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]
  • Community Comes Together for Fourth Annual Coffee House
    — The talents of Melrose were on full display on Sunday, March 19, when we held our 4th Annual Community Coffee House!  This event, called “Voices Against Violence,” featured performances by community members and Melrose students and teachers, centered around the themes of friendship, love, and relationships. The Coffee House was organized by Melrose High School students Tess ... [more]
  • Register Now for the 2017 Melrose Run for Women!
    — Save the date! This year’s Melrose Run for Women will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017! This 3.5-mile women’s-only road race begins and ends at Pine Banks Park, and winds through the scenic Swain’s Pond area of Melrose. This year is the 20th anniversary of this race, which has become a Mother’s Day tradition ... [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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