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

Watch Now: 2020 Candlelight Vigil

At the heart of our Walk & Candlelight Vigil every year are the victims of domestic violence homicide in our state. We couldn’t gather together in person this year, but we held our Candlelight Vigil remotely. Join us as we honor Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan with our 10th Annual Advocacy in Action Award and… Read More

25th Annual Walk & Vigil: The Details

We invite you to join us for MAAV’s 25th Anniversary Walk & Candlelight Vigil, taking place this October.  This year’s walk theme is: “Lighting the Way Together,” a message we think reflects MAAV’s 25 years in the community and one that resonates even more as the community comes together to deal with the pandemic. Updates… Read More

25th Anniversary Bracelets Now Available!

MAAV’s 25th Anniversary Domestic Violence Awareness Bracelets are now available! We are selling these beautiful handmade bracelets, which feature purple jasper gemstone beads, online and in stores around Melrose. Click here for more information or to purchase one now!

Men4MAAV Announces Male Leadership Award

Do you know a man who has positively impacted male culture? One who is a role model to other men and boys in the community? They may be a candidate for the new Men4MAAV Excellence in Male Leadership Award. This award, which will be awarded to a man or men who lives, works, or volunteers… Read More

Men4MAAV Award

Do you know a man who has had a positive impact on the community and serves as a positive role model for healthy masculinity? We are looking for nominations for our first-ever Men4MAAV Award for Excellence in Male Leadership. More details and the Nomination Form can be found here.

Songs for Positive Thoughts

9th Grade/Class of 2023 Positive Thoughts Spring Setlist Compiled April 2020 Because we are not able to attend school and visit your Freshman Seminar class at this time, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) Student Action Board invited your 9th grade class to share songs that you feel send a positive message and/or helps lift… Read More

2020 Melrose Run for Women Canceled

Unfortunately, the 23rd Annual Melrose Run for Women has been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis. However, we are asking people to keep the tradition going by going out for a walk or run on Sunday (Mother’s  Day), wearing a T-shirt from a past race (or a favorite T-shirt), taking a picture or video of… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic: Tips for Long Days at Home

Family Togetherness We’re all going to spending a lot more time with our family over the coming weeks – and it’s okay to admit that it’s going to be a challenge. Yes, you can acknowledge that you’re lucky to have your health and your family and still admit that spending excess time with them will… Read More

Home is Not a Safe Place for Everyone

Domestic Violence and the Coronavirus Pandemic As the spread of the virus continues in the U.S., people are being asked to stay at home, which is not a safe place for everyone. Those who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased stress, isolation and danger due to the current outbreak…. Read More