On Saturday, February 5, from 6-10 p.m., over three hundred people celebrated Valentine's Day with Cincinnati Union Bethel at the 5th annual Voices from the HeartSM, a dinner auction to benefit Off the StreetsSM, a program to assist women involved in prostitution move towards safety, recovery, empowerment, and community reintegration.
Mayor Mark Mallory helped honor Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas H. Streicher, Jr., who was instrumental in the collaborative to start the Off the Streets program.
Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, drinks, and a silent and live auction at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The program also included a video about Off the Streets, produced by Geyer Photography, and the band Four on the Floor provided entertainment.
The event raised over $60,000 to fund emergency shelters, peer facilitators, bus tokens, and other program costs for Off the StreetsSM.