Violence In Boston
Violence in Boston’s mission is to improve the quality of life and life outcomes of individuals from underserved communities by reducing the prevalence of violence and the impact of associated trauma while addressing social injustices through advocacy and direct services.
VIB was established with $1,000 in 2017. Since the work began in 2009, it has been privately, personally, and crowdfunding all activities, with no financial assistance from government agencies or officials. In order to scale up the work - necessary due to the increase in violence survivorship, it is evident that VIB must partner with governing bodies in order to redress the hidden burden resulting from violence exposure. Through this partnership, Monica will lead VIB in becoming a one-stop-shop for comprehensive victim services. The plan is to provide any resident, who experiences any form of violence, the ability to walk in and obtain all required assistance from VIB staff.
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"Poverty is punishment for a crime you didn't commit."
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Monica is a current member of the Citywide parent council and Former Chair of the Young Adult Committee for the NAACP and current member. Monica currently is the Founder of the Violence In Boston movement highlighting disparities around violence in communities of color.
Rev. Liz Walker
City of Boston Mayor
Martin J. Walsh
Mass General Gun Violence Prevention Unit (Health Equity)
Fair Housing and Equity (City of Boston)
Children’s Hospital, Amanda Stewart (Health Equity)
MassHousing Director of Public Safety,
ABCD Sexual Health- Irvienne Goldson (Health Equity)
Rev. Willie Bodrick
Adrian & Alexis Major
Caritas Communities (Housing)