on being fully informed of all their legal rights and options. We value the growth of our clients. We will commit to overseeing continuous personal improvement, encourage clear and constant focus and will help guidetowardsselfsufciency. We value safety,privacy,andjustice for all our clients (women and children).

Protect Shield & Prosper Workshops


Contact S.O.F.I.A to schedule aWorkshop Presentation for your group along with special rates: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships (Recognizing the Clues) - Behaviors that we hope to encourage in relationships vs. those that are problematic in order to develop close and intimate relationships with others. Dating Etiquette and Boundaries (Your Personal Space) - Intimate partners, dating violence and sexual assault. Do you know that your No does not mean Maybe? Date Drugs (Recognizing and Protecting Yourselves) - C.Y.D. Cover Your Drink What looks good may not be good for you. How to Support Someone you Suspect is in an Abusive Relationship - How to let someone know that they are valuable and any abuse they may have suffered can be conquered and overcome. Understanding and Recognizing the Signs of Dating Violence - Warning Signs, rationalizations and pressures teens and adults face. Guidance for teens, parents and other concerned adults in supporting the person involved in dating or domestic violence.

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