Steps of Change- Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Saturday, May 18 - 10:00 AM

This event is to bring awareness to the stigma related to addiction and homelessness. “Walk a Mile in my Shoes,” will be a shoe memorial to signify those family members who continue to struggle or who have passed from the disease of addiction, as well as those that struggling with homelessness. The public is invited, and children are encouraged to come!! Special appearance from Bluey, free face painting and other children's games.   NFD will have fire truck on site for the kids to tour. 

It will begin with memory walk (Stroller and pet friendly)-$25.00 includes event t-shirt and a pancake  breakfast.

Sign up via  You may sign up day of event but  will not be able to get t-shirt


This year we will display 237 pairs of adult shoes (using the LCCH Feb 2024 data) and 153 pairs of children's shoes to represent those that are considered homeless by the Newark Schools system. There were over 200 pairs of shoes in honor of those that had passed in the previous years to substance use disorder. We anticipate that many families will bring shoes to represent their loved ones again this year.  All shoes (other than those donated for a loved one that has died because of substance use disorder) will be donated to those in need through the Newark Homeless Outreach and other local organizations.


1 Courthouse Square Newark Ohio 43055
Newark, OH 43055
Event Type
Fundraiser / Benefit
Special Events / Holiday


Ohio CAN- Newark Homeless Outreach

Date / Time

Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Trish Perry
(740) 405-5682
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