Safe Havens is a Cummings Foundation Grantee!!!
Safe Havens is ecstatic and honored to be one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. Co-Director Anne Marie Hunter stated,
“Cummings Foundation support will propel our community-based work in Greater Boston forward. Using a public-health approach, we are working to create a community-based response to abuse so that everyone in every community can live in safety. We are so grateful that the Cummings Foundation stands with us and is helping us to create a world where every religious and spiritual community can fully embrace their unique and vital role to support survivors, provide prevention education, make warm referrals to local service providers, and speak out with moral authority against abuse and the systemic oppressions and inequities that fuel abuse.”
Photos from the Cummings Foundation grantee celebration, including our Board Member Kay Silverman (first photo), Bill and Joyce Cummings describing the work of the foundation (second photo), and poster with all the awardees (last photo).
The Cummings Foundation grant will support our local Staying Safe with Faith (SSwF) program, which nurtures conditions in which everyone can live free from abuse.
Staying Safe with Faith (SSwF)
Safe Havens is building a movement where faith leaders and communities stand up, with a strong and unified voice, and say "No More!" to domestic violence and elder abuse. We believe building a coordinated-community response that focuses on prevention and safety is vital. In order to make this dream a reality, we need your help!
Our goal is to prevent cases of violence before they occur, to prepare faith leaders to respond to victims with compassion, spiritual support, and referrals to local services, and to galvanize faith leaders to help increase accountability for those who abuse. Safe Havens empowers faith communities to speak out against abuse and create lasting social change.
Join Safe Havens in our work to end abuse! We are looking for congregations that are interested in multi-religious efforts to expand awareness and education on domestic violence and elder abuse. If you are interested in participating in our SSwF Program, please fill out this short form.
If you are excited by our work, please share this flyer alongside the link to our volunteer page on our website. Help us with our work to build "safe havens" in the Greater Boston area!