April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

To check out the Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities sponsored by Jane Doe Inc.'s member programs, <<click here>> or to read President Barack Obama's Presidential Proclamation <<click here>>

Sign Up for Walk to Benefit Penelope's Place

Love Life Now Foundation's annual 3K Heel-A-Thon to prevent domestic violence is Sunday, June 1st. A portion of proceeds will benefit Penelope's Place, our domestic violence shelter. <<Register>>

Brockton's White Ribbon Day Ceremony

Health Imperatives co-sponsored Brockton's White Ribbon Day ceremony, the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women. <<view photos>>

Welcome to Health Imperatives

Health Imperatives is a non-profit community based agency that provides vital public health and human services to more than 30,000 families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, and Islands each year. For more than 35 years we have offered a continuum of safety, prevention, and intervention services and have worked with vulnerable populations to create healthy, safe, and vibrant families and communities.

NEW! Love Life Now Foundation President on DV Past, Community Work
Lovern Gordon, President & Founder of Brockton's Love Life Now Foundation (LLNF), appeared on the Boston Neighborhood Network to discuss her past history with domestic violence (DV) as well as her work in the community. LLNF will host their annual 3K Heel-A-Thon event benefiting
Penelope's Place, our domestic violence shelter, on June 1, 2014. <<watch interview>>

Study Shows Bullying Affects Mental Health for Years
Boston Children’s Hospital researchers tracking 4,300 kids from grade 5 through grade 10 found that those who experienced bullying on a weekly basis were more likely to be in poor mental health — depressed, angry, anxious, or sad — compared to those who were never bullied. Kids who experienced bullying during the entire study were the worst off. <<read more>>

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On-site DV/SA Counseling at MV Family Planning
Our Martha's Vineyard Family Planning program now offers on-site domestic violence/sexual assault counseling from CONNECT to end domestic violence, the island's only domestic violence and rape counseling center. Click the linked title above to read the MV Gazette article highlighting the partnership.

Health Imperatives CEO Weighs in on DV Bill
A new bill was presented in April by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley that would strengthen domestic abuse laws and increase penalties for abusers. Click the linked title above to read more and hear from CEO Julia Kehoe.

Staff Quoted in Cape Cod Times Article
Health Imperatives' Elizabeth Torrant and Elizabeth Jones were quoted in the article, "MTV reality show strikes nerve." The article explores a recent study that makes the case that the MTV reality show, "16 & Pregnant" cut the teen birthrate by almost 6% in 2010.

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Health Imperatives’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts.

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