Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.
Each year, we serve over 1,000 survivors through three residential programs, housing assistance and advocacy, financial literacy education and job readiness skill building, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy and representation, children’s services, and community-based advocacy. Casa Myrna operates SafeLink, Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline, which answers over 25,000 calls annually. We also provide domestic and dating violence awareness and prevention services by educating teens and adults across the state through workshops, seminars, trainings, social media, engagement with the media and annual ad campaigns on mass transit systems.
Casa Myrna was founded in 1977 by neighborhood activists in Boston’s South End to provide a safe haven for women and their children who were being abused by their husbands and partners. The organization was named for Myrna Vázquez (1935-1975), an actress and activist who organized members of South End’s Puerto Rican community around housing, education and civil rights.
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Development and Communications
Director of Finance
Director of Operations
Director of Housing Programs
Juanita Allen Kingsley, President
Owner, AllenKingsley–LifeLong Learning Essentials
Terry J. Rice, Vice President
Senior Director, Finance & Operations, Mother Dirt
Lennox Chase, Jr., Esq., Clerk
Attorney, Chase Legal Services
Jeff Scheer, Treasurer
Director, Pathstone Federal Street Advisors
Independent Non-profit Consultant
Anne Giovanoni, Esq.
Senior Director, Corporate Counsel, Alkermes, Inc.
Managing Director, Fantini and Gorga
Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD
Founder and Director, C.A.R.E. Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mike Licker, Esq.
Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Chief Financial Officer, O'Reilly Media
Melissa L. McDonagh, Esq.
Attorney, Littler Mendelson PC
Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations and Business Development, Metro Credit Union
Vice President of Finance, Entasis Therapeutics
See Casa Myrna’s audited financial and annual reports for past years below.
Casa Myrna provides a supportive and rewarding workplace with an emphasis on the diversity and leadership development of our staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to workforce diversity and hiring people with diverse life experiences. Survivors, people who are bilingual/bicultural, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBQ and trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including:
SafeLink Advocates provide resources, information, support, and referrals to survivors of domestic violence or anyone affected by it on Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline.
Survivors made homeless by domestic violence, or living in unstable situations, work with the Housing Specialist to identify, apply for, secure, and maintain permanent, safe affordable housing. In addition, the Housing Specialist will implement Casa Myrna’s new rapid re-housing initiative, Survivors Transitioning to Empowerment Program (STEP).
The Immigration Attorney will help launch a new practice area in our Legal Program that will specialize in providing survivors with immigration legal services related to domestic violence and sexual exploitation.