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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS – Imagine a public health crisis that forces you to quarantine with a loved one who abuses you and/or your children. Imagine day in and day out having no time free from the interpersonal abuse. Imagine that the family income has disappeared due to the health crisis, as […]

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United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton Kicks Off 2019 Campaign, Presents $249,250 Check to Local Agencies

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SOUTHBRIDGE – In a kick-off event for the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton’s (UWSSC) 2019-2020 campaign, more than 70 people attended a ceremony at Cohasse Country Club, where agency networking and a check presentation highlighted the evening. The 2019 campaign theme, “Change Doesn’t Happen Alone,” was illustrated in […]

Letter to the Editor: New Hope on Sexual Assault

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Dear Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  So I ask you, can you imagine a world without rape and sexual assault?  Can you imagine a year, a month, a week, a day without a sexual assault on someone? These days it’s hard to consider such a vision.   According to […]

United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton Kicks off 2018 Campaign

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📷  Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies (Community Legal Aid), April Parzych (Campaign Chair), Jessica Brigham (UWSCC Board President), Kimberly Dupuis (Pathways for Change), Marcia Szymanski (New Hope) and Mary O’Coin (UWSSC Executive Director) STURBRIDGE – The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton (UWSCC) held it’s kickoff for its 2018 Community Campaign on […]

New Hope issues statement on Sturbridge murder/suicide

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Alleged perpetrator took his own life in alleged murder/suicide STURBRIDGE — In response to last week’s alleged domestic violence homicide in Sturbridge, the non-profit domestic violence agency, New Hope, Inc.’s Executive Director and President, Marcia Szymanski, issued a statement to inform the Sturbridge community about services available to them. “Our thoughts […]