Page 4 - Palm City Spotlight - June '18
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Page 4, Palm City Spotlight

SafeSpace Announces from page 1                               coordinating activities                                 Emergency shelter,
                                                                                                                      supportive living,
Harbour Ridge                                                 with the mothers                                        and outreach
Gala Committee                                                                                                        programs and
has been                                                      and children at the                                     services are
supporting the                                                                                                        available for
important work                                                SafeSpace shelter;                                      victims throughout
of SafeSpace                                                                                                          the Treasure Coast.
through its                                                   supporting retail                                       SafeSpace offers
annual dinner                                                                                                         services to all
event. This                                                   operations at the Thrift                                victims of domestic
past year was Jill Borowicz, Sharon Beauchamp, and                                                                    violence and
the largest and Tracy Levy                                    Shoppe and various                                      their dependents Tracy Levy, Joyce Page, and Janet
most successful                                                                                                       r e g a r d l e s s o f Farnan-Dyer
event to date with over                                       other responsibilities.                                 race, gender, age,
300 residents and guests                                                                                              religion, political belief, national origin, immigration
in attendance. In total the                                   	 “To say I’m proud                                     status, physical or mental disability, marital status,
Harbour Ridge events have                                     is an understatement. Bath Monreal and Patricia         sexual orientation or language spoken. To learn more
raised over $725,000 for the                                  Without the work of our Eiseman                         about SafeSpace, please visit, call
domestic violence programs                                                                                            (772) 223-2399 or connect with SafeSpace on Facebook
and services SafeSpace                                        faithful volunteers, we                                 at
	The Douglass & Patricia                                      could not accomplish                                    Jill Borowicz, Shauna Bledsoe, Janet Farnan-Dyer, and
S t e w a r t S a f e S p a c e Chelsea Rose and Janet                                                                Tracy Levy
Vo l u n t e e r o f t h e Ye a r Farnan-Dyer                 our mission. We are
Award was presented to
Shauna Bledsoe of Port St.                                    grateful beyond words
Lucie. At every opportunity,
Shauna quietly lends her                                      to have these award
time and talents to benefit
SafeSpace. Through her                                        winners and our entire
moving company, Two Men
and a Truck, victims of                                       team of volunteers as
domestic violence have been
relocated to safe homes.                                      SafeSpace community
She has also provided much
needed assistance to the                                      advocates,” added
organization by having her Juliana Walker and Capt.
company transport pallets Brian Hester                        Borowicz.
of goods from the Treasure
Coast Food Bank and items for the SafeSpace Thrift            About SafeSpace
Shoppe, delivering them wherever they need to go.             	 SafeSpace is a
	 Joyce Page from Water Pointe Realty Group in Stuart         501(c)(3) nonprofit
was recognized as the Outstanding Board Member                organization that
of the Year. Her leadership and generosity have made          operates programs in
her a valuable addition to the volunteer team and the         Martin, St. Lucie, and
committees on which she serves. She understands               Indian River counties
the developmental direction of the organization, the          where families can Melissa Zolla and Tracy Levy
importance of making new connections, and the need            escape to a safe
for cultivating relationships with donors and supporters.     environment. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic
She continues to step up and accept challenges and            violence safety, support and education, empowering
responsibilities for the future benefit of the organization.  them to create an independent life free from violence.
	The Martin County Volunteer of the Year Award
was presented to Melissa Zolla of The Firefly Group.
Zolla has a true heart for the domestic violence cause,
paying her personal experiences forward to make a
difference in the lives of others. Through her positivity,
creativity and enthusiasm she has connected SafeSpace
to many new supporters. For several years, she chaired
various awareness efforts and fundraising events
including Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, SafeSpace’s
highly visible and impactful walk to raise awareness
about domestic violence.
	 Julianna Walker of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
Office was the St. Lucie County Volunteer of the Year.
Walker brings greater awareness to SafeSpace’s mission
by garnering the participation and support of volunteers,
sponsors and walkers for the annual Walk A Mile In
Her Shoes events. Her passion and dedication inspires
others to follow her lead and join those efforts that are
important to her.
	The Indian River County Volunteer of the Year was
awarded to Chelsea Rose of Treasure & Space Coast
Radio/93.7 WGYL. For Chelsea, giving back comes easy,
and she naturally encourages others to join her along the
way. Her creative energy has led to the success of several
fundraising and awareness events and proves how easily
she can and will make a difference for SafeSpace and
the communities it serves.
	 Another notable volunteer received recognition as
Thrift Shoppe Volunteer of the Year. The SafeSpace
Thrift Shoppe, which is a significant source of revenue
for the organization and merchandise for the women
and children it serves, depends on a very strong and
dedicated group of volunteers to drive its success. The
award was presented to Patricia Eiseman, a retired
Publix employee from Port St. Lucie, whose positive
attitude and integrity has made her a valuable addition
to the store’s donation processing area.
	 As a nonprofit organization, SafeSpace relies heavily
on the support of its volunteers to assist with the numerous
programs and services offered to victims and families
affected by domestic violence. SafeSpace volunteers
serve in many capacities including: assisting in core
programs; planning events and hosting fundraisers;
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