February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.Visit our website for resources on how to talk to your teen about this important topic. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wakefield Alliance Against Violence
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you care about is in an unhealthy relationship, there is help out there! www.respondinc.org/teen-dating-violence/#TDVAM ... See MoreSee Less
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Judging the 8th grade healthy relationships posters was difficult! They did such a nice job that it was hard to choose only one winner!Stay tuned for the winning poster and pamphlet… ... See MoreSee Less
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Rep Kate, and WAAV executive board members Joie, Jean and Merry busy judging posters! Come on down! We are here until 2pm! ... See MoreSee Less
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Galvin Middle School Healthy Relationships poster contest! Come down to 5 Common Street before 2pm today (Tuesday 1/24) and vote for your favorite! ... See MoreSee Less
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WAAV encourages and supports education about problems of violence, and works with interested community agencies and institutions in and around Wakefield, Massachusetts, to provide links to resources that offer direct service and interventions to both victims and perpetrators of violent behavior.

Events & Current Projects

The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and all gender based violence. We can’t wait to share!

Members & Supporters

WAAV is governed by a Board of Directors, and operates as a private, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. As a private charity, registered in Massachusetts, financial contributions to WAAV are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Addressing the Problem of Violence in Our Community

Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, or WAAV, is a Community Based Volunteer organization, dedicated to creating a lifestyle free from violence in Wakefield by reaching out to the community, raising awareness, providing education resources, and support to families and individuals, with an emphasis on prevention.

Youth Violence

WAAV helps schools, parents, and the community understand and respond to violence among youth such as bullying, cyber bullying, and teen dating violence.

Domestic Violence

WAAV provides definitions and descriptions of domestic violence occurring between family members, spouses, and dating partners including physical, sexual, and emotional violence, as well as controlling and abusive behaviors.

Mission and Goals

Reduce the incidence of family violence over time, with a focus on youth and domestic violence, by reducing risk factors, promoting protective factors, and changing norms around violence.
Establish a collaborative, sustainable community partnership that coordinates and leverages violence prevention resources.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the form below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital