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03-12-2010, 08:18 PM
The 7th Annual Purple Passion Gala and Auction will take place next Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at the Linkside Center at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. In addition to dinner and dancing, Jones & Company will perform music and Shelter House will have a silent and live auction with broad appeal. Items will include jewelry, art, vacation packages and more. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at www.shelterhousenwfl.org (http://www.shelterhousenwfl.org/). Prices will be $100 at the door.

Founded in 1985, this year Shelter House will be celebrating 25 years of service to domestic violence survivors and their children. All proceeds from the event stay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and continue to help under-funded programs such as safe, confidential shelter to survivors and their children, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, primary prevention, transitional housing and outreach services. These programs are vital in supporting our mission to support victims of domestic violence. Each year, Shelter House provides approximately 3,564 days of emergency shelter to about 166 women and children, outreach services to over 513 individuals, and the 24-hour hot line receives approximately 1,094 calls.

Sponsors for this year’s gala and auction are Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Dixielectricar of Destin, Verizon Wireless, Wachovia, Keller Williams Realty, Emerald Coast Magazine and Whitney Bank.

Shelter House, Inc. is a state certified domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton Counties and offers emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning and primary prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.