Team Casa Myrna runs for domestic violence survivors and their children.
With every step they take, our runners raise awareness about an issue that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. They rally their friends, loved ones, and neighbors to support our three shelters and comprehensive supports for domestic violence survivors and their kids.
Thanks to Team Casa Myrna, today someone will call the SafeLink Hotline and say out loud for the first time that they need help escaping violence.
This week, a survivor will meet with a counselor and take up the hard work of recovering from trauma.
This month, a Casa Myrna lawyer will stand with a survivor in court to seek justice.
This year, survivors will move into safe, affordable, and permanent new homes and move towards futures they create for themselves. They will earn degrees, save up for trips to visit family, start new jobs, become U.S. citizens, and dream of even bigger and better things to come.
And perhaps most importantly, tonight survivors living in our residential programs and beyond will tuck their children into bed and sleep peacefully knowing that they’re safe.
Team Casa Myrna takes a stride toward a world where every relationship is safe and healthy.
Founded in 1977 by a diverse coalition of community activists, today Casa Myrna is the greater Boston area's largest provider of shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Our advocates work with survivors to help them recover from the trauma of abuse and rebuild brighter futures for themselves and their families. In addition to welcoming shelters and comprehensive services addressing the pervasive effects of abuse, Casa Myrna provides 24/7 support to survivors across the state through SafeLink (1.877.785.2020), MA's only statewide domestic violence hotline, and works to end abuse for good through education, advocacy, and outreach.
"I felt as if I was fumbling around in a dark room trying to escape, but I could never find a way out. When I called SafeLink and got help, it was like someone finally handed me a flashlight. My counselor at Casa Myrna helped me find the door, and with the support of my other advocates, I was able to open it and walk free."
Casa Myrna is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $12M for their causes.