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If you are a member of the media, please contact Leela Strong, Director of Development and Communications, at 617-521-0127 or lstrong@casamyrna.org for further information.

2017

November 3
Domestic violence is a growing public health problem (featuring Trinity White and Stephanie Brown), by Renée Graham for the Boston Globe

“No one needs to convince Trinity White that domestic violence is a public health issue. Five years ago, she was living with her child’s father who, she says, abused her “mentally, physically, financially, and emotionally.” Then 19, she was left depressed, desperate and, with her son, eventually homeless. When White recently attended a hearing convened by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, she not only testified at the State House but bore witness to a daily catastrophe that destroys families, endangers children, and upends communities every day. She is a survivor, but could have been a worst-case scenario like the 19 people in this state who have lost their lives to domestic violence this year. That’s already more than in all of 2016.”

Trinity and Stephanie (second and third from left) testify at the State House on October 30.

October 30
Massachusetts lawmakers focus on public health aspects of domestic violence (featuring Trinity White), by Shira Schoenberg for The Republican/MassLive.com

October 30
CEO Stephanie Brown and Advocate Trinity White Testify at the Joint Committee on Public Health Hearing on Domestic Violence as a Public Health Issue (press release)

October 30
Democrats cut ties with Harvey Weinstein as fresh allegations emerge, by Hannah Ellis-Petersen for the Guardian

October 23
The Mary Kay Foundation Awards Casa Myrna Critical Unrestricted Funding as Part of New $3 Million Grant Slate (press release)

October 13
The Healing Power of Art, by Dana Bisbee for the Improper Bostonian

“Casa Myrna celebrated its 40th anniversary at The Healing Power of Art, an exhibition and sale hosted by Liquid Art House on Sept. 21. Some 100 guests came to honor Boston’s leading provider of shelter and support for domestic abuse victims at the reception, which included pieces by established artists as well as works by children and art students available for purchase.”

Haley McDevitt, student at UMass Amherst and donating artist, and Brenda Taylor, curator at Liquid Art House Boston. 9/21/17. Photo by Dana Bisbee

October 13
Democratic senators giving away their Weinstein donations, by Alexi McCammond for Axios

“Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been a major donor to Democratic candidates. Now, the candidates he supported financially are giving away that money to charity after it was revealed Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Many of the senators’ spokespersons said they learned of Weinstein’s behavior yesterday when the news broke… Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) [is] [d]onating $5000 to Casa Myrna, a non-profit in Boston.”

August 14
Meet Lennox Chase of Chase Legal Services, BostonVoyager

“I grew up in Dorchester… My mother was a detective for the Boston Police Department and my father was the owner of an auto repair shop. My parents were big believers in education and self-motivation, which greatly influenced my career. My mother’s social justice leanings and my father’s entrepreneurial spirit are the cornerstones of my law practice. Life is all about relationships. Over the years, the practice of law has allowed me to facilitate connections that support my work with numerous nonprofits. Needham Bank is at the hub of my work with several nonprofits, such as Hale Reservation and Casa Myrna.”

August 7
Boston Public Health Commission tackles teen breakups (featuring Casa Myrna intern Toiell Washington), by Julie M. Cohen for Wicked Local West Roxbury 

“Teens who are going through breakups not only have to cope with the end of a relationship, often they have to navigate the minefield of social media in its aftermath. At the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) recent Breakup Summit, workshops created by teenage peer leaders offered strategies to help with this difficult right of passage.”

From left, Toiell Washington and Kyrah Davis taught “Breakup 101,” during the the Boston Public Health Commission’s 8th-annual Breakup Summit held at Simmons College. Washington is a former Start Strong peer leader and is currently an intern at Casa Myrna, and Davis is a second year Start Strong peer leader.

March 1
Video: Casa Myrna’s Mission To Eradicate Domestic Violence (featuring Saritin Rizzuto and Stephanie Brown), by Yadires Nova-Salcedo for Centro on CBS Boston/WBZ-TV

From left: Saritin, Stephanie, and Yadires

March 1
Video: Casa Myrna’s Make It Your Business Leadership Reception (featuring Saritin Rizzuto and Leela Strong), by Byron Barnett for Urban Update on 7News Boston/WHDH.

 

February 1
Photographer brings into view the hidden scars of emotional abuse, by Rachel Tine for The Provider. Thank you to The Provider for their special permission to reproduce this article here.

February 1
Featured Event: Invisible Fractures Gallery Opening Reception, The Improper Boston

 

January 26
Photo Feature: Invisible Fractures: A new exhibit reveals nonphysical bruises in healing light, by Rachel Tine for DigBoston. Also featured on the cover of the January 26 issue (photo above).

