News & Updates

Here you’ll find our latest news and updates.

  • Tips For Talking To Young Children About Domestic Violence
    — When your child asks you a question about domestic violence try starting with “What have you heard?” This allows your child to tell you what he/she understands –or-misunderstands- and perhaps what concerns are prompting his/her question.   Keep answers simple Underneath a child’s question, he/she may be worried about his/her safety, so offer reassurance. You ... [more]
  • Melrose Running Club Presents MRFW Proceeds to MAAV
    — Mother’s Day 2017 was cold, windy and rainy, but the 20th Annual Melrose Run for Women was a great success! Liz Tassinari from the Melrose Running Club recently presented MAAV with a check for $12,000, proceeds from this year’s race. Over the course of 20 years, the MRC has donated a tremendous $212,000 to MAAV. ... [more]
  • SAB Bids Farewell to Graduating Seniors
    — We recently held our final Student Action Board potluck of the school year and bid farewell to 9 graduating seniors!! There were gifts, stories of favorite MAAV memories, and a few tears…One of our favorite comments: “You let us be leaders with no hesitation.” You were exceptional leaders, and know you will carry it forward! ... [more]
  • Cool New Infographic!
    — The Safe STEPS For Teens Project has created this new infographic which answers the questions: what exactly is the project, and what have you accomplished? Special thanks to Student Action Board alum Alban Foulser and Task Force member Diane Bagley for their help creating this creative visual snapshot of the project!   [more]
  • MAAV at Community Read-In
    — As part of the Annual Community Read-In on March 2, Director Rebecca Mooney shared the book, “My Secret Bully” with 2nd graders at the Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose. Check out the list of other books on bullying available for loan from MAAV’s Resource Library. [more]

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