MAAV Mourns the Loss of Anna Bastian

All of us at MAAV are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Anna Bastian. Anna was an integral part of MAAV from the beginning, as a member of the founding Melrose League of Women Voters and later serving as our Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Anna was involved in all aspects… Read More

23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil Shows the Power of Words

Once again, the community turned out to support MAAV at our 23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil. More than 500 community members attended this year’s event, which raised more than $50,000 (a new record!) for MAAV’s programs and services! The event began with a Candlelight Vigil to honor the eleven victims of domestic violence homicide… Read More

23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil Will Be Held on October 28

All of us at MAAV are hard at work planning our 23rd Annual Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil. This event, which serves as MAAV’s largest annual fundraiser, will be held on Sunday, October 28th at 4:00 p.m. at the Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School. The theme of this year’s event is “Words Have Power.” This… Read More

Hundreds Turn Out for the Melrose Run for Women!

The skies were slightly overcast, but Mother’s Day 2018 was a perfect day for running, and hundreds of women turned out for this year’s Melrose Run for Women! The Melrose Running Club hosted another very successful road race, a 3.5-mile, women’s only road race that has become a local Mother’s Day tradition. The festivities kicked… Read More

5th Annual Community Coffee House March 11

Come celebrate healthy relationships while enjoying the talents of Melrose! On Sunday March 11, we are hosting our 5th annual Community Coffee House. This event, called “Voices Against Violence,” will feature performances centered around the themes of friendship, love and relationships. The Coffee House is being organized by Melrose High School students, and will feature… Read More

Talking With Teens About Healthy Relationships

Join us on Monday, February 26 for “Talking With Teens About Healthy Relationships.” This This free parent and community event will feature a screening of the powerful film “Escalation,” followed by a discussion on teen dating abuse and healthy teen relationships facilitated by Melrose High School student leaders. It’s being held on Monday, February 26… Read More

Talking With Teens About Healthy Relationships

This year’s 22nd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil was an amazing success! Check out our video slideshow of all the highlights!!

Walk With Us on October 22!

Join us on Sunday, October 22 for MAAV’s 22nd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil, as we come together to speak out against violence and honor the 19 victims of domestic violence in our state over the past year. The event starts at 4:00 pm at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. This is a family-friendly… Read More

Walk With Us on October 22!

Huge thanks to the businesses, organizations, families and individuals that have signed on as Walk sponsors to date. It’s not too late to become a sponsor! Sign up online here!

Walk With Us on October 22!

Join us on Sunday, October 22 for MAAV’s 22nd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil, as we come together to speak out against violence and honor the 19 victims of domestic violence in our state over the past year. The event starts at 4:00 pm at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School.