The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
logo-purple-purseJoin Casa Myrna in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge! The Allstate Foundation is contributing $500,000 to non-profit organizations across the country that support domestic violence survivors, with a focus on economic empowerment programs. Domestic violence and financial abuse often go hand in hand. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay in or return to an abusive relationship is that they do not have the financial resources to break free. The Challenge runs from September 2 to October 3, and includes contests to encourage giving. Click here to visit Casa Myrna’s Purple Purse Challenge page and support our financial literacy program, SOAR (Stability, Opportunity, Achievements, Results).

Join Team Casa Myrna
Thanks so much to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for awarding Casa Myrna four bibs for the 2015 Boston Marathon! If you are interested in running and fundraising for our organization, click here to complete an application.

Thank You to Massachusetts Electric Construction Company
We would like to thank Massachusetts Electric Construction Company employees for volunteering their time and effort at our Transitional Living Program on September 24, 2014. Thanks to their generosity, the TLP now has a freshly cleaned yard, power-washed deck, and even a new mailbox! Click here to learn more about Casa Myrna’s volunteer program.

Casa Myrna in the News
Casa Myrna is receiving significant media coverage. Click here to read Yvonne Abraham’s front page commentary, “The Armaments of Domestic War” from the August 10 Boston Sunday Globe. In this piece, several Casa Myrna Teen Parenting Program participants share their stories. You can read a powerful response from survivor Nadine Walker Mooney here. And check out “Take Action: Help Save Casa Myrna’s Teen Parenting Program,” by our Outreach and Communications Manager, Jenny Efimova, featured on SheRights.

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual Community of Conscience Breakfast 
Join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Wyndham Boston/Beacon Hill for a very special morning. The Breakfast is Casa Myrna’s signature event – it raises critical funds for our work with domestic violence survivors and their children and educates people about domestic and dating violence. Thank you to the inspiring speakers, award recipients and generous guests who made our 2014 breakfast a great success. Click here to view photos.