10 Years/10 Lessons: A Personal Journey with REACH

Lauren Nackel, Human Resources Manager, shares her thoughts and wisdom gained throughout ten years of service on behalf of domestic violence survivors at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. I recently celebrated my 10-year anniversary of working at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. As I reflect on what this means, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude that I’ve had the unique privilege to work not only in this vitally…

Legacy Giving Q & A

Domestic violence is a large and complex issue. Planning for the future is as necessary as addressing it today. Legacy giving is a smart financial move for you and a life-changing gift for survivors of domestic violence.

Myths & Facts About Restraining Orders

There are a variety of reasons that a survivor might have against filing a restraining order. Survivors are the best experts of their situations, and it is their right to choose how they want to move forward.

Reach for the Stars Gala 2023

Together at last! Our Reach for the Stars Gala event was held in person for the first time in three years on April 29, 2023 at the inspirational Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston. Highlights of the evening included a powerful, heartrending presentation by our keynote speaker, a domestic violence survivor. Additionally, there was a resounding tribute and standing ovation to our former Executive Director, Laura…

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

This board sits on the wall of an office at our emergency shelter. It is one of the ways that the team keeps track of calls for support and services that come in – day and night – on our 24/7 hotline. Isabel, our Director of Residential Programs tallied them up and shared that in March alone, we received over 150 calls from survivors who needed…

Reflections on Community

In January, PAVE (Peers Against Violence Educators) officers facilitated a virtual two-day Winter Training for our newest members.