Walk for Awareness

Connect to End Violence sponsors its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Edgartown Park & Ride lot.

For more information, call 508-684-8074.

Hearts on the Wall; Men Connect With Harsh Reality for Women

For three hours on Saturday Connect to End Violence staff, volunteers and Island men participated in the annual seawall demonstration, which aims to raise awareness about violence against women.

Standing on the Seawall

CONNECT to end violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, holds its Annual Seawall Event, a men’s initiative, on Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Walk Honors Victims of Sexual Assault

A passionate band of Islanders took to the streets of Oak Bluffs Sunday in honor of victims of sexual assault.

Bearing signs and wearing teal blue T-shirts that read, “I Walk Because I Care,” the group of about 30 walked two miles along Beach Road in honor of the survivors in their lives.

Two Island Advocacy Groups Work Together to Provide Essential Services

Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard and Connect to End Violence are set to strengthen their partnership with a collaboration that begins May 1. Call volume for domestic violence and rape counseling was up on the Island this winter.

Walk to End Violence

Connect to End Violence, a program of Martha's Vineyard Community Services, sponsors its annual sexual assault awareness walk on April 27.

Connecting With Generosity

Last Tuesday evening members of our community braved the cold and windy weather to show their support of our Island’s only domestic violence and rape crisis center, Connect to end violence.

Island Men Stand Tall Against Domestic Violence

They stood 21 strong, their backs to the harbor, shirts billowing in the sea breeze, cheered on by honking cars, applause and exclamations of gratitude. Their messages, plastered to their chests by a gusty wind off the Vineyard Haven harbor, were names of individuals and groups of women they wished to honor in the fight against domestic violence.

They were fathers, uncles, sons, grandfathers, Islanders and visitors, standing vigil Saturday afternoon on the Vineyard Haven seawall in support of local victims of domestic violence.

Connect to End Violence

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Connect will hold its fifth annual domestic and sexual violence awareness walk. The walk begins at the Edgartown Park and Ride and continues for approximately two miles through Edgartown, along the “parade route.”

Registration for the event begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

Reaching Out to Men, To Stand Up for Women

A line of men holding signs and standing on the seawall along Vineyard Haven harbor Saturday prompted motorists to slow down, wave and honk their horns in support of the group’s message: end domestic and sexual violence.

Among those on the wall near the drawbridge landing were several police officers, including Oak Bluffs chief Erik Blake and West Tisbury chief Dan Rossi, as part a four-hour Sea Wall Stand meant to enlist men in anti-violence efforts.

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