HAWC’s Response to Recent Tragedy in Lynn

CBS coverage of recent domestic abuse 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 abuse homicide that took place in Lynn yesterday, and our condolences go out to the survivor’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 abuse occurs, there is a tendency for people to question why the survivor remains in the toxic relationship. As Anthony DiPietro, HAWC’s executive director, explains in the interview above, many survivors 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.