Published: Apr 26, 2013 1:32 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Project HELP to empower the victims of violent crimes during the third annual Take Back the Night event this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lowdermilk Park.

CCSO and Project HELP are inviting the community to support survivors and give them confidence to move forward with their lives. An open microphone will allow survivors, their supporters and the general public to speak out against violence.

A clothesline project showcasing T-shirts designed by the survivors will be on display and the event will wrap up with a candlelight vigil. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Project HELP at (239)649-1404 or visit to learn about the services provided to survivors.