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THE POWER OF SHOES(TM):SOCIETY OF WOMEN WHO LOVE SHOES(TM)
"HEALING FAMILIES OF ABUSE ONE SOLE AT A TIME"

                                                                       


The Power of Shoes, Inc. (programs include Society of Women Who Love Shoes and My Storybook Shoes) is a Texas-based non-profit 501 c 3 organization making a measurable difference in the lives of women and families of abuse.

Why all the shoes and what’s the fit with abuse? Shoes are much about action as they carry us most places. The sole together with the entire shoe helps protect our feet through the journey, even as we search for direction. Ever need directions? You find the map or GPS that says, “You are here.” Well, such is life. Recognizing where we are is the first step in finding our way. You may be on top of the world, or it may feel like it is on top of you. So, for those in need we have an opportunity to use our shoes to make a difference:

        Stepping up to make a difference

 Helping hands reaching out

                Organizing and championing change

                  Engaging and educating about abuse

                                  Shouting to the world, it’s time to end the cycle of                                               abuse
              Society of Women Who Love Shoes (SWWLS

We love shoes of course. We blend fun, fashion, creativity and inspiration together with making a difference in the lives of women and families of abuse.We believe we all deserve to feel:

               Special Worthy Wanted Loved Secure (SWWLS


"Be kinder than necessary because everyone we meet is fighting some kind of battle."

 

One in every Four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime (National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention). 

The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services.( U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics).

And what about families? Children from homes characterized by such violence are 5 to 7 times more likely to experience significant psychological problems relative to children in the general population.

 


   Dianne Samoff,  Founder