September 29, 2016
By Guest Blogger

Survivor Voices: M, Reach for the Stars 2016

The following words are adapted from a speech given by M, a participant in REACH’s Community Program and Survivor Speakers Bureau, at the 2016 Reach for the Stars Gala last Saturday. She brought a ballroom full of people to their feet with her courageous words, and we wanted to share them here for those who […]

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September 21, 2016
By Guest Blogger

Building Community through Bikes at the Fall Festival

On Saturday, September 10th, REACH held the 7th Annual Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival. You may have seen posts on our social media or read the official recap. But we wanted to bring you the perspective of someone from the community, so you could hear firsthand why she chose to get involved, and what the experience […]

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September 15, 2016
By Guest Blogger

Q&A With Reach for the Stars Gala Co-Chair Brooke Brown

Every year, the Reach for the Stars Gala provides a night of catching up with old friends, making new ones, exciting bidding over auction items, delicious food and drinks, music, all while learning about the work REACH does. There’s no way we could pull off an evening this spectacular without the help of our amazing […]

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September 7, 2016
By REACH TEAM

What Laura is thinking: Finding the words

Sometimes it feels that there are no words. And sometimes it feels that there are too many words. So much happening in our world today and the news comes at us immediately and over and over again. Each of us has our own response to the news – including all of us at REACH. Each […]

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August 31, 2016
By REACH TEAM

Summer Camp Reflections

For many of us, summer camp was an unforgettable part of our childhood. We made friends, learned new skills, and experienced different surroundings…all adding up to memories that last a lifetime. What you may not have realized, in between archery lessons and roasting s’mores, is that you were also building what mental health experts call […]

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August 25, 2016
By REACH TEAM

Tips for Talking to Kids Ages 15-18 About Healthy Relationships

Today we present the last in our series on talking to your kids about healthy relationships. This may be the most challenging group yet, kids ages 15-18! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our other posts on talking to kids ages 3-6, 7-10, and 11-14. We also have some suggestions for talking […]

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August 18, 2016
By REACH TEAM

Tips for Talking to Kids Ages 11-14 About Healthy Relationships

This week, we present the third in our series of blogs on how to talk to your kids about relationships. Previously, we discussed ages 3-6 and 7-10. This week, we look at ways to engage kids ages 11-14. As kids navigate middle school and enter high school, the social and dating landscape changes. How can […]

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August 11, 2016
By REACH TEAM

Tips for Talking to Kids Ages 7-10 About Healthy Relationships

This week, we present the 2nd week in our series of tips on to talk to your kids about relationships. Last week we talked about kids who are 3-6 years old. Today we’re talking about kids ages 7-10. What’s the best way to impart good relationship skills to kids of this age as they move […]

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August 4, 2016
By REACH TEAM

Tips for Talking to Kids Ages 3-6 About Healthy Relationships

As we enter the home stretch of summer, we realize that you may have more opportunities to spend time talking to the kids in your life. If camp has ended, if you’re doing some back to school shopping…these are opportunities to start shaping kids’ perceptions about healthy relationships, no matter how young they are. Over […]

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July 28, 2016
By Guest Blogger

Examining Privilege

Last week, REACH’s staff meeting featured a discussion on race and privilege, led by several staff members who had attended a workshop called “Undoing Racism” with the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond. In this week’s blog post, one of our Community Advocates (whose name we can’t share for confidentiality reasons) shares her thoughts:

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