For 40 years CHH has been dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of rape and sexual assault through counseling, advocacy, and education. CHH is one of three independent rape crisis centers in Massachusetts. Their talented team of staff, interns, and volunteers have been working hard using a social justice approach to support survivors and work toward creating community free from sexual violence. Their counseling, advocacy, support groups, and prevention initiatives help build safe avenues toward sustainability and healing while bringing us all closer to the vision of community free from sexual violence.
The CHH plans to use received funding for their Youth Leadership Program. It is a youth-mentoring-youth program that has proven to be highly effective in reaching teens and young adults. There is a need for trained staff to work directly with youth, particularly to equip them to teach other young people about healthy relationships and sexuality.