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Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Contact Email
info@ulem.org
Description

Support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence is made available at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project. This culturally specific project is offered in direct response to address the need for equal access to direct services, information and resources, vital in the support of victims and survivors of trauma.

Founder, Reverend Traci Jackson Antoine; along with her team work in collaboration with faith leaders and law enforcement to provide training that enhance the quality and response that victims of color receive from first responders. Additionally, the project works alongside Northeastern University Law Students to provide cultural sensitivity training as it relates specifically to victims of trauma of color.

Trainings have garnered positive response from counsel and client; impacting how victims of color are perceived and thus represented within the legal system. The success and national recognition of the project is directly tied to its committed effort to provide victims and survivors of Boston’s inner city communities of color with a coordinated community response that addresses the individualized needs of victims and survivors through a spectrum of quality services, specialized training, and support throughout its network of partners, supporters and community leaders.

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Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Description

Our mission is to improve the lives of Portuguese speakers in Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining a strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.

We work with and for the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership, and community development.

Services include:

  • citizenship assistance
  • domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy
  • driver alcohol education
  • elder services
  • employment & career assistance
  • family support
  • HIV/Sexually transmitted infections
  • immigration integration
  • intimate partner abuse educational program
  • translations/notary public
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Embrace Your Voice: Women's Advocacy for SAAM

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This is an online event
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Location
City
Leominster
Postal Code
01453
Country
USA
Sponsoring Agency
Worcester chapter of The National Organization for Women
Event Contact
Description

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and this year’s campaign theme is “Embrace Your Voice.” This theme builds on the idea that how you talk about sexual violence matters. Individuals can embrace their voices to show their support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children. The Worcester chapter of the National Organization for Women will bring the theme to life by hosting an education and advocacy forum. Speakers will include representatives from Pathways for Change, one of the first rape crisis centers to be established in Massachusetts, and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, as well as Representative Natalie Higgins of Leominster. Participants will be given the opportunity to advocate for legislation that would ensure that sex education includes education about consent and sexual harassment and assault, and legislation that would remove archaic laws that limit women’s reproductive freedom. Participants will also be invited to share ways they have advocated against sexual assault and harassment, and share their vision for gender equality.

States-Territories
Street Address
30 West Street
Street Address Line 2
Leominster Public Library
State
MA

Jane Doe, Inc. The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Contact Email
info@janedoe.org
Telephone 1 Type
Toll-Free:
Telephone 1
877-785-2020
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Hotline:
Telephone 2
877-785-2020
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TTY:
Telephone 3
877-521-2601
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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Educational Development Center Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 12/11/2008 - 13:29
Description

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention serves as the national resource center for institutions of higher education concerned with reducing alcohol, other drug use and violence. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with supplemental funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center helps campuses and the communities in which they’re situated develop and sustain safe, healthy, and learning conducive environments. They provide training, technical assistance, publications, and other information to assist colleges and universities in developing, implementing and evaluating prevention programs and policies.

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Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW)

Description

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) unites the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies in an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis and action. The Wellesley Centers for Women is home to the Women’s Rights Network, the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center and projects on family violence and on sexual harassment in schools.

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STOP IT NOW! Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 12/11/2008 - 11:02
Contact Email
info@stopitnow.org
Description

STOP IT NOW!, a national nonprofit organization, created a ground-breaking public health approach to prevent the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Since 1992, Stop It Now!’s public policy, public education, and research programs have protected our children by emphasizing adult and community responsibility. These programs reach out to adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in another adult, adolescent, or child, and to adults who are concerned about their own thoughts or behaviors. Stop It Now! established the first helpline (1-888-PREVENT) available for individuals and families to call for support and access to resources in a confidential setting.

Telephone 1 Type
Toll-Free:
Telephone 1
888-773-8368
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