Register for This Year’s Melrose Run for Women!

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year by participating in the 24th Annual Melrose Run for Women! To keep us safe and socially distanced, this year’s race will be virtual. The 3.5 mile walk/run, an annual tradition hosted by the Melrose Running Club in celebration of Mother’s Day, will be held on the weekend of May 7-9…. 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

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 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.

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

Coping With Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Stress is something that everyone encounters at various times in their life.  Stress, especially chronic stress, is known to have a negative effect on people’s health and mental health.  The uncertainty surrounding coronavirus, travel bans, social distancing, school and work closures is certainly stressful and anxiety provoking. It is important to take care of… Read More