Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services provide comprehensive and confidential services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse or neglect. For more than 30 years Wings of Hope has pursued to break the cycle of violence by providing safety, hope and empowerment. Every year Wings of Hope hosts the Metamorphosis Fashion Show in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The fashion show will take place on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. located at the Stillwater Community Center Theatre.
The Wings of Hope agency staff have worked very closely with the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University to make this fashion show exquisite The models in the show will be wearing feature pieces from local stores, and unique hand made pieces created by apparel design students and clothes designed by local artists. The event is also free to attend, and will feature live music and free food. There will also be pop-up shops at the event that will be selling some of the designs featured on the runway.
“The fashion show started nine years ago based on trying to find… a fun event that would educate our community that domestic violence is still a problem,” said Melissa Oliver, senior counselor at Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services.
“Domestic violence is still a problem in our community,” said Oliver. “There’s still a lot of work to be done, we’ve made a lot of great strides. I think we’ve educated a lot of people. A lot of great changes have been made. There’s still a lot more work to do. We need to honor the survivors of domestic violence by continuing to be their voice, use our stage and our platform at this event to let our community know that we need to continue to work on things.”
Within 2014 through 2015, Wings of Hope sheltered 191 women and children; counseled 286 victims of domestic and sexual violence, assisted 331 victims in filing protective orders; supported 94 sexual assault victims during sexual assault nurse exams; answered 6,084 phone calls on the 24 hours crisis line and educated 25 batterers.
By attending this event you will be supporting the survivors of domestic abuse and those trying to end it. Spread the word, and enjoy a fun evening!
For more information regarding this event please call senior counselor Melissa Oliver (405) 372-9922.