25th Annual Walk & Vigil: The Details

  We invite you to join us for MAAV’s 25th Anniversary Walk & Candlelight Vigil, taking place this October.  Because of COVID-19, our events will look a little different this year. Our Candlelight Vigil will be held online, on Sunday, October 18 at 4pm. The event will be streamed live and we will share the… 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

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