Rating: 4.89 stars 18 reviews
Location: PO Box 180019 Boston MA 02118 USA
Target demographics: The women we serve tend to be young, low-income, minority, and live in the Greater Boston Area. Over three-quarters of the women in our residential programs bring children, the majority of whom are six years old or younger.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2011, Casa Myrna provided shelter to 69 women and 65 children, including one residential program reserved exclusively for pregnant or parenting teenagers who are survivors of domestic or family violence. More than 300 women from the community access our comprehensive range of supportive services every year.
Geographic areas served: Casa Myrna provides shelter and supportive services in the Greater Boston Area and hotline services throughout the state of Massachusetts.
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Casa Myrna has transformed my life and that of my children by helping me break the cycle of violence that has haunted my family for generations! They have been an instrumental source of support, empowerment and shelter when I most needed. My story is one of pain, courage and triumph…too long to share in this setting but I will briefly summarize it. I was seventeen in high school with a one year old daughter and son on the way and no safe place to go. I was turned away from other DV shelters because of my age, that’s when Casa Myrna Vazquez opened their doors to me. That day nineteen years ago I was born again and I've since lived everyday to the fullest for me and my children. I was given a second chance at life and I took it! Thank you Casa Myrna Vazquez for starting the cycle of healthy happy living that will continue for generations to come!
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