The Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program with St. Peter’s Health Partners, in observance of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, hosts an annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®,” a community march against rape and sexual violence at Riverfront Park, Troy.
The first-of-its-kind community event invites the public – especially men – to show support for victims/survivors by literally walking a mile in high-heeled shoes. Walkers will start from Riverfront Park, proceed down River St., up Congress St., down 3rd, and then back to Riverfront Park.
An estimated 500 people turn out yearly for the event. Proceeds benefit direct services to victims, such as counseling, legal advocacy, and education and outreach efforts.
The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program with St. Peter’s Health Partners is committed to reducing the trauma of sexual assault, crime, and violence, as well as providing community education for its prevention. We are dedicated to creating a supportive, caring environment for victims/survivors and their families to enhance the healing process. All services are free and confidential. The program also offers a 24-hour hotline for individuals in need, (518) 271-3257.