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Our Mission

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.

Our strategic goals Our programs and services


The History of Casa Myrna

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.

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Board and Leadership

Staff Leadership

Stephanie Brown
Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Collins-Gousby
Executive Director of Programs

Ron Mason
Director of Operations

Venessa Rosemond
Director of Finance

Leela Strong
Director of Development & Communications

Board of Directors

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

Karin Beecher
Consultant

Cas Groblewski
Managing Director, Fantini and Gorga

Annie Lewis-O’Connor
Nursing Scientist/Director, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Ganesh Rajaratnam
Finance Manager, Alkermes, Inc.

Cassie Ramos
Attorney, Mintz, Levin P.C.

Saritin Rizzuto
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations, Metro Credit Union

Mary Stack
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Pointe, LLC

Annual Reports & Financials

See Casa Myrna’s audited financial and annual reports for past years below.


Come Work with Us

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:

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time
  • Health and Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • MBTA Pass/Parking
  • Flexible Benefit Plans
  • Direct Deposit
  • Family friendly work week
  • Professional development and training

Employment Opportunities

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  • Bilingual Staff Attorney

    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.


We believe that every relationship should be safe and healthy. What do you believe?