delivering solutions to end domestic and dating violence

Stephanie Brown CEO
Stephanie Brown, CEO


On July 1, Stephanie Brown officially became Casa Myrna's new Chief Executive Officer. Stephanie is no stranger to the agency. She first volunteered with us back in 1994 and is excited to be rejoining the team.


Stephanie brings over fifteen years of experience in social service, advocacy, management, and strategy. She joins us from her most recent role as Assistant Commissioner for Policy, Program and External Relations of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Her move to Casa Myrna is a natural extension of her work in nonprofits and government agencies ending family homelessness and addressing domestic and sexual violence.



This May, Casa Myrna's tenth ad campaign launched on buses and trains in Boston and transit systems statewide.


Spring 2013 Ad Campaign
What are you not sharing with your friends? Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women.


The ad, available in both English and Spanish, depicts three friends who may share make-up and day to day gossip, but not the serious issues of domestic or dating violence. As the ad notes, domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women. 


Since 2008, Casa Myrna has created biannual advertisements to spread awareness about domestic and dating violence.


Each year, the ads reach thousands of transit riders and encourage them to call SafeLink for help and information.






After Monica's partner put a gun to her head, she made a call to SafeLink. She needed a safe place to go right away. The SafeLink Advocate found a space at our emergency shelter so that Monica and her daughter could leave him behind and begin to rebuild their lives.


This past fiscal year (June 30 - July 1), Casa Myrna served Monica and more than 30,000 other women and children in our three shelters and comprehensive programs. We remain Boston's largest provider of shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic and dating violence.


Click to read more about Monica and the women and children who make up the numbers below


FY13 Served
29,307 calls
114 women & children
Supportive Services
Over 700 individuals
Outreach & Education
614 in workshops &



2013 Marathon Team Raises $30k

Thanks to you, Casa Myrna has concluded another successful fundraising year. Individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies contributed generously, ensuring that we provide comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors and their children.


Our fundraising successes included raising over $70,000 at our 4th Annual Community of Conscience Breakfast. In addition, a dedicated team of runners raised $30,000 at the Boston Marathon. Click here to read more


We begin the new fiscal year (2014) on strong footing, under the leadership of CEO Stephanie Brown. Stephanie looks forward to meeting our dedicated community of supporters to express her thanks for all that you do for Casa Myrna. 


  • Our deepest gratitude to Josť Rosado and Mary Thistle for their outstanding service on the Board of Casa Myrna. Josť, Director of Programs and Senior Business Analyst at the Liberty Mutual Foundation, has served since 2010. Mary, Vice President, Corporate Development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, joined the Board in 2008, serving as President from 2010 to 2012. Both contributed tirelessly to providing solutions to end domestic violence. We wish Josť and Mary all the best, and look forward to staying connected with them.
  • Thank you to Laura Ladd for hosting the third annual Ultra Violet Party! Held on April 13 at The Vault, the party raised close to $9,000 for Casa Myrna. We appreciate the generosity of numerous companies for donating terrific auction items for the party.
  • Heartfelt thanks to the Body Shop at the Shops at the Prudential Center for again contributing through the "Another for a Mother" campaign. All the women in our shelters received gifts baskets on Mothers' Day containing an assortment of special products.
  • Congratulations to Nancy Rihan-Porter, Program Coordinator of Casa Myrna's Mary L. Foreman House and Transitional Living Program, on the birth of her second child, Hannah Grace, born on May 11. Welcome to the family!
SafeLink, Casa Myrna's statewide domestic violence hotline 877-785-2020
SafeLink TTY 877-521-2601
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