MAAV is committed to preventing teen dating and domestic violence before it starts. To this end, we conduct a range of prevention programs with youth and trainings for community groups and professionals. The Safe Steps for Melrose Project is our current grant initiative funded by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Click on the links on the left to learn more about this project, as well as our other prevention programs and trainings.
#WordsHavePower Poster Contest: Meet the Winners!
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our#WordsHavePower poster contest! The winner for the K-5 age group is Addy Hickey, a 5th grade at the Hoover School. She’s pictured below with Hoover Principal Carol Weldin and MAAV’s Liane Cassavoy. The winner for the 6-12 age group is Faith Yurek, an 8th grade student at MVMMS. She’s pictured here with MVMMS Principal Brent Conway and teacher Steve Turner, a member of the Safe Steps for Melrose Task Force. The artwork these ladies created will be turned into posters that will displayed in the schools this fall. Congratulations to Faith and Addy and thanks to everyone who entered!!