August 15, 2013
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A Day in the Life of a REACH Community Advocate

REACH’s Community Based Advocacy Program addresses the unmet needs of domestic violence survivors and their children by providing an alternative to shelter, giving them access to resources to overcome the physical and emotional trauma caused by abuse. This allows REACH to work with individuals at various stages on their journey and to assist a far […]

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August 7, 2013
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Speaking up, Speaking out for Immigrant Survivors

Last week was an exciting one for participants of REACH’s Latinas Know Your Rights (LKYR) program and the staff who work with them. Their efforts were instrumental in defeating a controversial piece of proposed legislation that would have had severe consequences for immigrant families, particularly victims of domestic violence. We’ve written before on this blog […]

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July 24, 2013
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What to do, what to say

When you become aware of an abusive situation, or suspect someone you know experiencing abuse, it’s hard to know what to do or say. Where do you draw the line between public and private? If you ask questions, are you sticking your nose in someone else’s business? Domestic violence is a community issue. It affects […]

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July 18, 2013
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REACH Welcomes New Director of Prevention Programs

REACH is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Director of Prevention Programs! Jessica Hollander joined our staff last month and is already bringing a new energy and enthusiasm to our prevention work. We sat down for a little Q&A to get to know her better: Q: Tell us a little about yourself. […]

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July 10, 2013
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5 Lessons We Can Learn From the Waltham Police Chief’s Case

As some of you know, sentencing was handed down today in a domestic violence case that hit especially close to home. Last summer the Waltham Police Chief was arrested on charges that he assaulted his wife and a friend to whom she reached out for help. The trial took place last month, and Chief LaCroix […]

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July 3, 2013
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Teaming Up to Prevent Tragedy

Have you ever seen a story about a domestic violence homicide on the news and felt that it sounds all too familiar? Felt a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach like, didn’t anyone see this coming? You’re not alone, and the research bears this out. The fact of the matter is that domestic […]

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June 21, 2013
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School’s Out for Summer!

School’s out for summer! As that last bell rings and everyone heads for the doors, we wanted to take a minute and look back on the great school year that we’ve had with the Peers Against ViolencE (PAVE) Program, which works in partnership with local schools to promote healthy relationships and prevent teen dating violence. […]

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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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