MAAV Seeks New Executive Director

As previously announced, Rebecca Mooney, our Executive Director of 25 years, is retiring at the end of August. MAAV is seeking a dynamic new leader to help us shape the next chapter of MAAV! Please take a look at the following job description, qualifications and instructions for applying. The Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Inc. (MAAV)… Read More

Personal Sponsorships of the MRFW Now Available

Honor a special woman in your life – whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, or friend – with a Personal Sponsorship of this year’s Melrose Run for Women! Personal Sponsorships cost $100, and the names of all of the women honored will be printed on the official race t-shirt. You can make your donation online… Read More

MAAV’s Walk Was Better With You!

What a day we had at our 26th Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil! The weather was incredible, as was the turnout, with just about 600 people attending this event. All together, our Walk raised an astounding, record-breaking $68,911 for MAAV! We had a record 160 sponsors for this year’s event – see the complete list… Read More

MAAV is Hiring!

We’re hiring! MAAV is currently accepting applications for the position of Men4MAAV Coordinator. This is a part-time position coordinating our Men4MAAV initiative, which is focused on cultivating men as leaders and allies in ending gender-based violence. The Men4MAAV Coordinator will assist the group in expanding its membership, and developing and conducting education and awareness activities…. Read More

Special Announcement – Parking for the Walk!!

If you are coming to the Walk today, Sunday 10/24, the Lynn Fells Parkway is closed due to bridge work. However, if you tell the police detail officer that you are attending the MAAV Walk, they will let you through to park at the Knoll, across the street from the middle school. You should also… Read More

Save the Date!

We invite you to join us for MAAV’s 26th Anniversary Walk & Candlelight Vigil. After holding a virtual event last year, we look forward to hosting our Walk & Vigil in person this year, a sentiment that is reflected in this year’s theme, “Better Together, Better With You.” The Walk & Candlelight Vigil will be… Read More

2021 Melrose Run for Women a Virtual Success!

The 2021 Melrose Run for Women may have been virtual, but it was – as always – an amazing event! Thanks to the efforts of Race Director Thuy Dang and all of the awesome folks at the Melrose Running Club, this year’s Melrose Run for Women was a great success. Two hundred twenty one runners… Read More

White Ribbon Day 2021: Watch Now!

Like many other events, our White Ribbon Day 2021 ceremony went virtual – but that means you can participate in the event from home. Check out the video linked here to relive our White Ribbon Day 2021 event and to take the White Ribbon Day pledge! White Ribbon Day is an international campaign, which began… Read More

Watch Men4MAAV’s “Raising Boys to Men”

Last month, Men4MAAV hosted “Raising Boys to Men,” a virtual moderated discussion featuring local experts discussing strategies to support parents in raising healthy young men.  This hour-long event, which was followed by 30-minute question and answer session, focused specifically on parents’ roles in supporting the growth and development of our boys so that they can… Read More

25th Annual Walk & Vigil a Great Success!

In the midst of a pandemic, the community turned out in force for MAAV! Thank you to everyone who participated in our socially-distanced 25th Annual Walk Against Violence over the weekend of October 24-25. We were delighted to see so many people walking the traditional route around Ell Pond individually, with friends, family and small… Read More