MAAV Thanks the Community!
Our 19th Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil on Oct. 19 was a huge success, thanks to the overwhelming support of the community! Our heartfelt thanks to the event’s generous sponsors, dedicated Team Captains, and all who donated and participated. Melrose Rotary Club was one of 46 teams participating! Special thanks also to Tom Santoro, who developed the “Dear Lisa” Program after his daughter Lisa was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Tom was the recipient of our 4th Annual Advocacy in Action Award, and his remarks moved everyone in attendance. We were also honored to have several other family members of victims participate in the Candlelight Vigil this year. We are so proud of our community for coming together to “End the Silence and Stop the Violence.”
Moving Forward in Your Relationship
MAAV offers an ongoing weekly support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Topics addressed include self-care, communication skills, effects of domestic violence on children, and how to move forward in your life after abuse. The group is led by a licensed clinical social worker, is confidential and free of charge. Please call MAAV at 781-662-2010 if you are interested.
Photos from the Walk!
If you were there, you are most likely in one of these photos! Many thanks to our photographers Richard Cohane, Chris Harrington, Allison & Melissa Walsh, Nina Gentile & Kristi Heiman.