Impact

Report

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

A Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne C. Dubus, Chief Executive Officer

Our 40th year as an organization brought challenges, rebuilding, new milestones and tremendous work from our dedicated staff and volunteers. This past year was pivotal in many ways, not only as an anniversary but as the first year of our new strategic plan, and a time when we brought to fruition initiatives that have long been in the making.

As we set out to implement our five-year strategic plan, Elevating Equity and Community, we wanted to start our work from the inside. Since last December, our entire staff has worked with A Call to Men in trainings on diversity, equity and inclusion. Our Committee on Equity and Change focused deeply on issues of culture, training, policies, and power dynamics. And as we hire and rebuild teams where we have a shortage in staff, we are working to increase our diversity.

We are cultivating meaningful partnerships with local organizations, particularly those whose primary missions are to serve BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. Through a comprehensive approach, we are more deeply engaging with our communities: spending more time listening to community members, survivors, youth, and partners, focusing on building and nurturing relationships, and learning how to improve our services and better support others.

I also want to recognize a major milestone for our organization – the launch of the Geiger Institute. Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is, at its heart, an agency serving survivors in our local communities and implementing prevention programs in area schools. The Geiger Institute will operate as a division of the Center, and this launch will enable us to continue and grow our domestic violence homicide prevention work nationally. We are actively expanding the Geiger Institute team, building our partnerships, raising critical funding, and evolving our work to increase pathways to safety for those who are most marginalized.

As any domestic violence advocate will tell you right now, there is much work to be done. The wake of the pandemic continues to increase the complexity and severity of abusive relationships. At a time when the responsibility to meet the needs of survivors in today’s world could feel immense, I instead choose to feel lightened by the continued generosity and dedication of our community – the donors and supporters who keep our life-saving programs running, the tireless work of our staff and volunteers, who are beacons of light to those who need them, and the wisdom and guidance of our partners and board members. Thank you, thank you, for these last 40 years. I hope this report captures my gratitude and the immensity of your impact.

On behalf of all of us at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center,

Suzanne Dubus
Chief Executive Officer

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is committed to social and racial justice and to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable society. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where people from all backgrounds and lived experiences thrive and feel they belong.

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Amazing Things

YOU Made Possible

1. Language Accessibility

This year, language access improved across the organization. We met the needs of survivors and group participants who used interpreter services in advocacy, support groups, housing assistance and therapy. We also improved how we meet the needs of Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program participants, providing translation for more languages than ever before. On the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and Geiger Institute websites, we installed ReciteMe accessibility toolbars, where visitors can translate website text into over 100 languages, including 35 text-to-speech voices.

2. Increase in Survivors Served

We had a 35% increase in the number of adult survivors we served over last year, totaling 1,026. Meeting this increase in demand was only possible with the generosity of our communities, including the volunteers who answered hotline calls and provided support in court and in our offices, and the sponsors and donors that funded the need for more services and provided financial assistance, including grocery and gas gift cards, rental support, and rideshares to survivors and their families.

3. A Call to Men Partnership

We were humbled and grateful to participate in a staff-wide Training Institute for Gender & Racial Justice from A Call to Men in December. After building a foundation, in the months following we engaged in deeper internal work in small, facilitated groups to continue moving forward our commitment to diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion.

4. Launch of Geiger Institute

In June we launched Geiger Institute, a division of the Center that enables us to continue and grow our domestic violence homicide prevention work nationally. This is an exciting milestone at our organization, and we could not have reached this point without the support of our partners and community members. This year, the Geiger Institute team provided training and technical assistance to over 25 communities across the U.S., as well as implemented the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE) in 5 communities, including Texas and Ohio.

5. New Office Spaces in Lawrence

A generous grant from Bright Horizons Foundation supported a new, warm and welcoming office space for our Children’s Safety Program in Lawrence. We also found a bigger, more versatile space for our Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) that features better meeting rooms for groups.

6. Meeting Increased Need in IPAEP

Following the trends we saw across the organization last year, we had an increase in the number of referrals and intakes for the Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) for people who use violence in their relationships, as well as the voluntary Strong Fathers program. This year there were 234 intakes and a total of 464 enrolled IPAEP participants.

