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The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) shared the following resource with us starting in February:Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)Winter 2022 Men Survivor Support GroupThe men survivor support group welcomes transgender men, cisgender men, and genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people ages 18 years of age or older. This is a virtual group that will run for eight weeks and will be offered through a secure video link. This group provides its members with a forum to discuss the impact of sexual violence on their lives and their relationships. It also explores useful ways to cope with common challenges faced by all survivors of sexual violence. Topics of weekly worksheets include the impacts of sexual violence, safety, coping, self-care, guilt/shame/self-blame, trust, anger, relationships, and taking meaning from your experience.When: February 10–March 31, 2022, Thursday evenings, 6:15 p.m.–7:45 p.m. For more information, for intake, or to request accommodations, please contact Claire Geruson, LICSW, at 617-649-1278. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very pleased to be in a position to make a much needed donation to WCAT Studios this year. WCAT has given us a space to meet at no cost over the last decade. The have filmed numerous events for us so that we may share the message with those who could not be present. WCAT also assisted with the production of last year’s White Ribbon Campaign video as no live event could be held. We are proud to give a little back to a business who has done so much for us and others in the community. If you would like to donate to help WCAT continue to get vital information out to our community members, please follow the link: wcatwakefield.org/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
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With two Tuesdays left in 2021, we hope you consider making an end of the year donation to WAAV! The money we raise goes back into educating and helping individuals in our community. We hope to expand our programming in 2022 and need your support! You can donate at: waavonline.org/#GivingTuesday2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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This week Respond Inc. came to the 8th grade health class to discuss healthy realationships and teen dating violence. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wakefield Alliance Against Violence

Resources

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