Story by: Tara O’Neill

File photo of the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event in Milford, Conn., taken on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media / Connecticut Post

For the last seven years, hundreds of local residents and officials gathered each spring to “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” in support of the Center for Family Justice.

But this year’s walk — the eighth annual — will be held virtually as the state continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The yearly event supports the Bridgeport-based center that supports area survivors of domestic abuse.

There are already many teams signed up for this year’s virtual walk.

The funds raised will support Camp HOPE America – Bridgeport, a summer camp program through the center that helps youth survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Visit the website set up for the walk to register, donate or learn more.

Domestic violence hotline: 203-384-9559

Sexual violence hotline: 203-333-2233

Deaf or hard of hearing hotline: 203-916-1190

Connecticut sexual violence hotline: 888-999-5545

Connecticut domestic violence hotline: 203-774-2900

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