Friday, February 1, 2013
A local organization is seeking to build community relations in Waltham.
Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence will kick off its “Say Hi” campaign today by honoring three local residents for their contributions to the community. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, REACH, which assists victims of domestic violence, will kick off its “Say Hi To Your Neighbors” campaign week which is intended to build community relations among neighbors, according to REACH. The event will be held at Back Pages Books at 289 Moody St. at 5:30 p.m. REACH, during the event, will also honor four members of the Waltham community: In A Pickle owner Tim Burke, Brand New Watch blogger Jim Walker, Jim Preston and Dan Reedy. Mayor Jeanette McCarthy has declared Feb. 9 – 16 as “Say Hi To Your Neighbors Week,” during which REACH hopes to have Waltham …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence assists local victims of domestic violence.
Rockland Trust bank has donated $10,000 to Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, an organization that assists domestic violence victims, according to a press release. The grant will help REACH's programs and its 2012 Annual Star Gala on Oct. 18. The gala will have attendees bidding on various gifts such as trips to local restaurants, art and travel packages. Diane Patrick, the wife of Gov. Deval Patrick, will attend. “The goal of our program and gala is to build healthy communities by speaking up and speaking out against domestic and dating violence,” said REACH Executive Director Laura Van Zandt. “We rely on the support of organizations such as Rockland Trust to continue our mission.”
Monday, May 7, 2012
Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.
A public meeting will be held tomorrow to discuss helping victims of deomstic violence and sexual assault with keeping jobs. The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Waltham Public Library, will discuss a proposed law that would give 15 days of unpaid personal leave to domestic violence victims to give them time to make plans for their personal safety, according to REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. REACH, a Waltham-based organzation that assists domestic violence victims, is sponsoring the meeting. The bill is also intended to give victims time to seek assistance. Similar laws are currently on the books in the 30 other states, according to REACH. State Rep. Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham and Jane Doe Inc. will be attending the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Oscar-winning actress to speak at a fundraising event for The Second Step, a Newton-based domestic violence agency.
Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will speak about her experience escaping domestic violence at domestic violence agency The Second Step’s the 20th anniversary event. The fundraising event, Celebrating Success, will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Westin Waltham Hotel, 70 Third Ave., Waltham. A Newton-based agency, The Second Step provides long-term support for survivors of domestic abuse and their children while using their expertise and experience to save lives and prevent the cycle of abuse. With two major fundraisers each year, the 20th anniversary celebration, Celebrating Success, will be the agency’s “largest and most mission-based event, featuring survivors who have benefitted from our services,” said Executive Director …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
See what is going on in Waltham today.
This week is the last chance to do something in Waltham, see what that is. A support group for women with "controlling partners," will be held at 11 a.m. A free new mothers group will be held at 10:30 a.m. Vote in our poll for best florist in Waltham! The weather is not looking good for today!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Event runs through this month.
Most people don't think of preventing domestic violence when they get their morning joe. Coffee, according to a local anti-domestic violence group, can help prevent domestic violence. REACH Beyond Domestic Violence has launched its "Share A Cup of Coffee" campaign intended to help people build relationships with others in hopes that it can prevent domestic violence. The event is the latest part of REACH'S Small Actions Campaign, according to REACH Community organizer Allison Berry. “Being able to talk to one and another … can really help to build a safer community,” Berry told Waltham Patch in an interview. REACH is parterning with local restaurants to hold coffee events to promote the event. REACH is still looking for local organizations …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Local organizations starts campaign to fight domestic violence.
You might have passed them as you leave your house in the morning or seen them when you retrieve your mail, but never actually spoken with them. Your neighbors, that is. Well, here is your chance to change that and help a good cause. REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, a Waltham organization that helps victims of domestic violence, is launching its “Small Actions Campaign,” intended to get community residents more involved with efforts to prevent domestic violence, according to REACH Community Organizer Allison Berry. The kickoff will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Back Pages Books on Moody Street. Bob Marcou, Roberta Factor and Belgica Garzon will be honored for their anti-domestic violence efforts, according to Berry. “We’re kind of excited …