7. Amesbury Teacher Training

As schools brought back in-person programming in the wake of the pandemic, we were excited to return our Youth Empowerment Services (YES) to in-person as well. Notably this year, we were given the opportunity to facilitate a Mentors in Violence Prevention workshop for 150 teachers from Amesbury middle and high schools. The workshop was developed using student participants' feedback and direct quotes and highlighted important and ongoing community-wide discussions about prevention and response strategies to teen dating violence.

8. White Ribbon Campaign Recognition

Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, celebrated 15 years of the White Ribbon Day campaign and honored affiliates for their work ending gender-based violence. Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and our CEO Suzanne Dubus were recognized for engaging and mobilizing men and boys in our communities to end violence against women and girls and promote healthy masculinity and relationships.

9. 10k students over 10 years

We are thrilled to say that we reached a milestone in Youth Empowerment Services this year – we have brought violence prevention programming to 10,000 students over the last 10 years! This would not have been possible without the community's generous support of our annual White Ribbon event which funds youth programs like Healthy Relationships, Bystander Education and Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area.

10. Dedicated Volunteers

Volunteers provided nearly 10,000 hours to the Center over the last year, including hotline support, court advocacy, training and co-leading Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area programs. Court advocate volunteers helped 158 survivors obtain or renew Orders of Protection. We are incredibly grateful for the dedicated volunteers that make it possible to do our work, including offering a confidential hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We want the lessons we are learning locally to go out to the nation, and conversely we hope the lessons we learn in our work throughout the nation will come back to our local community.

Suzanne Dubus, CEO of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, in an interview with the Record-Citizen on the launch of Geiger Institute

Programs and Services

SURVIVOR SERVICES – We provide comprehensive services to meet the complex needs of adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Our proven evidence-based approach supports survivors healing from the trauma of domestic abuse through advocacy, counseling and legal services. We have a multi-disciplinary team of advocates, mental health counselors, and lawyers that provide an integrated web of support as the needs of survivors shift from crisis intervention to long-term healing and independence.

Advocacy and Support

Client-centered interventions help survivors better understand what they have experienced and provide them with the tools to move forward.

Counseling

A wide range of evidence-based and proven therapies are available for adult and child survivors as they heal from trauma.

Legal Services

Our on-staff attorney and volunteer advocates provide support in the courts and assist in a wide variety of legal matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, housing and immigration.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES (YES) – Our Youth Empowerment Services use research-based and nationally recognized approaches to educate girls, boys and students who are non-binary. YES violence prevention programs teach elementary, middle and high school students how to lead conversations about healthy relationships, recognize signs of an abusive relationship, and become empowered to make positive and healthy decisions.

Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area

Serving girls ages 6 – 18, Girls Inc. programs inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, and provide girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges that girls face.

Bystander Education

This two-part peer leadership training program demonstrates to students how standing up to peers engaging in abusive behaviors can impact social change.

Healthy Relationships and Gender-Based Violence Prevention

These workshops teach young people how to identify abuse in a current or past relationship, and how to avoid entering abusive relationships with potential dating partners.

ABUSE EDUCATION – The Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program is a 40-week program certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for people who use violence in an intimate relationship. The program’s goal is to promote the safety of domestic violence survivors while holding individuals who use violence in their relationships accountable for their actions and helping them change their behavior.

Strong Fathers – We offer a Strong Fathers program that engages participants to enhance skills and increase knowledge about issues unique to fathers. The groups raise awareness of the important role that fathers play in the well-being of their families, teach parenting skills, and increase the understanding of the impact of domestic violence on children.

GEIGER INSTITUTESince 2005, we have been growing our domestic violence homicide prevention work at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. We began this work as advocates, developing the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model and then the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE), seeing firsthand how these solutions can be implemented right here in our backyard.

