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The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
logo-purple-purseLogoJoin 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).

Get Active for Casa Myrna
A special thank you to Qivana and to all those who participated in the Qivana for Casa Myrna Golf Tournament on September 9, 2014. Qivana and the golfers raised over $5,000 for Casa Myrna and invaluable awareness on the issue of domestic violence. If you missed this exciting event, join us for Michelle Lombardi’s Virtual 5K (register here), occurring now until September 15. Proceeds from these events support our comprehensive services with survivors and our education activities.

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.

Fifth Annual Community of Conscience Breakfast
On Wednesay, May 14, 2014, we held our fifth annual Community of Conscience Breakfast at the Omni Parker House Hotel. 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 our inspiring speakers and award recipients, as well as all our guests for their incredible support. Click here to view photos on our events page.