Author: REACH TEAM

Staff Spotlight: Olivia Milne

Tell us a little about yourself I’m from Cape Cod and I’ve been working in development for the past two years. I’ve worked at various nonprofits in Boston and in Cleveland. I studied political science at Wheaton College and lived in the Emerson Feminist Perspectives House on campus for three years. While there, our house did volunteer work with NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Sojourner House. I…

Supporting the Supporters

May is Mental Health Month, which has been observed since 1949. Mental Health Month helps to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the negative stigma that is often associated with it. Our mental health is so important because it affects every aspect of our lives, including how we think, act, and feel. In honor of Mental Health Month, we interviewed REACH’s…

Staff Spotlight: Hillel Bromberg

Recently, REACH welcomed Hillel Bromberg to our staff as our part-time Grant Writer. Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been a writer since I was old enough to hold a pen (well, probably a crayon at the time). As a professional wordsmith, I quickly discovered the joy of translating ideas onto the page in a way that the intended audience understands, whether through annual reports,…

Staff Spotlight: Chloe Snyder

Back in October, REACH welcomed Chloe Snyder to the staff as our new Annual Giving Officer. Chloe will be working closely with new and existing donors to help form lasting and meaningful relationships. Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts in a countercultural small city called Northampton. After graduating high school, I attended Hartwick College in Oneonta NY for…

2018 Year in Review

Looking back on a busy, difficult, inspiring, saddening, and change-filled 2018, we can see struggle and achievement, loss and resilience. We are celebrating some important successes and we see how much work there is yet to do. We started, in January,  at the very beginning, thinking about consent – even with young children, and how starting young can help our kids – and us – better…

Tips for Supporting Survivors During the Holidays

The holidays can be a very difficult time of year for many, including survivors of domestic violence.  For many survivors, the holidays may be a time when they are forced to make the difficult decision to miss time with loved ones, as family gatherings may mean coming face-to-face with their abuser. While we are always here to listen and offer support, we know that many survivors…

The Intersection of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

by a REACH Community Advocate Alcohol. Drugs. Substance use. Substance abuse. Substance dependency. Why is a domestic violence agency talking about it? What is an advocate’s role in supporting a survivor living with active addiction? Before discussing the intersection of substance abuse and domestic violence, it’s important to begin with a shared understanding of substance use, misuse, abuse (addiction) and dependency. Substance use occurs when someone uses…

Staff Spotlight: Lizzy Dugan

A few weeks ago, REACH welcomed Lizzy Dugan to the staff as our new Development Associate. She joins us as we begin our new fiscal year and continue to work on our Reach for the Stars Gala. Before summer ends and the busy fall months take hold, we wanted to take some time to get to know our latest member of the REACH team. Tell us…