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Mental Health and Abuse: Key Facts

May 17, 2023

Survivors of domestic violence often face mental health challenges as a result of the abuse, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal ideation.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Outreach for Social Change

May 9, 2023

This month, we’re highlighting the work of aPeggy! A survivor of domestic violence herself, Peggy currently contributes time as an Outreach Assistant for our community education programs.

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Centering Marginalized Survivors of Domestic Violence

Apr 21, 2023

Individuals from communities of color and other marginalized groups often face increased rates of violence and experience unique barriers when seeking support and services.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Engagement as Violence Prevention

Apr 13, 2023

This month, we’re highlighting and uplifting the work of our amazing volunteer, Yana! Yana currently contributes time as a Volunteer Program Assistant and was previously a Community Engagement Intern through the Community Scholars Program at UMass.

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Who Has the Power?: Teen Wisdom for Transformative Change

Feb 28, 2023

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we sat down with a local high schooler in our youth prevention programming to get his own thoughts about his learning experiences in various parts…

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The words "It’s no surprise that at one of the biggest events of the year in popular media and culture, we see such blatant displays of sexism and violence — mixed with complicated expressions of racism and ableism, a problematic intersectional stew" over an image of an oscar award.

Sexism, Violence, and Double Standards on display at the Oscars

Mar 29, 2022

We know Hollywood is not immune to expressions of violence. We see headlines of behavior on and off screen that speak to our culture’s systemic issues of sexual assault and…

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The Power of Prevention

Nov 29, 2021

Moving Upstream Maybe you’ve heard the prevention parable, “Moving Upstream.” In the story, a person fishing in a river sees a person being carried downstream, struggling for life. They pull…

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In it for More than Hot Chocolate — Deepening our Connection to the Work of Safe Passage

Oct 16, 2021

My first Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage was a walk. It was a walk with one kid in a stroller, another reluctantly walking. And snacks, lots of snacks. We…

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Immigration and Isolation: How the Realities of Immigration Create Additional Barriers to Safety and Support for Survivors

Sep 26, 2021

Isolation is central to the experience of domestic violence and relationship abuse. Survivors are often slowly removed from friends, family, and community connections as a way to remove support and…

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Seeking Safety in an Inaccessible World: Supporting Survivors with Disabilities in our Community

Aug 29, 2021

We do not live in a world with universal design. That means that for many members of our community, participating in basic activities like commuting to work or accessing public…

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