As we grew, so did the implementation of these tools, and we were able to provide support to more communities to make their own impact in homicide reduction. To date, we have provided training and technical assistance to over 250 jurisdictions across the country working to prevent domestic violence homicides. Now, new solutions and more resources are needed, and we are pleased to introduce the Geiger Institute. Visit the new website here.

Domestic Violence High Risk Team

The Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model is a nationally recognized domestic violence homicide prevention framework, identified by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women as a “leading promising practice in the field.”  With a goal of preventing intimate partner homicides and near-lethal assaults, we have successfully replicated the Model in a variety of jurisdictions across the country.

Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement

The Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE) is an 11 question evidence-based risk assessment instrument that identifies victims at the highest risk of intimate partner homicide and near-lethal assault. The DA-LE was designed to be easily administered by responding law enforcement officers and to supplement the police report.

Training and Technical Assistance

The Geiger Institute offers a broad range of training and technical assistance opportunities to support a community’s domestic violence homicide prevention efforts. This includes implementation of DVHRT and DA-LE Models, assessment and support for existing programs and assistance with launching new strategies and solutions.

I thank you for the timely and very valuable help you have given me to regain control of my life. It has been two years of daily struggles, but with your help, advice and care, I have been able to overcome difficulties, dangers, fears, uncertainties. There are still small situations to resolve and finalize, but I can see the horizon wider every day.

A client of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Individual Giving

