Mother's Day is a time to honor mothers and the special women in our lives. While mothers certainly enjoy flowers and chocolates, as caregivers and nurturers, they also love making a difference in the lives of others.
This year, honor a special woman in your life by making a donation to ATASK's Mother's Day Appeal. She will be thrilled that your gift will help mothers and children affected by domestic violence lead safer and more peaceful lives.
Every honoree will receive an e-card with a message informing them that a gift was made in their honor. If you donate $100 or more, you also have the option of having a greeting card mailed.
Save the Date! In recognition of Denim Day, YEP, along with Viet-AID and MassCOSH, will host a Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6-8pm at Viet-AID, Great Hall, 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. March and rally starts at 6pm near Savin Hill Station.
Also visit the YEP Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Find out more about YEP, Denim Day and Take Back the Night here.
Thank you for your participation in the 2nd Annual ATASK Community 5k! The event drew over 130 participants and 10 participating non-profit organizations. We are thrilled to be able to bring together these organizations that represent our diverse and vibrant community.
We thank the following organizations for supporting the ATASK Community 5k. Without their generous contributions, the 5k would have not been possible:
The Board of Directors have appointed Cristina Ayala and Dawn Sauma as ATASK's Co-Executive Directors, effective March 1, 2016. They have been serving as Interim Co-Executive Directors since March 2015.
After an assessment of organizational needs and priorities over the interim period, the Board and management staff determined that a shared leadership model with Cristina and Dawn at the helm would help expand ATASK's capacity to advance the organization's mission.
"Cristina and Dawn stepped up to their leadership call during this transition," shared Audrey Paek, ATASK's Board Chair. "Together they make a compelling team with their diverse backgrounds, industry knowledge, understanding of domestic violence programs, complementary work styles, and a strong passion for social justice work. We're grateful to have their combined talents to lead ATASK through its next stage of development."
"We're very honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization that has been such a meaningful part of our lives," shared Cristina and Dawn. "We're committed to increasing ATASK's impact in the community, strengthening our relationships with our supporters and community partners, and expanding access to our multi-lingual services for those with limited English proficiency."
Recently, shelter clients met with local musician Julia Mark to create their very own song. They wanted the world to know that life was getting better, and that they had hope for the future. They wanted the song to be uplifting and joyful. The result was a song entitled "All We Need" with a powerful message about love and hope. Click here to watch the video.
"All We Need" Lyrics
They're some things I've been dreaming of
I don't need a lot of stuff
And I've got a lot of life to live
I just need a lot of love
I've got a lot of love to give
So I'm gonna keep on looking up
Gonna put my worries on an outbound train
I've got this hope that I cannot contain
Your love is my umbrella when it starts to rain
When the storm has passed, only simple things remain
That's all I need today
All we need
Oh it's all we need
I've been dreaming of a place of my own
All those bad, bad days go on and leave me alone
And when the darkness starts to creep
And there's no respite in my sleep
I'm gonna keep on searching for the sun
Music + Lyrics by Julia Mark