VERO BEACH – SafeSpace, the Treasure Coast’s only regional Certified Domestic Violence Organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Manwaring as a new development associate. Located in Vero Beach, Manwaring will assist Director of Development Tracy Levy with fund development, donor cultivation and community engagement efforts, focusing primarily on Indian River County.

Manwaring has spent the last 45 years working in the education, human services and healthcare sectors. He recently retired from Indian River State College where he directed adult education services as well as the college’s tutoring lab in Indian River County. Previously, he served as the director of inpatient adolescent services and associate administrator of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center’s Psychiatric Pavilion.

A 40-year resident of Vero Beach, he has served as a longtime volunteer, board member and past chair of the United Way of Indian River County Board of Directors. Manwaring is also a former board member of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and most recently served two terms as a member of the SafeSpace board, including one year as board president. Manwaring holds a master’s degree in counseling and has completed all coursework for a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Treasure Coast residents wishing to learn more about SafeSpace’s comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence can contact the administrative office at 772.223.2399 or Manwaring directly at 772.341.6395 or [email protected].

SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties where families can escape to a safe environment and is the only regional Certified Domestic Violence Center on the Treasure Coast. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life free from violence. Emergency shelter, supportive living, and outreach programs and services are available for victims throughout the Treasure Coast. In its last fiscal year, SafeSpace served 2,500 victims and their children and provided close to 14,000 safe nights of service.

SafeSpace offers services to all victims of domestic violence and their dependents regardless of race, gender, age, religion, political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or language spoken. To learn more about SafeSpace, visit, call 772.223.2399 or connect with SafeSpace on Facebook.

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