HAWC’s third annual Working to Heal Breakfast took place October 23, 2013 and was met with great success. The event introduced HAWC’s new Executive Director, Anthony DiPietro, and celebrated the strength of a survivor of domestic violence who had received HAWC services.

Her story: “I was alone. I didn’t have my family. I didn’t speak English. I didn’t have friends and I didn’t know of programs like HAWC.” Finding HAWC services “When I was at the shelter, they told me about the law called VAWA. The government helps victims abused with no papers married to US citizens. I could be with my children and be safe with them. HAWC helped me with gift cards, Christmas presents and school supplies for my children. I learned to be independent and value myself once again.”

Results!

The Working to Heal Breakfast raised over $25,000 toward supporting HAWC’s mission of taking action violence and oppression and providing free comprehensive services to individuals experiencing domestic violence. Our corporate sponsors included: Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci. LLP, Kelly’s Roast Beef, CSL International, Analogic and Eastern Bank. The Breakfast was well attended by area police departments, healthcare organizations, colleges, community groups and many North Shore businesses. We are grateful for the community’s support, and all the funds raised will help make a difference in the lives of survivors.