Eta Tau Sigma – ETSU Chi Sigma Iota chapter raises over $2000.00 for local non-profit organizations.
On Saturday, April 2nd, the Department of Counseling and Human Services and the Eta Tau Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor and Professional Society, hosted over 60 5K runners and walkers for our first Run for Shelter 5k.
Through donations (see donors listed below) and race sign-ups, $1000.00 will be donated each of our targeted non-profit organizations: Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter and Oxford House Transitional Housing.
-- Safe Passage relies on donations to support the free services provided to our community to care for those dealing with domestic violence. Typically all donations are used for direct services for our clients and that can encompass a myriad of things such as replacement of IDs, direct counseling services, medication, interpretation services, etc. Since client services are often times individualized to meet the specific need(s) of our clients the services are tailored to accommodate them as best we can with what we have.
Other services offered include:
- As it pertains to the services we offer our clients at Safe Passage they include, but are not limited to:
- *24 hour hotline
- *24 hour shelter intake
- *collaboration with legal services and court systems as advocates
- *community connections
- *emergency lodging
- *follow-up services for prior clients as requested
- *outreach to at-risk individuals
- *individualized goal planning
- *individual and systems advocacy
- *information and referral services and transportation.
We also offer community services that include:
- *community awareness
- *community education
- *speakers bureau
- *Information and referral
- *brochures and handouts
- There is no charge for services.
If you would like to donate, Safe Passage accepts monetary donations in the form of checks which can be mailed to our program’s P.O. Box 162 zip code 37605.
-- Oxford House is an independent, shared sober living community offering transitional housing to those in our community dedicated to recovery and sobriety. The house is self-supporting through contributions of those living in the home and donations to assist with the expenses. The money raised will afford the opportunity for men and women to be able to live in this transitional facility.
Race for Shelter 5k Sponsors: Southern Finance, Whitney Looney Photography, Psi Chi, Anytime Fitness, RC Run Corps, Torbett Design, ETSU Lions Club, Sam's Club, Lowe's, Cootie Brown's, Jack's City Grill, and Chick-fil-A.
A special THANK YOU to race organizer, Kelly Sheets, Counseling program student and Eta Tau Sigma president, Hannah Zackrison and Brittaney McMahon, Counseling program students and Eta Tau Sigma Secretary and Treasurer for all of their assistance in coordination and volunteering, Molly Cleek, Counseling program student and logo designer!