November 8, 2017
By REACH TEAM

Meet Molly, Our New Youth Education Specialist!

In the midst of all the recent changes at REACH, we also added a new Youth Education Specialist to our staff! We wanted to introduce you to Molly Pistrang, who may soon be coming to a classroom near you to talk to teens about healthy relationships.  Tell us a little about yourself.  I grew up […]

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November 2, 2017
By Guest Blogger

Survivor Voices: Continuing to Create Space for Change

Throughout the month of October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month), REACH has been sharing content on the theme of “Creating Space for Change.” As Director of Prevention Programs Jessica Teperow shared earlier this week, the spaces we try to create are not so much physical spaces (although those ARE important and making a big difference!) but […]

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October 30, 2017
By Jessica Teperow, Director of Prevention Programs

Creating Space for Connection

Last March, my husband and I experienced the biggest surprise of our lives. When I was just under 32 weeks pregnant, our daughter decided she was ready to be born. As a result, the first several weeks of her life were spent in the Brigham and Women’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The care our […]

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October 25, 2017
By Laura Van Zandt, Executive Director

Office Move Update 5 – We’ve Moved!

It’s official! REACH has finally moved! I’m writing this to you from my brand-new office here in REACH’s new location. I can’t tell you where exactly that is, because we don’t publish our address. But trust me when I tell you it’s very close to the old one, and perfect for us. Over the past […]

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October 19, 2017
By Lauren Montanaro, Community Engagement Specialist

4 Ways to Create Space for Intersecting Identities

Last week, I went to an event hosted by Safe Havens and The Network/La Red which focused on intersectional identities.  Specifically, this event focused on the intersection of faith, sexual orientation, and domestic violence.  For the week leading up to this event, I could feel myself becoming more and more excited to engage in dialogue […]

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October 17, 2017
By REACH TEAM

Survivor Voices: P, Reach for the Stars Gala 2017

The following words are adapted from remarks given by P, REACH Community Program participant and a member of REACH’s Survivor Speakers Bureau, at Saturday evening’s Reach for the Stars gala. We wanted to share them again, for those who couldn’t make it, or those who did but wanted to further reflect on what she shared.

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October 11, 2017
By REACH TEAM

REACH Office Move Update 4 – We have walls!

In the midst of all of the excitement of this month…Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Reach for the Stars Gala, new staff members starting…the new office continues to take shape! Hopefully you’ve been following along, but in case you missed them, take a moment to catch up with previous updates here, here, and here. If […]

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October 4, 2017
By Jessica Teperow, Director of Prevention Programs

DVAM 2017: Creating Space for Change

  “In a healthy relationship, both individuals’ worlds grow larger. In an unhealthy relationship, one person’s world gets bigger while they use controlling behaviors to make their partner’s world shrink smaller and smaller.”  I’ve said some variation of the above statement in countless trainings on domestic violence, and recently it has been at the forefront […]

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September 28, 2017
By REACH TEAM

Meet Our New Director of Development

Earlier this month, REACH welcomed Jean Doliber to the staff as our new Director of Development. She joined us at a busy time, as we prepare for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), our annual Reach for the Stars Gala, and the upcoming office move! Before things got too crazy, we wanted to take some time […]

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September 20, 2017
By REACH TEAM

It All Comes Together: The Making of the 2017 Survivor Platter

This week we present the third and final installment in a series of blog posts previewing this year’s “Survivor Artist” platter for the Reach for the Stars Gala. In previous posts we’ve told you about art therapy at REACH (why and how we do it) and a special volunteer who plays a crucial role in […]

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