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SafeSpace Announces from page 1                               	 Julianna Walker of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s           heavily on the support of
                                                                                                                            its volunteers to assist with
                                                              Office was the St. Lucie County Volunteer of the Year.        the numerous programs
                                                                                                                            and services offered to
                                                              Walker brings greater awareness to SafeSpace’s mission        victims and families affected
                                                                                                                            by domestic violence.
                                                              by garnering the participation and support of volunteers,     SafeSpace volunteers
                                                                                                                            serve in many capacities
                                                              sponsors and walkers for the annual Walk A Mile In Her        including: assisting in core
                                                                                                                            programs; planning events
                                                              Shoes events. Her passion and dedication inspires others      and hosting fundraisers; Bath Monreal and Patricia
                                                                                                                            coordinating activities with Eiseman
                                                              to follow her lead and join those efforts that are important  the mothers and children at
                                                                                                                            the SafeSpace shelter; supporting retail operations at the
                                                              to her.                                                       Thrift Shoppe and various other responsibilities.
                                                                                                                            	 “To say I’m proud is an understatement. Without the
                                                              	The Indian River County Volunteer of the Year                work of our faithful volunteers, we could not accomplish
                                                                                                                            our mission. We are grateful beyond words to have these
                                                              was awarded to Chelsea Rose of Treasure & Space Coast         award winners and our entire team of volunteers as
                                                                                                                            SafeSpace community advocates,” added Borowicz.
                                                              Radio/93.7 WGYL. For Chelsea, giving back comes easy,         About SafeSpace
                                                                                                                            	 SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that
                                                              and she naturally encourages others to join her along the     operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River
                                                                                                                            counties where families can escape to a safe environment.
                                                              way. Her creative energy has led to the success of several    SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety,
                                                                                                                            support and education, empowering them to create an
                                                              fundraising and awareness events and proves how easily        independent life free from violence. Emergency shelter,
                                                                                                                            supportive living, and outreach programs and services
                                                              she can and will make a difference for SafeSpace and the      are available for victims throughout the Treasure Coast.
                                                                                                                            SafeSpace offers services to all victims of domestic violence
                                                              communities it serves.                                        and their dependents regardless of race, gender, age,
                                                                                                                            religion, political belief, national origin, immigration
                                                              	 Another notable volunteer received recognition as           status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual
                                                                                                                            orientation or language spoken. To learn more about
Tracy Levy, Joyce Page, and Janet Farnan-Dyer                 Thrift Shoppe Volunteer of the Year. The SafeSpace            SafeSpace, please visit www.safespacefl.org, call (772)
                                                                                                                            223-2399 or connect with SafeSpace on Facebook at www.
                                                              Thrift Shoppe, which is a significant source of revenue       facebook.com/safespacefl.

	The Douglass & Patricia Stewart SafeSpace Volunteer for the organization and merchandise for the women and                 Jill Borowicz, Sharon Beauchamp, and Tracy Levy

of the Year Award was presented to Shauna Bledsoe of children it serves, depends on a very strong and dedicated

Port St. Lucie. At every opportunity, Shauna quietly lends group of volunteers to drive its success. The award was

her time and talents to benefit SafeSpace. Through her presented to Patricia Eiseman, a retired Publix employee

moving company, Two Men and a Truck, victims of domestic from Port St. Lucie, whose positive attitude and integrity

violence have been relocated to safe homes. She has also has made her a valuable addition to the store’s donation

provided much needed assistance to the organization by processing area.

having her company transport pallets of goods from the 	 As a nonprofit organization, SafeSpace relies

Treasure Coast Food Bank and items for the SafeSpace Thrift

Shoppe, delivering them wherever they need to go.

	 Joyce Page from Water Pointe Realty Group in Stuart

was recognized as the Outstanding Board Member of the

Year. Her leadership and generosity have made her a valuable

addition to the volunteer team and the committees on which

she serves. She understands the developmental direction of

the organization, the importance of making new connections,

and the need for cultivating relationships with donors and

supporters. She continues to step up and accept challenges

and responsibilities for the future benefit of the organization. Jill Borowicz, Shauna Bledsoe, Janet Farnan-Dyer, and

	The Martin County Volunteer of the Year Award was Tracy Levy

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 The 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award winners (from left) Patricia Eiseman, Shauna Bledsoe,

awareness about domestic Melissa Zolla, Sharon Beauchamp representing the Harbour Ridge Community, Chelsea Rose

violence.                      and Joyce Page. (Not pictured, Juliana Walker).

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