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Valentine's Day Message

Posted by MASO on February 13, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th. It is another holiday where we are bombarded with the commercialization and record breaking sales of flowers, candy, stuffed teddy bears, romantic dinners, rom-com movies, sexy lingerie and the like with all the pressure to be romantic and passionate. For many individuals and couples, this day is about love, romance, and happiness. Many use this holiday to forge new relationships, engagements, and weddings.


We believe Va...

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2012 MASO Strides - Thanks to Our Supporters

Posted by MASO on December 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Wow it is amazing how fast this year flew by. We are so focused on where we want to be as an organization, we sometimes forget how far we have come.

Our organization started out by accident in the attempts by a few mothers trying to solve their own challenges with domestic abuse issues in Massachusetts. In our search for answers and solutions, we began helping other parents in healing and advocacy. As time went on we began realizing there is abigger picture to the problem an...

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2013 Pending Projects

Posted by MASO on December 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)

We have a few projects we would love to launch in 2013 in addition to what we are currently doing, but in order for them to materialize, we need your help. Massachusetts Survivors Outreach currently operates with 100% volunteers and with 100% community donations. We are asking that if you cannot assist us financially, you ask if you can assist in volunteering either for general operations or in assisting in launching and/or organizing any one of the following projects/events:

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PRESS RELEASE: MASO Response to the Sandy Hook Tragedy in CT

Posted by MASO on December 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

By: MASOStaff, December 21, 2012

What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a travesty and will go down in history as one of the worst massacres in this country’s history.  We will not belabor the tragic events of that day, but want to initiate an open dialogue about the after affects and how we can prevent another mass killing.

If you really want to prevent another incident like what occurred in Newtown, CT, then PLEASE listen up and post ...

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A Season For Holiday Giving

Posted by MASO on November 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As we go through this holiday season, please let us not forget the organizations who operate with volunteers to help others whether it be a homesless shelter, food pantry, abuse organization, or the like. As you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, please also search for a gift for your favorite organization.


That gift maybe v...

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What is Reiki?

Posted by MASO on November 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A study done in 2007 by the National Health Interview Survey indicates that 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children received one or more sessions of energy healing therapy such as Reiki in the previous year. According to the American Hospital Association, in 2007, 15% or over 800 American hospitals offered Reiki as part of hospital services...

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Reiki Can Do No Harm or Can It?

Posted by MASO on November 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (7)

Reiki can do no harm or can it? Just as in any profession, there are many wonderful reiki professionals who do amazing work and many individuals receive the many benefits of reiki. However, there are also downsides.  So, before I answer that question, I want to tell you a story.

I was teaching an anatomy and physiology class at a college in Boston. There was a section i...

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MASO's Thoughts on Tomorrow's Election

Posted by MASO on November 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By: MASO Staff November, 5, 2012


Tomorrow is an important and possibly a historic election day.


When going to the voting booth tomorrow, we at MASO, ask you not to vote by the party lines but by the deeds of the candidate you are voting for. Please make sure to consider voting for a candidate who has worked or will work to protect children and victims of abuse.


Yes ... the economy is greatly important, and the current study we are wor...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by MASO on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By: MASO Staff

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month , which wasstarted by a courageous group of advocates who came together for a Day of Unityin 1981.  From there, the first DomesticViolence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987. These courageousindividuals are now recognized as The National Coalition Against DomesticViolence...

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Breaking The Generational Cycle of Abuse

Posted by MASO on August 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (4)

By: MASO Staff

It breaks my heart to read and hear so many stories of victims of abuse whether child abuse, domestic abuse, sex abuse, or systemic abuse. It is difficult enough to hear the stories of a child victimized by a perpetrator and the desperate pleas for help. It is even more devastating to witness the parent who was a victim themself either discredit their...

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