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JOIN US FOR TRIVIA NIGHT ON October 21st!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 5-7 pm Social Restaurant & Bar, 320 Washington Street, Newton Corner Have fun, raise awareness, and support survivors of domestic violence with The Second Step! Pair up, team up, and show off your knowledge of arcane facts while doing good in our community. Bring your family and friends! Click here to...

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Step Up to the Plate – November 3, 2018

The Second Step’s premier fall event – Step Up to the Plate – is an intimate dinner event with 12 concurrent dinner parties on the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2018. Located in the private homes of our gracious hosts in Newton and surrounding towns, each dinner features a gourmet meal, engaging dinner companions, and a...

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TSS Highlight – Board President, Alexandra Simes

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Join us as we kick off a new series of highlights – staff and board members, volunteers, and community partners of The Second Step! We hope you enjoy getting to know the many members of our community. We’ll start off with Alexandra Simes, our Board President.   “My involvement with The Second Step – which most...

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Join us for Trivia Night on June 27th!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018   7-9 pm Social Restaurant & Bar, 320 Washington Street, Newton Corner Have fun, raise awareness, and support survivors of domestic violence with The Second Step! Pair up, team up, and show off your knowledge of arcane facts while doing good in our community. Click here to register: thesecondstep.ejoinme.org/trivianight or call Suzanne Wakefield @ 617-916-2758

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LGBQ/T Relationships Youth Group – starting May 1st @6:30pm!

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Building healthy relationships, to heal from unhealthy ones At The Second Step, we believe that bringing LGBQ/T youth and allies together in community is critical to growth and connectedness. LGBQ/T youth often feel marginalized by their community or families, so this group, facilitated by TSS together with community partners, will be a space for youth to build connections...

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Celebrating Success Gala & Documentary Play

Purchase tickets, sponsor, or donate now! Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 Newton Marriott 6:00pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 7:00pm Dinner Program & Documentary Play Honoree:  Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy-Award winning Arts & Entertainment Critic Celebrating Success is a powerful and inspirational evening, bringing together over 400 individuals and businesses from Greater Boston to support survivors of domestic...

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Trivia Night

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Thursday, October 26, 2017   7-9 pm Social Restaurant & Bar, 320 Washington Street, Newton Corner   Have fun, raise awareness, and support survivors of domestic violence with The Second Step! Pair up, team up, and show off your knowledge of arcane facts while doing good in our community.   Click here to register: thesecondstep.ejoinme.org/trivianight or call...

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Step Up to the Plate – November 4, 2017

The Second Step’s premier fall event – Step Up to the Plate – is an intimate dinner event with 15 concurrent dinner parties on the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2017. Located in the private homes of our gracious hosts in Newton and surrounding towns, each dinner features a gourmet meal, engaging dinner companions, and a...

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25th Annual Celebrating Success, Thursday April 27th

Purchase tickets, sponsor or donate now! Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of successes at the 25th Annual Celebrating Success Gala at The Westin Hotel in Waltham. Celebrating Success is a powerful and inspirational evening, with a cocktail reception, silent auction, and dinner program, bringing together over 450 individuals and businesses from Greater...

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17th Annual Holiday Gift Drive

We hope you or your organization will participate in our 17th Annual Holiday Gift Drive benefitting the families of The Second Step! To join this year’s Donor Angels, please contact Cindy Laughrea, 617-467-5334 or email holidaygiftdrive@thesecondstep.org by Monday, November 11, 2016. To ensure that each of our more than 100 families receive their gifts before the holidays,...

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