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Rachele's run in support of Casa Myrna's Teen Parenting Program (TPP)!

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Rachele DeLeo

THE STORY:

 

Hello friends!

On October 12th, I will be running the BAA Half Marathon in support of Casa Myrna. Casa Myrna is Boston's foremost provider of shelter and comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Casa Myrna provides:

• Three residential programs for survivors of domestic violence and their children, including the only program in MA for pregnant and parenting teens made homeless by domestic and family violence.

• A comprehensive range of bilingual English/Spanish supportive services to help survivors in crisis rebuild their lives, including legal advocacy, counseling, housing search and stabilization, economic empowerment education and assistance accessing educational/workforce development programs.

SafeLink hotline (877-785-2020), the only statewide, 24/7, multilingual domestic violence hotline in Massachusetts.

Education, outreach and public awareness campaigns on mass transit systems statewide about domestic and dating violence.

I am running to raise crucial funds for Casa Myrna's Teen Parenting Program (TPP), the only program of its kind in Massachusetts that provides residential services to pregnant and parenting teens made homeless by domestic violence.

Domestic violence, abuse, and neglect are the leading contributing factors to teen parent homelessness in MA. For the last twenty years, TPP has been providing a safe, empowering, home-like environment where teen parents can work to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency by pursuing their education and professional goals with the help of Casa Myrna’s comprehensive range of supportive services. Last year, 100% of TPP's teen residents achieved their personal and professional goals.

Since it’s founding in 1993, the Casa Myrna TPP has operated with the support of public and private donors. This year, however, TPP received a serious financial blow from one if its major government funders. As of next month, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) will end its support of TPP, effectively cutting off over $300,000, or half of the program’s annual budget.

Casa Myrna needs your support to keep TPP’s doors open for teen survivors and their children!

To learn more about Casa Myrna’s Teen Parenting Program please visit: http://sherights.com/2014/08/12/take-action-help-save-casa-myrnas-teen-parenting-program/.

Thank you & take good care, 

Rachele 

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$740

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  • Betty Glidden

    $20

  • The O Donnells

    $20

  • Jenny

    $100

  • Barbara Stern

    $20

  • Jeffrey Deacon

    $25

  • Tim & Kathie Leonard

    $25

  • Benjamin Williams

    $101

  • The Hamill's

    $25

  • Rob DeLeo

    $100

  • Doris Burford

    $100

  • Judy Goldberger

     

  • Auntie

    $30

  • Amy C.

     

  • Oreo the Dog...and Danielle & Katelyn

    $50

  • Barbara DeLeo

    $50

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49% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $740 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Barbara DeLeo

Barbara DeLeo

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Rach! 4 years ago

Oreo the Dog...and Danielle & Katelyn

Oreo the Dog...and Danielle & Katelyn

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Amy C.

Amy C.

4 years ago

Auntie

Auntie

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Judy Goldberger

Judy Goldberger

Joining with you in standing with the women in our care - have a great run! 4 years ago

Doris Burford

Doris Burford

DONATION: $100

Best Wishes for a great run! 4 years ago

Rob DeLeo

Rob DeLeo

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Rach! 4 years ago

The Hamill's

The Hamill's

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

DONATION: $101

4 years ago

Tim & Kathie Leonard

Tim & Kathie Leonard

DONATION: $25

4 years ago