Mutual Ground

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Mutual Ground invites you to support victims of domestic violence, and raise awareness of the issue, at the 12th annual Walk for Hope on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Blackberry Farm in Aurora. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk officially kicks off after a brief ceremony at 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast, incredible speakers, face painting, merry-go-round rides, and more will be available to walkers and their families.  The event is free of charge but pledges can be raised by participating walkers.

Walk for Hope is one of Mutual Ground's largest fundraising event of the year with more than 400 walkers and 30 sponsors.  Every dollar raised helps Mutual Ground provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.

"We are always thrilled to have so many people walk together in solidarity against victims of domestic violence.  By coming out to walk, you are raising awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence and helping support the important work we do”, said Michelle Meyer, Executive Director of Mutual Ground.

Mutual Ground relies on the generosity of the community and individuals to continue improving the lives of those who seek domestic violence and sexual assault services at their agency. There is still time to create or join a team, or donate to a current walker by visiting   Businesses interested in sponsoring this event may contact Kathy Melone at 630-499-5975 or

Mutual Ground supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kendall and Southern Kane counties by providing counseling, education, shelter, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, and family services.  More information regarding Mutual Ground's mission and services can be found at