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is Cambridge’s domestic violence agency, providing emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing and youth prevention education to our community since 1975. Transition House created the first emergency shelter on the East Coast for women and children escaping domestic violence. The organization has been an important community resource ever since.
Transition House and its supporters have been at the forefront of developing policies and practices that support victim rights, protect the safety and privacy of those in danger, and expand the network of vital services for survivors recovering from the trauma of abuse. Over its 35 year history, Transition House has been an innovator of dynamic programs that have helped thousands of families and educated tens of thousands of youth.
Emerge’s mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents.
Emerge teaches that domestic violence is a learned behavior, not a disease or a sickness. Emerge supports grassroots, institutional and cultural efforts to stop partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Emerge recognizes that other oppressive life circumstances such as racism, poverty and homophobia create a climate that contributes to partner violence.
Emerge is a Massachusetts Certified Batterer Intervention Program & Training Site. For information on Certification Guidelines for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, visit the official website of the Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Training is conducted on a regular basis in the Boston area, and Emerge is available to conduct training world-wide. Please contact us at 617-547-9879.
Each One Teach One
Training and Empowering Girls, Women and Communities for a Future in Technology.
Women and girls continue to lag worldwide in technical education and training, which leads to the most remunerative work. According to the bureau of Labor Statistics, lack of a technically trained workforce is a leading indicator of poor economic growth in many areas. With years of experience, a tested, proven model, and long-standing partnerships with educational and community partners, EachOneTeachOne is uniquely positioned to contribute to closing the gap between the supply of technically skilled workers and the demands of a digital economy.
Our organization piloted its program, providing coding and technology training and employment for girls, women, and other disenfranchised students, in our backyard, as well as around the world, with a goal to empower economic independence and personal contribution through finding employment in the technology sector. The program trains students to pay the cost of the program forward by becoming a mentor for someone else.
EOTO is unique in covering the full spectrum, from mentoring technical training, to mentoring seeking and finding employment in technical fields, specifically, software development. While other programs provide technology training, only EOTO follows through beyond training to link disenfranchised girls and women in developing countries to employment. EOTO leverages online technology training resources like codecademy and uses remote mentors, paired with coordinating partner NGOs on the ground. So EOTO can scale significantly and go anywhere.
“‘I want to raise a point on the alienation issue. Today, the alienators are able to enlist their children as collaborators. [Abusers] may have their computer-savvy children break into their [victim]’s private e-mail communications and forward those e-mails to him[her]. The children are asked to load spyware programs onto their [mother]’s computer to enable them and the [father] to read the [mother]’s e-mail communications, which includes [her] communications with her attorneys. GPS devices are, with the help of the children, installed on cars so that the [abuser] can stalk and track the [mother/father] by sitting at [his/her] computer. I’ve had cases where the children have helped the [abuser] install gadgets on the home telephone lines [that] record the conversations of the mother.’”
Chesler, Phyllis (2011-07-01). Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody (p. 388). Chicago Review Press. From an Interview with Divorce Lawyer Susan L. Bender.