  • Anonymous
  • Kimberly Abare
  • Jamie and James Abelson
  • Paul Abruzzi and Elizabeth Desmarais
  • Kirsten Adams
  • Deborah Aldrich
  • Margaret Alfoni
  • Melody Arsenault
  • Terrence and Megan Ashe
  • Victor and Margaret Atkins
  • Benjamin and Jordan Babcock
  • Mark and Jessica Bailey
  • R Jeffrey Bailly
  • Jane Baird and Richard Sharp
  • Susan Baldwin
  • Annette Barry
  • Patricia Bartfay and Andrew Bartfay-Szabo
  • Samantha Bartlett
  • James Beauregard
  • Alexander and Christina Bellinger
  • Sarah Benjamin
  • Ellen Benson
  • Ashleigh Berg
  • Kimberly Black
  • Scott and Caroline Blackman
  • Catherine Blake
  • Stephen and Genise Bonacorsi
  • Anne Bowdoin
  • Vicki Boyd
  • Alissa Bozzuto
  • James Bredberg
  • Julie Broad
  • Patricia Buckley
  • John Burke
  • Peter Caesar and Margaret Kaczala
  • Patty and Bob Callan
  • Julie Callum
  • Edward and Susanne Cameron
  • Alexandra Carpenter
  • Rosemary Cashman
  • Joyce Cejka
  • Jim and Ann Chapman
  • Kim Chilingirian-Glenn
  • Denise Chritz-DiMento
  • Karen Clagett
  • Mary Anne Clancy
  • Brendan Coffey
  • Susan Coffman
  • Colleen and Colin Temple
  • Carmen Colon
  • Rebecca Conary
  • Connie Condon
  • Michael Connors
  • The Constance Family
  • Jean Costello
  • Michael and Kerrin Costello
  • Ronald and Suzanne Cote
  • Donald Coutu
  • Janice Cowan
  • Kirsten Crossley
  • Linda Croteau
  • Garrett and Wanda Crowe
  • Dee Crowley
  • Leslie Curren
  • Deborah Curtis
  • Thomas Danisiewicz
  • Ann Davies
  • Lisa H. Davis
  • Paula Davis
  • Elaine de Mers
  • Kevin and Joan Delahanty
  • Faith Delaney
  • Sharon DeMartini
  • Jim DeWolf and Cheryl Dolan
  • Susan Diamantopoulos
  • John Dodge and Ann Dooley
  • Michael Dow
  • Julie Dowd
  • Jennifer Downey Wolcott
  • Michael and Patricia Driscoll
  • Patricia Dubus
  • Andre Dubus III and Fontaine Dubus
  • Nancy Durkee
  • Kenneth and Dorothy Duval
  • John and Suzanne Duval
  • Claire Dwyre
  • Richard and Kathy Eaton
  • Marlys Edwards
  • Suzanne Egan
  • Andrea and Jared Eigerman
  • Alia Elias
  • Sean Estella
  • Lindsay Euller Linsley
  • Lynnette and W. Gerard Fallon
  • Amy Fanning
  • Jodi Feil
  • Tara Feraco and Scott Krause
  • Virginia Fernandes
  • Melinda Fields and Tim Healey
  • Lauren Flate
  • Alexandra Foley
  • Molly Foley
  • Peg Foley
  • Nancy Forristall
  • Laurence Franchitto
  • Mark Franchitto
  • Marcy Freedman
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Virginia Fruh
  • Mark Gagne
  • Barbara Galizia
  • Mary Gambon
  • The Games Family
  • Terri Gardella
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  • Sandy Gerraughty
  • Thomas and Christie Getz
  • Richard and Mary Giannino
  • Edward Giblin
  • Susan and Joseph Gimilaro
  • Katrina Gorka
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  • Cindy and Rod Goult
  • Kathy Graham
  • Alex Gramling
  • Dee Anne Grebinar
  • Tim Greiner
  • Kirsten Griebel
  • Andrew and Barbara Griffith
  • John Grillo and Bonnie Patch
  • Andrew Guarino
  • Christopher Guarino
  • Sarah Guckenburg
  • Charles and Ann Haaser
  • Lindsey Haight
  • Joyce and Kenneth Halkin
  • Allison Hallissey
  • Joan Hancock
  • Amanda Hancock-Dionne and Richard Dionne
  • Richard Harris
  • Karen Hartmann
  • Doreen Hatch
  • June Hatfield
  • John Hauschildt
  • Emily Hawkins
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  • Paula and Patrick Higgins
  • Joseph Hinckley
  • David Hinds
  • Kristine Hodge
  • Gary Hollingshead
  • Joel Hooker
  • Kate Hubbard
  • Kara Ingalls
  • Joan Ingraham
  • Joan Johnson
  • Louise Johnson
  • Caroline Jolliffe
  • Nancy Jones
  • Robert H. Jones
  • Tanya Jones
  • Faith Katkin
  • Amanda Keaveney
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  • Victoria Kendrew
  • Jessica Kenny
  • Elizabeth Kilcoyne
  • Philip Kimball III
  • Nancy King
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  • William Lasala
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  • Sean Leonard
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  • Joan Liporto
  • Alan Lively
  • Edward Christopher Lord
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  • Allison MacIsaac
