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Casa Myrna

Until every relationship is safe and healthy.

aka Casa Myrna   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.casamyrna.org

Mission

Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness, and prevention.

Ruling year info

1978

Principal Officer

Ms. Stephanie Brown

Main address

451 Blue Hill Avenue

Boston, MA 02121 USA

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EIN

04-2625710

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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SAFELINK HOTLINE (877) 785-2020

SafeLink is Massachusetts' 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline that answers nearly 30,000 calls annually from throughout the state. Established in 2000, SafeLink is a critical component of the sexual and domestic violence service continuum in the Commonwealth and a vital lifeline for survivors of abuse and those who care about them. SafeLink provides information, support, and resources survivors need to take their first steps beyond violence and also links callers with safety and supports in their own community. SafeLink provides domestic violence information for friends, family and colleagues of survivors, health and safety professionals, and the general public. SafeLink Advocates are bicultural and multilingual, and have access to translation in more than 130 languages. SafeLink also maintains centralized information about the availability of shelter beds, service locations and relevant resources and makes it available in real time to providers and survivors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Casa Myrna's comprehensive supportive services are provided in English and Spanish to clients in our three shelters and those living in the community. Services include: 1) Housing Advocacy helps survivors and their children remain in their own homes and/or secure permanent, affordable housing; 2) Economic Stability Program provides financial literacy education and academic and employment readiness training; 3) the Legal Advocacy Program provides legal advocacy and representation for survivors. It also includes a Medical-Legal Partnership with MA General and Beth Israel Hospital to provide onsite legal support to patients at the main campus; 4) Counseling Services provide individual and group therapy for adults and teens; 5) Children's Services support and refer survivors' children to needed services; 6) Community-Based Advocacy places full
time, bilingual Community Services Specialists at community sites to engage survivors and link them to services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Casa Myrna is at the center of a coalition throughout the Commonwealth that work together to educate the public, providers and policy makers about dating and domestic violence prevention and response. Casa Myrna offers workshops on survivor’s legal rights, risk assessment and safety planning and identifying and responding to abuse for law enforcement, health care, schools, businesses, service providers, and the community. In FY18, 2,274 participated in Casa Myrna trainings. In addition, our growing, peer-led Youth Engagement and Awareness initiatives provide intervention and prevention education for at-risk teens by: (1) expanding evidence-informed peer-led teen dating violence prevention program (“Start Strong”) in schools; (2) conducting peer-driven social marketing campaigns; (3) and enhancing our bilingual hotline, SafeLink with chat line technology, to increase usage and tailor services to better serve at-risk youth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Casa Myrna provides three residential shelters for survivors and their children. The Mary L. Foreman House emergency shelter, our original shelter based in the South End, supports ten women and thirteen children. The program is named for the late Mary Lawson Foreman, a mother and activist who was a victim of violence. Founded in 1993, the Teen Parenting Program (TPP) houses pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children. TPP is the only program of its kind in the state to shelter and support teen families who are homeless because of domestic violence. The program serves eight teen parents and thirteen children. Families live at the program for up to 24 months. Our new EVA Center Housing Program provides shelter and support for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and their children, serving up to nine adults and five children. All families receive intensive support around their immediate trauma and supportive services that provide the skills to establish economic stability.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Families

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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.

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Casa Myrna

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2021
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Board chair

Ms. Maria Manrique

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2021

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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