News and Events

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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 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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Step Up to the Plate – November 5, 2016

Step Up to the Plate – in its 12th year in 2016 – is an intimate dinner event with 16 concurrent dinner parties on the evening of Saturday, November 5, 2016. Located in the private homes of our gracious hosts in Newton and surrounding towns, each dinner features a gourmet meal, engaging dinner companions, and...

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“No More Secrets” book launched September 29


On Thursday, September 29th, The Second Step is releasing our long-awaited and highly impactful book about surviving domestic violence – as told through the intimate stories of survivors themselves. Five years ago, six survivors of domestic violence gathered in a room and began to share their secrets. As the women explored topics related to their experience, it...

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