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  • Matt Marcello
  • Elizabeth Marcus
  • Adam Margolis and Susanna Matter
  • Evelyn Martinez
  • Lynn Matt
  • John and Christina Matthews
  • Patrick and Elizabeth McAndrews
  • Jason and Margaret McCarthy
  • Kathy McCarthy
  • Julie McConchie
  • Julianne McDevitt
  • John McGowan
  • Susan McKittrick and Joseph Carper
  • Joanne McQuade
  • Lisa Mead and Christine Doherty
  • Caroline Meagher
  • Anne Meeron
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  • Melina Melvin
  • Barbara Merrill
  • Nicholas and Vivienne Metcalf
  • Ken Miles
  • Eleanor Miller
  • Kristen Miller
  • Donald Millotte and Elaine Cohen
  • Steven and Paula Mollov
  • Chelsea Morey
  • Earl and Kathleen Morrill
  • Judy Mouradian and Ted Ruetenik
  • Madalene Murphy
  • Pamela Myers-Kinney
  • Olivia Nambi
  • Rachel Navarra
  • Mary Anne and Ralph Nay
  • John and Susan Neale
  • Sharon Nichols
  • Joyce Nicoll
  • Kathryn Nielsen
  • Allie O’Brien
  • Sean OBrien
  • Laura O’Keefe
  • Tracey Osecki
  • Amy Ostrander
  • Hazel Otway
  • Peter Paicos
  • Jeanne Parker
  • Andrea and Edward Passarella
  • Pam Patten
  • Linda Peet
  • Amanda Penick
  • Michele and Chris Penta
  • Aina Pfeifer
  • Linh Phan
  • Kaitlyn Piltch
  • Dorothy Pineiro
  • Jessica and Jeff Plante
  • Karen Pollastrino
  • Constance Preston-Godbout and Thomas Godbout
  • Janelle Quinn
  • Christina Rawson
  • Jessica Reardon
  • Christine Reif and Thomas Kinnare
  • Susan Ricker and William Zarakas
  • Jean Riley
  • Cheryl Rini
  • Amber Roback
  • Barbara Roche
  • Laura Roche
  • Dianne Romanos
  • Joanne Rowley
  • Elizabeth Russo
  • Amy Saphier
  • Esther Sayer
  • Linda Schaeffer and Rob Phillips
  • Marina Schell
  • Robert Schoen
  • Candace Schuller
  • Melissa Schwab
  • Stanley and Karen Schwartz
  • Anne K Shannon
  • Jay Shapiro
  • John Knowles and Kelly Shea-Knowles
  • Pete Silva
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Herbert and Sandra Leigh Snow
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  • Jennifer Soule
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  • Forrest and Anne Speck
  • Fordyce St. John III and Margaret St. John
  • Pollyann and John Statom
  • Julia Steer
  • Susan Stone
  • Karen and David Sullivan
  • Maria Sullivan
  • Carol Swift
  • Shannon Szypko
  • Kristin Tallman and Daryl Colden
  • Nina and David Tanis
  • Chris Taylor
  • Joan and Irwin Tepper
  • Daron Thayer
  • Renee Theodorou
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  • Ande Torgerson McCally
  • Lisa Trell
  • Bill Trudeau
  • Sandra Tubbs
  • Margaret Valente
  • Marie Van Luling
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  • Amy Vander Els
  • Lynn Varney
  • Mary Venuti
  • Cindy Vincent
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  • Margaret M. Vitale
  • Anne Walsh
  • Chris Watts
  • Karen Wiener and Richard Northey
  • Jennifer Wilson
  • Neil Wilson and Ronda Kahan Wilson
  • Ann Marie Wilson-Crockett
  • Shamim Wright
  • Julie Zaleski
  • Peter and Debra Zoltai
  • Anonymous
  • David Alonzi and Mary Lou Mackin
  • Bonnie Anderson
  • Richard Anderson
  • Carolyn Bailey
  • Paul Bloom
  • Peter and Nancy Brown
  • Analise Campanile
  • Rebecca and Michael Collins
  • Kelly Cragg
  • Deborah and David Davies
  • Careyanne Davis
  • Geoffrey and Lori Day
  • Allen Dean
  • Brian and Darryl Dillon
  • Barbara Dowd and Michael Prendergast
  • Gary and Claire Dunbar
  • Kelly Dunne
  • Diane Faissler
  • Richard and Mary Faraci
  • Lois Ferguson
  • Michael Flammia
  • Julie Forney-Menin
  • Mark and Jennifer Germain
  • Catherine Gibbons
  • Jennifer Glendon
  • Aileen Graf
  • Richard Guest and Christine Butler
  • Kathleen Held and David Yavorsky
  • Steve Held
  • Margaret Henry
  • Raymond and Nancy Hill
  • Keith and Elena Hogan
  • Danielle and Christopher Holmes
  • Aimee Hromadka
  • Joyce Hulm
  • William Jerome III and Nancy Jerome
  • David and Liza Kelleher
  • Kathy LeMay
  • Charity Lombardi-Simard
  • Jan and David Loring
  • Sheila and Neil MacIsaac
  • Melinda Maines
