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

Join Our Community Read In

MAAV and the Melrose Public Library are teaming up for a Community Read In! Join us on April 29 for a discussion of the book “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller. This best-selling memoir highlights Miller’s journey as a survivor of sexual assault. “Know My Name” was named one of the 10 best books of… Read More

7th Annual Community Coffee House

The entire community is invited to celebrate healthy relationships while enjoying the talents of Melrose! On Sunday March 15, the Safe Steps for Melrose Project is hosting the 7th annual Community Coffee House, called “Voices Against Violence.” This event will feature performances centered around the themes of friendship, love and healthy relationships. The Coffee House… Read More

MAAV’s 24th Annual Walk a Great Success!

This year’s MAAV Walk was a record breaker! More than 900 people attended our 24th Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil, and the event raised more than $58,000 for MAAV’s education and violence prevention programs. The event drew teams from middle and high school clubs and sports teams, elementary schools, houses of worship, businesses and other… Read More

Save the Date: MAAV’s 24th Annual Walk

MAAV’s 24th Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The event will begin at 4pm at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. The event will begin with the presentation of MAAV’s 9th Annual Advocacy in Action Award, which will be presented posthumously to Anna Bastian. Anna was a strong, beloved, integral… Read More

Thanks to All Who Have Donated in Memory of Anna Bastian

All of us at MAAV remain deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Anna Bastian, and are so thankful to all who have donated to MAAV in her memory. All of the donations received in Anna‘s memory will be used to establish a scholarship in her name for selected clients, survivors of domestic violence who are… 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