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Step Up with Tyler & Ashley Ott and Our Board of Directors to Give the Gift of Safety

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Ashley Ott, member of The Second Step’s Board of Directors, and Tyler Ott, Long Snapper for the Seattle Seahawks, have generously partnered with local artist Julianne Strom Brill to decorate Tyler’s cleats on behalf of The Second Step. As part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats fundraiser, Ott will auction his cleats and all proceeds will go to...

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Step Up to the Plate – November 2, 2019

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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 2, 2019. 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 local luminary...

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Julie Lima joins The Second Step!

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The Second Step is thrilled to announce that Julie Lima, MSW, most recently of the YMCA of Greater Boston and Cradles to Crayons, will be leading TSS as its next Executive Director. Julie will take over from Matthew Swoveland, who leaves TSS after five years to be closer to family out west. Julie brings a...

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Executive Director Transition

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After five years at The Second Step, Matthew Swoveland, Executive Director, is relocating to the west to be closer to family. He will be transitioning out of his role at TSS late this summer. All of us at TSS are truly grateful to Matt for his steady yet visionary leadership, which has rejuvenated the agency’s...

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Celebrating Success Gala

PURCHASE TICKETS, SPONSOR, OR DONATE NOW! THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH 2019 NEWTON MARRIOTT 6:00pm Cocktails & Silent Auction with Mobile Bidding 7:15pm Dinner Program   EMCEE:  JOYCE KULHAWIK, EMMY-AWARD WINNING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CRITIC/JOYCESCHOICES.COM Celebrating Success is a powerful and inspirational evening, bringing together over 300 individuals and businesses from Greater Boston to support survivors of...

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TSS Highlight – Joe Ristuccia, Board Vice President

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“My name is Joe Ristuccia, and I am a proud volunteer at The Second Step. I spend time each month working on the Board of Directors, chairing the Program Committee, and supporting staff in various capacities. I choose the Second Step because the issue of domestic violence must be addressed head on with the resources needed to...

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TSS Highlight – Sue Ross, Director of Steps to Justice

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For Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM2018), we’re highlighting our Steps to Justice legal services program and its exceptional director, Susan Ross! Sue leads a dedicated team of staff and volunteer attorneys who provide legal assistance and representation to survivors of domestic violence across Greater Boston and MetroWest. We also want to remind you that if you or anyone...

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#DVAM – Domestic Violence Awareness Month with The Second Step

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Help Craft the Clothesline Project with The Second Step   TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 7:00-8:30PM NEWTON NEW ART CENTER, 61 WASHINGTON PARK, NEWTON, MA   Spend the day with us at the Newton Center Harvest Fair   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 10:00AM-5:00PM NEWTON CENTER GREEN, LANGLEY RD. & CENTRE ST.   Join us for the Clothesline Project Showcase...

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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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