|Posted by MASO on December 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM|
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:
1. Million March Against Child Abuse – This is a nationwide event taking place in various cities. Details still coming in. We are participating and need help rallying and organizing a team and donations for this event.
2. Tenth Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference and Mothers of Lost Children in May 2013– We are in need of acquiring assistance to help get our leaders to attend this conference to represent the countless voices of Mothers who have lost custody due to injustices in the family court system. We are in need of a volunteer to help solicit corporate donors to help pay for the trip.
3. Child Victims ofFamily Court – Study on the broken system failing to protect our children from perpetrators and abusers in the state of Massachusetts. The study will be based on current research in conjunction with a survey of college students who may have been victims of abuse. The goal of this project is to get the child victims voices heard and to find out the extent of the problem so we can find solutions to correcting these injustices. We are in need of organizers, planners, researchers, and fiscal sponsors for this project to move forward. This will be the first in the nation addressing the issues in the manner in which this project will do and have yield the kind of results we need to finally create the kind of change we need to protect our children.
4. The links of certain health ailments and abuse and treatments and/or therapies yielding positive results in healing. There are a few projects that unfortunately we can not reveal the specific details due to the sensitivity of the projects. We are in need of a fiscal sponsor and volunteers. The research we are looking at doing can change the way the medical community looks and treats certain medical conditions upon diagnosis as well as solicit their involvement into policy changes in the way domestic abuse is handled in family courts by addressing the stigmas and injustices and health consequences. It also has the potential to yield the results we suspect at the links between abuse and certain health issues – both at epidemic levels.
5. Socioecomomic tolls to ignoring abuse – already started, need researchers, writers, and fiscal sponsors.
If you would like to be involved in any of these projects, please email usat [email protected] or call us at 617-890-1040 for an application.