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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes is the international march to end sexual assault and gender-based violence. Every year, San Luis Obispo County men, women, and children join the movement.

In April 2018, RISE will host the 16th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events! These family-friendly events create a safe environment for survivors and supporters to raise awareness for an uncomfortable topic. Join RISE for these upbeat, fun events featuring vendor fairs, Celebrity Walkers, toenail painting, awareness activities, and live music!

Save the Date

Saturday, April 7th - 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Paso Robles City Park

Saturday, April 14th - 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Arroyo Grande Heritage Square Park

Saturday, April 28th - 16th Annual Walk a Mile in San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza

Get Involved

Want to help plan Walk a Mile? Join our WAM Committee! Meetings are every other Monday, starting January 9th, 5:30 - 6:30pm at 51 Zaca Ln. Suite 100. Hope to see you there!

  • Online registration and fundraising web pages will become available a few months prior to the events. Register individually or walk as a team!
  • Sponsor Walk a Mile! Support a local awareness event that encourages our community to take a stand against sexual assault and gender-based violence! Click here to check out the various opportunities to sponsor the event.
  • Participate in our vendor fair! Local businesses and nonprofits are present during the event to showcase their information, value, and items to the community. This is an excellent opportunity to gain new supporters or customers. Click here for more information about vendor participation.

For more information, please email

Thank you to everyone who helped make Walk a Mile 2017 our biggest year yet! Visit our Facebook page for photos from last year's events.

According to national statistics, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes, and 60% of sexual assaults go unreported and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to talk about the reasons why rape is so underreported, and what can be done about it.

This month is about honoring survivors, whether they have told their story or not. It's about raising awareness and destroying myths that make it difficult for survivors and their significant others to talk about their experiences. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.