A Visit with Miss Massachusetts, Maude Gorman
Reigning 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.
Kudos to Old South Church Volunteers
A heartfelt thanks to our friends from Old South Church in Boston for supporting the Teen Parenting Program. In addition to a generous grant for the program’s operations this year, Church members are sharing their skills as volunteers with our teen families. Claire Brown taught a four-week healthy cooking and nutrition class, culminating in a celebration dinner for families. This hands-on course involved even the youngest cooks at the program! Volunteers Suzanne Bacon, Diane Gaucher and Jane Watt created a lovely garden gracing the front yard of the program. Together, volunteers and families planted and care for the beautiful flowers. We are most grateful for this special partnership with Old South Church, which engages Church leadership, members and teen families in meaningful activities.
Casa Myrna Awarded $100K from the Cummings Foundation
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)