  • Sal Maniscalco
  • Lorraine Mastropieri
  • Stephen Mayo
  • Michael McGee
  • Renee Mercier
  • Braden Monaco
  • Mary-Liz Murray
  • Theresa Oakes
  • Donna O’Neill and Anne Mulvey
  • Sara Petersen
  • Spencer and Elizabeth Purinton
  • Margaret Riha
  • Holly Robinson Cookson
  • Steven and Julie Ryan
  • Jessica Schlather and Stephen Greason
  • Barbara Schnorf
  • Lindsey Shaktman
  • Nazir and Patricia Shamsuddin
  • Heather Shand
  • Madison Stanton
  • Patricia Temple
  • Andrea Varano
  • Lisa Walsh
  • Katherine Weinstock
  • Hathaway Whalen
  • Nicole Whelan
  • Alexis Wile
  • Mary Williamson
  • Mark and Lela Wright
  • William and Kimberly Wright
  • Jennifer Yameen
  • Arthur Yarranton
  • Lisa Yeastedt
  • Anonymous
  • Danielle Baptiste
  • Arlene and Jeremy Barnard
  • Paul Bevilacqua
  • Andrew and Olivia Boger
  • Amy Bresky
  • Rebecca Brodish
  • Amanda Brooks
  • Alan and Becky Caudill
  • Alissa and Kenneth Christie
  • Lindsey Corrigan
  • Christine Craig and Nancy Harrington
  • Nancy and Paul Crochiere
  • Ellen Doremus Family
  • Robin and Glenna Etheridge
  • Brehon Garcia Dale
  • Brenda Geerlings
  • Mark and Cynthia Gleckman
  • Hilary Gram
  • John and Nancy Grohol
  • James and Barbara Harrington
  • Steven and Sara Harrold
  • Peter and Patty Hoyt
  • Jay Iannini
  • Prathima Iddamsetty
  • Mary Kamradt
  • Anne Katsas
  • Katie Kozin
  • Patricia Langley
  • David E. Levine
  • Peter and Meghan Liddy
  • Victoria Mateo Lincoln and William Lincoln
  • Dianne Luby
  • Rosalin Acosta and Edward Lynch
  • Derek and Kelly Majewski
  • Sandra and Arthur Manley
  • James McCarthy
  • Linda and Steve McDavitt
  • John and Florence Mercer
  • Joan and Jonathan Miller
  • Frank Moore
  • Paula Noyes
  • Khaki Paquette
  • John Petersen and Deborrah Gallegos-Petersen
  • Paula I. Pressler
  • Jefferson Prince
  • Renita Reddy
  • Heather Rogers
  • Charles Russo
  • Jessica Schoonmaker and Brian Thompson
  • Emily Anne Shamsuddin
  • Reshma Shetty
  • Robert Simonds
  • Juli Smith
  • Katherine Snowden
  • Dot Valhouli
  • Keith and Stephanie Walsh
  • Alexander and Anne White
  • Anonymous
  • Janice and Stephen Anderson
  • Keith Anderson
  • Tina Benik
  • Steven and Jean Berger
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  • Paul and Ann Bertrand
  • Sean Brooks
  • Peggi Brown
  • Debra Caminiti
  • Judith Chaffee and Peter Wishnok
  • Amanda Chalmers
  • Christopher Lindner and Julia Collins-Lindner
  • Kevin Connolly
  • Stephanie and Bruce Conover
  • Christopher and Marianne Cooper
  • Peter Crossley and Janet Andrews
  • Adelaide Davies
  • Robert and Carol Demer
  • Elaine and James Dooley
  • Francie Dorman
  • Suzanne Dubus
  • Kathy Egmont
  • Ginny and Thomas Eramo
  • Anne Ferguson and Peter Drench
  • Frank and Jeanne Gordon
  • Sarah G. Green
  • Elena and Marshall Jespersen
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Brian Judd and Susan Woodmansee
  • Judith Kamber
  • Afroz Khan
  • James McKenna
  • Kelly and Peter McNamee
  • Suzanne and Sandro Mina
  • Peter Morse
  • Sarah Rice
  • Carolyn and Gary Rubin
  • Jennifer Rocco Runnion
  • Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jennifer T. Silver
  • Dawne and William Studzinski
  • Robert Tommasino and Patricia Dorfman
  • Jane Tuohy
  • The Wile Family
  • The Williams Miller Family
  • R. Gregory Williams
  • Edward and Barbara Wilson
  • Nancy Yeomans
  • Anonymous
  • Edwin and Terry Bailey
  • Maile Bushnell
  • John M. Cole
  • Ben and Connie Etheridge
  • Cynthia and David Gompers
  • Adam Healey
  • Peter F. Kiely
  • Cheryl Richardson and Michael Gerrish
  • Kimberly and Edward Rock
  • Philip and Tamara Schwartz
  • Lesa Scott
  • Beth and Robert Stricof
  • Anonymous
  • Russell and Paula Antonevich
  • Doris and Richard Bazirgan
  • Angela Brazeau
  • James Supple Jr. and Mary McDonald
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • John and Jayne Weston
  • Andrew Willemsen and Karen Kuhlthau
  • Anonymous
  • Karen Jones
  • Vania O’Connor
  • Michael and Michelle Walsh
  • Anonymous
  • Barbara Rose O’Connor
  • Paul Gannon
  • Julian R. Geiger

