In honor of Mother's Day, a domestic violence shelter in Bozeman hosted a 5K to raise funds for their organization.
HAVEN stands for Healing, Advocacy, Victim support, Education, and New beginnings.
"HAVEN is the domestic violence shelter for Gallatin County. So, we serve women and children mostly in this community with a 15 bed shelter, a 24 hour crisis line, legal advocacy, counseling support groups and community education and that's all for free. We've been doing that for 33 years," said HAVEN Development Coordinator Elizabeth Porth.
More than 230 people participated in the run.
"I am so excited about the turnout. We had anticipated about a hundred people and we have over 230. And so I'm just blown away. This community is behind us 100%, I mean these are our cheerleaders, these are the people that believe in what we're doing," Porth said.
Organizers of the run say Mother's Day was the perfect time to put on their inaugural race to honor the people they help the most.
"We really realized that our main client is a mom and we serve women and children. Our shelter is full of mothers and their children and this is a day that we really want to use to celebrate them and celebrate their new beginnings and their futures in safety," said Porth.
To learn more about HAVEN and the services they offer you can visit their website by clicking here.