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

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.

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SAB Bids Farewell to Graduating Seniors

We recently held our final Student Action Board potluck of the school year and bid farewell to 9 graduating seniors!! There were gifts, stories of favorite MAAV memories, and a few tears…One of our favorite comments: “You let us be leaders with no hesitation.” You were exceptional leaders, and know you will carry it forward!

SAB Bids Farewell to Graduating Seniors

August 2017 We recently held our final Student Action Board potluck of the school year and bid farewell to 9 graduating seniors!! There were gifts, stories of favorite MAAV memories, and a few tears…One of our favorite comments: “You let us be leaders with no hesitation.” You were exceptional leaders, and know you will carry… Read More

Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017 was cold, windy and rainy, but the 20th Annual Melrose Run for Women was a great success! Liz Tassinari from the Melrose Running Club recently presented MAAV with a check for $12,000, proceeds from this year’s race. Over the course of 20 years, the MRC has donated a tremendous $212,000 to MAAV…. Read More

Tips For Talking To Young Children About Domestic Violence

When your child asks you a question about domestic violence try starting with “What have you heard?” This allows your child to tell you what he/she understands –or-misunderstands- and perhaps what concerns are prompting his/her question. Keep answers simple Underneath a child’s question, he/she may be worried about his/her safety, so offer reassurance. You might… Read More