CBS coverage of recent domestic violence homicide in Lynn, including an interview with Anthony DiPietro, HAWC’s executive director
The staff at HAWC was deeply sorry to learn of the domestic violence homicide that took place in Lynn yesterday, and our condolences go out to the victim’s family. While we work every day to reduce incidences of domestic abuse on the North Shore, it is evident this issue is still very prevalent and as dangerous as ever.
Moments like this are an opportunity for HAWC to remind the North Shore community that we are here to offer services and resources to those who may be experiencing domestic abuse—before tragedy strikes.
We are appreciative to CBS for reaching out to HAWC and respecting the sensitive nature of this crime in their coverage. When domestic violence occurs, there is a tendency for people to question why the victim remains in the toxic relationship. As Anthony DiPietro, HAWC’s executive director, explains in the interview above, many victims who are seeking help for a DV relationship feel trapped and unable to leave the situation for a variety of reasons. HAWC is here to help them make the right choices for them to keep them as safe as possible.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, we strongly encourage you to call our 24-hour hotline at 1.800.547.1649.
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC's mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit www.hawcdv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Media ContactPaula Herrington
Interim Executive Director