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Is running a marathon on your bucket list? We have been awarded four numbers for the 2012 Marathon by the John Hancock Non-profit Marathon Program. Each number comes with a requirement to raise a minimum of $5,000 for Casa Myrna.It's a great way to support our shelters and services, and it works: last year, our three runners raised over $32,000! Click here to download and fill out an application, and please pass the word on to your running buddies. Email with any questions.

 Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Our seventh ad campaign is up and running this month on buses statewide and on the MBTA here in Boston. For more information click here. Let us know if you see it: send us a tweet @CasaMyrna or post a picture to Facebook!


Nancy RP

If you've followed our transit ads over the years, you've already met Nancy! Nancy Rihan-Porter was featured in our Fall 2010 transit ad campaign and in the year-end video Public Service Announcement "The Home Stretch"


Although the transit ads aren't up any more, Nancy's still very much hard at work here at Casa Myrna as our Emergency and Transitional Living Programs more  


Monsters In The Closet


Help shed light on domestic violence by sharing this short animated video from the Verizon Foundation and the National Domestic Violence Hotline with your friends and colleagues.



To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, we've launched Yoga4Casa, a new online campaign. We're partnering with the Kripalu Center and yoga studios throughout the Boston area to offer great yoga-themed raffle prizes for anyone who donates during the month of October, including a 2-night stay at the world-famous Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.


Why yoga? Because we felt there was a natural alignment between the goal yogis to achieve health and balance in their lives with our goal of promoting healthy, balanced intimate relationships. For a full list of prizes and participating studios, please click here, and make sure to pass the word on to your yogi friends!


  • The MBTA, for donating 200 car cards on the Red, Orange and Silver lines for our fall ad campaign, running now.
  • Board member Saritin Rizzuto, who raised over $3,000 for Casa Myrna this summer at her second annual backyard BBQ fundraiser.
  • The Back-To-School Backpack Program at Mintz Levin - the employees and supporters of Mintz Levin donated 26 backpacks full of clothes and school supplies for the children in our programs so they could head back to school this year fully equipped and ready to learn.
  • Melina Muñoz, Anne Giovanoni, and Melanie Damsker - Welcome to our three newest Board members! Click here for a press release announcing their appointments.
  • Finally, congratulations to our very own Program Services Manager Toni Jones! Toni will be featured by Self Esteem Boston at the Extreme Esteem Awards on October 12th for being a "Woman of Extreme Esteem."


Did you know...

  • Abuse isn't just physical or mental. Financial control is also a hallmark of abusive relationships.
  • When an abuser controls your finances, it can make it very difficult for you to leave the relationship.
  • Signs of financial control in an abusive relationship include: using your credit or debit cards to rack up debt or empty your bank account; making you sign over your paycheck; stealing from you; selling your possessions; spending the money you have saved for bills; making it hard for you to stay employed by harassing you at work.
  • Casa Myrna offers financial literacy counseling and workshops for women who have been in abusive relationships. We also provide referrals to pre-paid computer literacy and ESOL classes, AND assistance with job training, résumé writing and job searches.

Our goal is to ensure that survivors of abusive relationships have the tools they need to build sustainable self-sufficiency.


For more information on economic abuse, visit Click to Empower.

SafeLink, Casa Myrna's statewide domestic violence hotline 877-785-2020
SafeLink TTY 877-521-2601
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