Community Solutions is an organization close to my heart. They do the gritty work that a lot of other nonprofits won't go near, but meet crucial needs in our community: domestic violence prevention, supporting victims of sexual abuse, mental health services, and safe housing.
If you are alive, you either have been affected by abuse or know someone who has, and that's why the work of Community Solutions should be near to all of our hearts. They help people find a way out of the darkest of life situations--especially women.
On May 5, Community Solutions invites you to The Hearts of Gilroy Women's Luncheon & Auction.
The Hearts of Gilroy is a time of fun, fashion, and philanthropy at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the women wearing the best shoes, so bust out those bright yellow stilettos you never get to wear. A special guest will be surprised with the Heart of Gilroy award, recognizing her active involvement in making Gilroy a better place to live, work, and thrive.
If you aren't familiar with Community Solutions many services to the community, visit their website.
Survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or human trafficking may sometimes feel like they have nowhere to turn to, but Community Solutions is there to help them out. A team of advocates can provide legal guidance, emotional support, and social services to aid those trying to escape bad situations.
As a woman, I can say I am very glad Community Solutions exists and I wholeheartedly stand behind the work they do. Domestic violence victims come in all shapes and sizes and colors and careers and their abusers don't always to appear to be the villain they are behind closed doors, making it even harder for victims to recognize the abuse and leave.
Hearts of Gilroy is a luncheon that celebrates all the wonderful, important work that Community Solutions does and raises money to continue to help victims rebuild their lives after abuse.
Tickets are $75 and you must RSVP by April 25. The event usually sells out early, so don't tarry!