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
Executive Director of Programs
Director of Operations
Director of Finance
Director of Development & Communications
Anne Giovanoni, Esq., President
Senior Director, Corporate Counsel – Alkermes, Inc.
Juanita Allen Kingsley, Vice President
Director of Business Development – Century Health Systems
Lennox Chase, Jr., Esq., Clerk
Attorney in Private Practice – Chase Legal Services
Terry Rice, Treasurer
Director of Finance – Living Proof
Managing Director, Fantini and Gorga
Nursing Scientist/Director, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Finance Manager, Alkermes, Inc.
Attorney, Mintz, Levin P.C.
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations, Metro Credit Union
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Pointe, LLC
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:
The Legal Advocacy Program serves clients by representing them in domestic violence family law matters in the Probate and Family Courts and in restraining order hearings in both the District Courts and Probate and Family Courts; offering brief service and/or limited representation in certain cases where full representation is not provided; and managing a Legal Help Line for telephone assistance and intake purposes.
SafeLink Advocates ascertain callers’ needs and provide crisis intervention by conducting safety assessment and safety planning, supportive listening, providing callers with information on and about domestic violence and its dynamics, and connecting callers to all appropriate resources.
The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of relief staff and volunteers at the Teen Parenting Program and Mary Foreman Emergency Shelter, and is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of residential program services on days when the Residential Coordinator is not in the office.