Ribbons of Hope

YWCA Salem Square Facility 1 Salem St, Worcester, MA

Ribbons of Hope is an interactive, community-curated display created to provide hope, inspire, and empower our community members facing adversity due to domestic violence. Survivors are not alone and have a voice. Messages are curated from our Central Massachusetts community as well as the survivors we work with daily.  Write a short message of hope, […]

Check out the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Art Display

Newton Free Library 330 Homer St, Newton, MA

Support this full-month event curated by The Second Step designed for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Walk in from 9am-6pm on weekdays or 9am-5pm/1pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively at the Newton Free Library.

Traveling Tribute of Remembrance- “Empty Place at the Table”

YWCA Salem Square Facility 1 Salem St, Worcester, MA

Empty Place at the Table is a traveling tribute of remembrance that honors those who have lost their lives to domestic violence during the past year in Massachusetts. The names of every victim are inscribed onto each place setting, a powerful display of the family memories that will be missed.  It will also be available […]

Week Without Violence


Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has […]

Saheli’s Walk 5K in Her Shoes

Burlington Town Common

Walk alone between October 16 - 22 or with Saheli on October 23. Download the flyer or visit website for more details on how to register. Event is co-sponsored by the Burlington Equity Coalition.

Alianza Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence

208 Race St 208 Race St, Holyoke, MA

Enjoy an outdoor celebration with Alianza as they commemorate their first recipient of the Allies in Action award, Sheila Rivest. Family-friendly with refreshments provided.

Discussion about Domestic Violence with MAPS

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton 575 N Montello St, Brockton, MA

On October 23rd, 2021 at 3pm at the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, join the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers in their deep discussion of Domestic Violence.

Expressive Arts Workshop for Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Survivor Leadership Collective hosted by the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center presents a FREE virtual arts workshop for survivors of domestic violence. "We May Bend, but We Will Not Break," will take place on Zoom on October 24, 2021 from 2-3:30pm.  Please RSVP by Oct 15th with […]

Melrose Alliance Against Violence 26th Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil

Memorial Middle School 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA

MAAV’s Walk will raise awareness about domestic violence and the funds necessary to continue MAAV’s programs and services. To help us raise those funds, businesses, community organizations and families can serve as event sponsors. To learn about sponsorship levels and benefits, click here. To see the list of 2021 Walk Sponsors, click here.

Daybreak Breakfast

College of Holy Cross 1 College St, Worcester, MA

The Daybreak Breakfast is designed to educate, motivate and inspire people to build safe communities by raising awareness of domestic violence, supporting survivors and promoting healthy relationships. To learn more and register, CLICK HERE. 

City of Somerville Domestic Violence Vigil

Statue Park, Davis Square 279 Alewife Linear Park/Somerville Community Path, Somerville, MA

Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND in remembering those who have lost their lives in 2021 to Domestic Violence.