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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Orange County employees to participate in Safe Homes We Can Be Heroes 5K on April 14th

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Goshen, N.Y. – Representatives from Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus’, District Attorney David Hoovler’s and Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Darcie Miller’s offices will participate in the second annual Safe Homes of Orange County “We Can Be Heroes 5K” on Sunday, April 14th.

“I’m glad to see so many County employees participating in such an important and wonderful event,” Neuhaus said. “The true heroes are the staff and Safe Homes and the strong and resilient survivors of domestic violence.”

The event will start with Kids Fun Runs at 8:15 and 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Newburgh Free Academy, located at 201 Fullerton Avenue.

Proceeds of the race will benefit Safe Homes, which provides free counseling, support groups, legal services, and other forms of assistance to survivors of domestic violence, teen dating violence and human trafficking, and gives training to agencies, businesses, law enforcement, and individuals regarding domestic violence. Participants in the races are encouraged to dress as their favorite personal or super hero.

“The ‘We Can Be Heroes 5K’ is a great to raise awareness about domestic violence, which will not be tolerated in Orange County,” Hoovler said. “I will continue to partner with County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois to assist Safe Homes. Safe Homes does incredible work with and for domestic violence victims.”

Added Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier, Executive Director of Safe Homes of Orange County: “Everything we do at Safe Homes centers around collaboration and we appreciate the continued support we receive from County Executive Steve Neuhaus and his team. Whether you walk or run that day, we will cross the finish line together, heroes in our own right, raising awareness to end domestic violence and human trafficking.”

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can call Safe Homes of Orange County 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 845-562-5340. For more information about the We Can Be Heroes 5K, contact Safe Homes’ Events and Community Engagement Manager at 845-562-5365 ext. 101 or [email protected]

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