I am so thankful for all of your help and support. I honestly do not know where I would be right now, if it was not for you and your agency being a light for me during the darkness. I will forever be grateful.

A client of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Foundation Donors

  • Anonymous

  • Charities Aid Foundation of America
  • Mersen USA Sunshine Fund
  • PayPal Giving Fund
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
  • Amesbury Health Care Charitable Trust
  • Essex County Bar Foundation
  • Sherry and William Rogers Family Fund
  • Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.
  • Nancy E. Barton Foundation
  • Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation
  • Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
  • The Beveridge Family Foundation
  • Girls Incorporated
  • New England Patriots Foundation
  • Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • TJX Foundation
  • Charles F. and Marianne Small Charitable Foundation
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Friendship Foundation
  • George F. Bishop Foundation
  • John W. Alden Trust
  • Mary Alice Arakelian Foundation
  • Mary P. Barton Charitable Foundation
  • Rogers Family Foundation
  • Saab Family Foundation
  • The Women’s Fund of Essex County
  • 243 Foundation
  • Edward S. and Winifred G. Moseley Foundation
  • NAID Foundation
  • Cummings Foundation, Inc.
  • Frances Pew Hayes Charitable Foundation
  • HRH Foundation
  • Institution For Savings Charitable Foundation
  • Marigold Charitable Trust
  • Osterman Family Foundation
  • Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
  • Treco Foundation

Corporations and Community Organizations

  • Applied Materials Foundation & Employees
  • Atlantic Delivery Center, Esri
  • Circle Finishing, Inc.
  • Cole Landscaping, Inc
  • Facebook
  • The Firehouse Center for the Arts
  • Fuel Training Studio
  • Graf Rink Hockey Leaque
  • Haemonetics Corporation                                                       
  • Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation
  • North Shore Pole Fitness
  • The Winner’s Circle
  • Ambrosi Donahue Congdon & Co., CPA
  • Amesbury Chamber of Commerce
  • BC Essentials
  • Belleville Congregational Church
  • Birch Tree Promotions
  • Buttermilk Baking Company
  • Carr Island Animal Hospital
  • David Electrical Contracting, LLC
  • Farm + Sea
  • Fitness Together
  • Green Jean’s, LLC
  • Interlocks Salon & Day Spa
  • Keery Design
  • “The Last Optimist”, Markus E. Belanger
  • Morrill Electric
  • Motivate Barre, Inc.
  • Newburyport Lions Club
  • Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante
  • RE/MAX on the River
  • Salt & Grove
  • St. Jean’s Credit Union Charitable Foundation
  • Starensier
  • Taunton Oral Health Center
  • Total Asset Solutions
  • Valera Lab
  • 28 Carrots
  • BLB Custom Building
  • Cataldo Ambulance Service Inc
  • Central Congregational Church
  • Circle Furniture
  • David Davies Design Studio
  • The Deck
  • GC Fodera Contracting LLC
  • Global Care Medical Group
  • Hero Coatings, Inc.
  • Jennessa Durrani | A Daily Practice
  • Kane Insurance
  • Liberty Law & Title LLC
  • Lombardi Energy Services
  • Luxa Jewelry
  • The Maids
  • Mavinhouse, LLC
  • Olive’s Coffee and Bakehouse
  • Riverfront Marine Sports, Inc.
  • TCS Communications Corp.
  • VeraniCares
  • 100 Women Who Care Boston North
  • Accurety, LLC
  • Amesbury Industrial Supply
  • Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Cote Plumbing and Heating Inc.
  • Dell Computers
  • Design Technique Inc
  • Dietz & Lynch Capital
  • The Dojo, A Tokyo Joe’s Studio
  • First Religious Society Unitarian Church
  • Fruh Realty
  • G. Mello Disposal Corp.
  • Garrison Inn
  • Gorman Homes
  • Gould Insurance Agency
  • Horan Development
  • M.K. Benatti Jewelers, Incorporated
  • Paul C. Rogers & Sons
  • Peg Center for Art and Activism
  • RSN Realty, LLC
  • Stonewall Kitchen
  • Windward Shaw Construction, LLC
  • Anna Jaques Hospital
  • Bentley’s Real Estate
  • Camden National Bank
  • Enterprise Bank
  • iMarc, LLC
  • L.D. Russo, Inc
  • Linden Financial Group
  • Matter Communications
  • New England Biolabs, Inc.
  • TeamLogic IT
  • Virtue Jewelers
  • American Legion Riders Bedford Chapter 221
  • Breakpoint Advisors LLC
  • New York Football Giants, Inc.
  • Newburyport Bank
  • Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Women
  • Rochester Electronics, LLC
  • Pathfinder Financial Group

