Event raises funds to help domestic violence survivors

A fundraiser organized for Domestic Violence Awareness Month brought in more than $2,000 for Boston’s largest domestic violence survivors’ support center, officials said Monday.

The fundraiser, organized for Casa Myrna, which assists female victims of domestic violence, was held at The Bell in Hand Tavern in downtown Boston on Wednesday. The benefit generated $2,272 in ticket sales and raffle purchases, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said in a statement.

The event was organized by members of the DA’s Victim Witness Assistance Program, and was held to ensure that domestic violence survivors have access to the organization’s services, which are designed to end domestic and dating violence, the statement said.


The organization, founded in 1977 and named for the late actress and activist Myrna Vazquez, provides services such as shelter, housing assistance, and counseling, to help women “escape abusive households and achieve self-sufficiency.”

“Part of ending domestic violence is raising awareness about it,” Conley said in the statement. “Casa Myrna is absolutely instrumental in those efforts. They’ve been a valuable resource for countless people in countless circumstances.”

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