Just last week, I went to a New Beginnings staff meeting to talk about the Move to End Violence vision and pivots. New Beginnings is where I started my “domestic violence career” – I was hired in 1982 to be a graveyard counselor in the shelter. The organization is now large and successful, and mostly unrecognizable to those of us who remember its humble, rundown origin. Whenever I go to visit, I always tell whoever is there that, for me, it’s like going home.
Move to End Violence, a program of the NoVo Foundation, is a ten year initiative to strengthen our collective capacity to end violence against girls and women in the U.S. On the Move creates the space for MEV to engage allies in an ongoing effort to learn from the past, envision the future, and share strategies for how we will get there together.