  • Anonymous
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Autodesk Foundation
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • Costco Wholesale Club
  • IQVIA
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Liberty Mutual
  • The Pfizer Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Takeda
  • United Health Care
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • VMWare Inc

Mission Statement

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center’s mission is to empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence. Our organization is a nationally recognized leader in the effort to end domestic violence. For 40 years, we have provided advocacy and support services to those needing assistance throughout Essex County, helping approximately 1,200 – 1,400 adult and child survivors each year move from crisis to safety and long-term independence.

Communities We Serve

Communities Key: StarOffice Locations

  • Newburyport: Administrative Office
  • Amesbury: Survivor Survices, Youth Empowerment Services
  • Lawrence: Children’s Safety Program
  • Lawrence: Abuse Education

Communities Key: CircleChildren’s Safety Program

Communities Key: CircleSurvivor Services

Communities Key: TriangleYouth Empowerment Services

Primary Courts Served by Abuse Education:

  • Haverhill District Court
  • Lawrence District Court
  • Lawrence Superior Court
  • Lowell District Court
  • Middlesex Superior Court
  • Newburyport District Court
DVHRT States

Over 250 jurisdictions across 21 states have received training and technical assistance. Over 70 of those sites have implemented the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team (DVHRT) Model, including 26 teams throughout Massachusetts.

The same way we understand that hurt people hurt people, we want to create communities and we want to create a world where healed people heal people.”

Josué Argüelles of A Call to Men in his keynote address for this year’s White Ribbon event

Thank You

We’ve been helping survivors of domestic violence move toward safety, healing and independence for 40 years. Staffed by 48 full and part-time professionals, 67 active volunteers, and a 15-member board of directors that provides governance and oversight, the Center provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal services, housing assistance, counseling and support to survivors and their families, free of charge. In FY22, approximately 45% of our funding derived from state and federal contracts, with an additional 29% coming from generous individuals, corporations, and private foundations. We are grateful for your support.

Financials

  • Development $1,773,468
  • State/Federal Contracts $1,902,776
  • Program Services $358,542
  • Donated Goods & Services $226,962

Total Revenue: $4,261,748

  • Survivor Services $1,700,710
  • Youth Empowerment Services $206,639
  • Training and Technical Assistance $402,006
  • Intimate Partner Abuse Education $456,498
  • Management & General $776,323

Total Expenses: $3,542,176

*Unaudited FY22 Financials