2016

May 26
Keys to a Healthy Teen Romance, by Juanita Allen Kingsley for Bay State Parent

May 10
Priscilla Williams Profile: It Is Never Too Late to Fulfill Your Dreams, by Greg Gatlin for Suffolk University News & Voices (photo above)

April 8
Love Letters: His Ex Won’t Stop Reaching Out
, by Meredith Goldstein for the Boston Globe

April 6
Press Release“Make It Your Business” Networking and Business Reception Engages Business Leaders Around Domestic Violence

February 24
Ellen Rothfuss Profile: Helping to Empower Women One Step at a Time, by Rebecca Szkutak for the Berkeley Beacon (photo at left)

November 7
Missteps in Hyde Park Domestic Violence Case Seen as Exception, by Evan Allen for the Boston Globe

October 26, 2015
Press Release: Suffolk DA’s Second Annual Fundraiser Nets $2100 for Domestic Violence Survivors

October 26
Press Release: Casa Myrna to Host 2nd Annual Policy Maker Breakfast

October 1
Five Disturbing Things Dating Teens Do with Technology, by Catey Hill for Marketwatch

2015

May 29
Casa Myrna’s Annual Breakfast Busts $100K Fundraising Goal, MassNonprofit News

May 2
Mayweather’s History of Abuse Overshadowed by Fight Hype, by Hannah Sparks for the Boston Globe

April 23
Mass Nonprofits Were Ready and Set to Go via the Marathon, MassNonprofit News

April 7
Negociantes en contra de la violencia domésticaEl Mundo Boston 

March 22
Video: Casa Myrna’s Make It Your Business Event (featuring Saritin Rizzuto, Raquel Rosenblatt, and José Massó), by Byron Barnett for 7News Boston’s Urban Update (below)

 

2014

December 12
Kingsley named to Casa Myrna committee, MetroWest Daily News

October 22
Video: Big Talks: A Purple Tie Event on Domestic Violence (featuring Jenny Efimova), by Andrea Kaslow for Brookline Interactive Group (below)

October 22
Event raises funds to help domestic violence survivors
, by Trisha Thadani for the Boston Globe

October 10, 2014
Casa Myrna to Launch Mass Transit Ad Campaign, MassNonprofit News (image above)

October 10
Governor’s Moving Speech Encourages Domestic Violence Victims to Speak Up, by Christie Leist for BDCWire (image above)

October 9
Governor Deval L. Patrick Helps Casa Myrna Release Annual Transit Ad Campaign, by W.M. Tauro for Boston News Group

October 9
Buses to run domestic abuse prevention ads, by Tiffany Chen for 22News WWLP

August 12
Take Action: Help Save Casa Myrna’s Teen Parenting Program, by Jenny Efimova for SheRights

August 10
The Armaments of Domestic War For victims of domestic violence, each day carries danger, by Yvonne Abraham for the Boston Globe (graphic at left)

May 19
Economic impact of domestic violence may be more than you’d think, by Lennox Chase and Jane E. Freedman for BetaBoston

April 25
Evento a beneficio de Casa Myrna, contra la violencia domésticaEl Planeta

April 23
They Will Run Again, by Phillip Martin for WGBH

April 20

Video: Casa Myrna’s Make It Your Business Event (featuring Saritin Rizzuto, Raquel Rosenblatt,  and Wendy Murphy), by Byron Barnett for 7News Boston’s Urban Update (below)

 

April 16
Video: Casa Myrna CEO Stephanie Brown, Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) News

 

2010 – 2013

August 19, 2013
Is Mass. Doing Enough To Prevent Domestic Violence? (featuring Anne Lewis O’Connor), by Anthony Brooks for WBUR’s Radio Boston

January 20, 2012
Escaping Abuse: A Somerville Woman’s Two-Year Journey, by Chris Orchard for Somerville Patch (image above)

October 22, 2010
Love has no part in abusive behavior
, by John Ruch for the Jamaica Plain Gazette

July 16, 2010
Domestic Abuse and Mel Gibson (with Deborah Collins Gousby), by Tom Ashbrook for WBUR’s On Point

July 15, 2010
Video: Mel Gibson’s Domestic Violence Donation (featuring Nathalie Favre-Gilly), by Erica Hill for CBS News’s Early Show

July 14, 2010
Edge of Darkness: Preventing Future Mel Gibsons, by Nathalie Favre-Gilly and Deborah Collins-Gousby for the Boston Globe

February 1, 2010
Provider Profile: Casa Myrna helps domestic violence victimsThe Provider


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