News and Events

7th Annual Porch Party is Right Around the Corner

Join us for a fun evening of friends, music, laughter and raising funds for a great cause. The 7th Annual Porch Party is the place to be on Friday, September 6th from 7-11 PM at Publik (975 South West Temple). The Porch Party will include live 80s and 90s musical hits performed by Timeless, a fabulous taco bar by Lori Tolbert Catering, cash bar featuring beverages from local brewers and distillers, henna artist, silent auction items and summer games. In addition to enjoying an exciting evening, you will be helping Circles of Comfort ensure that victims of violent crime have a community of support to help them wade through those first traumatic hours of confusion, shock and grief through services such as the Can of Comfort™ program, training of first responders and victim-advocacy awareness-building presentations. So, gather your tribe and help us meet our mission to provide support and direction…

Vickie Walker Appointed to the Utah Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board

On October 17, 2018, the Utah State Senate confirmed Vickie Walker, founder and executive director of Circles of Comfort, to the Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board. She replaces Loydene Berg as a victim of criminally injurious conduct member for a 3 1/2 year term ending on April 15, 2022.

Vickie Walker featured in People's Heroes Among Us

We were very excited that Circles of Comfort was featured in People Magazine's online "Heroes Among Us" column.  View the story online and see the interview video below.

Keeping the Faith

Good Housekeeping published a nice article in August 2014 about Vickie Walker and Circles of Comfort. Read the story: Online on Good Housekeeping's website PDF download

Don't Look Back in Anger

Salt Lake Magazine's Jeremy Pugh covered Vickie and her son, A.J., four years after the Trolley Square shooting in the fall 2012 issue.