A Visit with Miss Massachusetts, Maude Gorman

Miss MassReigning Miss Massachusetts World, Maude Gorman, visited our Teen Parenting Program on July 16, 2015 to meet with survivors and their children. Thank you, Maude, for sharing your story with us and raising awareness about violence against women and girls. Click here to read the recent Boston Globe article about  her important work.



A Visit with Jose Masso

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Jose Masso, Director of Community Relations for Massport and host of WBUR’s radio show “Con Salsa,” joined Casa Myrna staff on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He shared with us important historical information about Casa Myrna and activism in Boston’s South End. Marie Turley, Senior Policy Analyst at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and recipient of the Myrna Vazquez Advocacy Award in 2014, introduced Jose and shared some of her own experiences. Thank you, Jose and Marie, for such an engaging and motivating discussion!

(Photo: Marie, Jose and CEO Stephanie Brown)

Kudos to Our Corporate Volunteers

Thank you to our Massachusetts Electric Construction Company volunteers for performing maintenance at our Transitional Living Program (TLP). Each year, this dedicated group does an outstanding job on tasks ranging from yard maintenance and power washing, to updating the interior.

We are also incredibly grateful to our volunteers from Alkermes, who painted and organized the childcare space at TLP last month, and installed a new outdoor play structure for the children. Thank you also to Liberty Mutual and the Serve With Liberty team of employees who recently landscaped our TLP’s yard, cleaned the windows, decks, and recreation areas, and planted flower beds. Thank you, corporate volunteers, for your dedication to Casa Myrna!

Casa Myrna Awarded $100K from the Cummings FoundationBill-Cummings-and-Stephanie-Brown-225x300
We are incredibly grateful to the Cummings Foundation for selecting Casa Myrna as a recipient of the “$100K for 100” program. We were chosen from more than 350 applicants in a very competitive review process. This transformative gift is our first six-figure foundation grant and will support our comprehensive domestic violence intervention, awareness and prevention efforts. CEO Stephanie Brown attended the festive grantee reception on June 4 and met Bill and Joyce Cummings, Executive Director Joel Swets and fellow grantees. View the press release here.

(Photo: Bill Cummings and CEO Stephanie Brown)