Close to Home Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Close to Home/Fajitas & Ritas Fundraiser | May 18 to 24

Close to Home ( is teaming up with Fajitas & ‘Ritas in support of an opportunity of educational exchange work to prevent domestic & sexual violence both locally & abroad! Bring the attached flyer to Fajitas & ‘Ritas and the restaurant will donate 20% of your bill directly to Close to Home! This fundraiser will go on from May 18 to May 24 at Fajitas and Ritas (25 West Street in Boston). For more info, call 617-426-1222 or visit  Thank you for playing a key role in the movement to end violence!

Defend, Don't Offend! | August 8 + 15

Close to Home is hosting a march to prevent domestic violence. This march will specifically deal with "street hollering." Street hollering are unwelcomed words and actions by strangers in public places that invade a person's physical and emotional space in a disrespectful, creepy or insulting manor. It is considered a form of sexual harassment. You can help by joining in this march on August 15, at Rite Aid (Corner of Savin Hill Street & Dot Ave) starting at 6pm. For more info, call 617-929-5151 or email >> Read More

Community Health Forum at Dorchester House, Jun. 21

Dorchester House Multi-Service CenterIt's time to talk about Dorchester. Come to the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Avenue) on Tuesday, June 21 for a discussion of the health issues affecting the neighborhood, with a special focus on obesity, hepatitis and diabetes. The forum, free of charge, will take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. A light dinner will be provided. Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Eaton Apothecary and CVS Pharmacy, in partnership with Close to Home, Hospice of Boston and Greater Brockton, Mujeres Unidas en Acción, Viet-AID and the Vietnamese-American Women's League of Massachusetts and vicinities in buildling a safe and healthy Dorchester!

For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at (617)740-2419 or by emailing

Vagina Monologues Benefits Close to Home, May 20

The Massachusetts American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists & VDay Campaign are sponsoring a performance of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler which will benefit Close to Home. Come to the Oberon Theatre on Friday, May 21 to see moving performances by the Brigham Women's & MGH OBGYN Residents. Vagina Monologues is a series of character-driven pieces, each revealing a different woman's experience with controversial topics such as: sex, love, tenderness, cruelty, pain, and pleasure.  >> Read More

Paper Bag Art Benefits Close 2 Home, Apr. 11 to May 20

Dorchester artist Richard Inonog is partnering with non-profit Close to Home in his most recent installation, "Take the message Home," at The Boston Common Coffee Co. on Salem Street in the North End. Sale of the artwork will benefit the organization's mission to foster community-wide responsibility to prevent and reduce the impact of domestic violence in Dorchester.

The installation, which is currently on display and running through May 20, 2011, is a collection of 19 hand-painted paper bags featuring the faces of famous women including: Angela Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis and wild animals. "Take the Message Home," is part one of a two-part project which will initially extend through the summer of 2011.   >> Read More

Close to Home Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative


(617) 929-5151

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-5pm Saturdays: varies


Close to Home is a resident-driven domestic violence prevention and community organizing campaign based in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Close to Home aims to prevent domestic violence and get help for those affected by educating, supporting, and developing leadership from the existing network of friends, family and neighbors. Close to Home is also working to mobilize the neighborhood's civic life, through dialogue and problem solving, to address domestic violence as a priority community issue in Dorchester.


Close to Home
42 Charles St. Suite A
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Tieng Xanh Voice, Inc., SCI Dorchester, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. (Viet-AID), Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA), All Dorchester Sports League, Boston Police Dept. District C-11, Fields Corner Community Network

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

By contacting us and/or coming to our meetings and events.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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