June 20, 2013
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The Scoop on Support Groups

If you’ve been a friend of REACH for awhile now, you may have heard us list Support Groups among the list of the many services we provide. If you’ve ever wondered what happens inside these mysterious groups, we’re here to give you a glimpse behind closed doors. What, exactly, IS a support group? A support […]

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June 12, 2013
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Annual Meeting Recap

The REACH Annual Meeting: It happens every year, and every year we walk away inspired and rejuvenated to continue this important work. Here’s a recap if you weren’t able to join us: The evening started with a reception, full of wonderful food (as promised!) and a chance for folks to mill around, chat, and check […]

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June 7, 2013
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Facts About LGBTQ Domestic Violence

With Pride Week festivities in Boston in full swing, we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize the unique challenges faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) survivors of domestic violence. Research about LGBTQ partner abuse shows that domestic violence occurs at similar rates as it does in the general population. The National […]

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May 29, 2013
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5 Reasons You Should Come to the REACH Annual Meeting

We know, it’s a busy time of year and there are lots of demands on your time. So we thought we’d give you a few good reasons why you should come to the REACH Annual Meeting next week. 1. Good food: the venue and the snacks are provided by our good friends at the Massachusetts […]

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May 22, 2013
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Program Update: Peers Against ViolencE (PAVE)

Preventing domestic violence is something that has to start young. From an early age we learn social norms and patterns that shape our relationships well into adulthood. For this reason, REACH’s Education and Prevention Program focuses heavily on work with teens, to start building a foundation of healthy relationships. Peers Against ViolencE (PAVE), our teen […]

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May 13, 2013
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Survivor Voices: 7 Ways Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

The following piece was written by a member of our Survivor Speakers Bureau. Here, in her own words, is what she wants you to know about domestic violence. OK, Here goes…Are you ready? Let’s talk about something super important that not enough people realize…Domestic violence is NOT discriminatory. It’s shocking, I know – but it […]

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May 8, 2013
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The First 48 Hours

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for a domestic violence survivor arriving at a shelter? The following is a reflection from one of our shelter advocates, describing the experience of bringing a new person into the shelter for the first time. It starts with the ‘pick-up’ as we call it, a time when advocates […]

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May 1, 2013
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Finding Hope

Some things are just plain hard to talk about. They’re hard to think about, let alone discuss in ‘polite’ company. But sometimes those are the things that need to be brought out into the open, because they thrive in silence, in isolation, in stigma. That’s what the Hope Project is about. REACH created the Hope […]

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April 26, 2013
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Volunteer Spotlight: Joanne and Bill Segal

Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? We appreciate our volunteers EVERY week, but we thought we’d take some time out before the week was over to shine a spotlight on two of our volunteers who embody a deep commitment to REACH.   And if you’ve ever thought about becoming involved with REACH by volunteering…read on […]

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April 22, 2013
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“Safe at Home”

Like so many people in the Boston area, we at REACH were back at work this Monday morning and trying to regain a sense of normalcy after the harrowing events of the last week. We work in Waltham, which was one of the six cities and towns along with Boston itself that were completely shut […]

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