July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

A Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne C. Dubus, Chief Executive Officer

In 2024, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will celebrate 30 years since its passage. VAWA has helped countless survivors of all ages and backgrounds, all races and religions, and all communities throughout the nation, as well as allocated essential funding to the programs that benefit survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The VAWA legislation has periodically been renewed and each time, members from both parties worked to expand access to survivor safety and support and to increase prevention efforts. On a local level, funding has allowed us to offer transitional housing, rental assistance, and advocacy for survivors. It has also been crucial in our homicide prevention work.

2024 will also mark the end of my thirtieth year at the Center. I remember so distinctly the surprise I felt when I learned that this little organization – at the time we were a staff of six with an annual budget that hovered around $200K – was helping 1,000 survivors a year. We were a skeletal crew offering essential services such as the 24-hour crisis hotline, safe homes, support groups, advocacy, and help with restraining orders. I also suffered with the illusion that if we were able to provide more comprehensive services, the numbers of survivors needing services would diminish over time and yes, we would close our doors when the time came. That was a lesson! We began to offer more services to better meet the needs of survivors: we worked with local police to meet with survivors following a critical incident; funded a safe home for women; hired a staff attorney that could better prepare survivors for court proceedings; created a program for child survivors; created and piloted the nation’s first DVHRT that focused on homicide prevention; worked with people who use violence; introduced art therapy; initiated school prevention programs, and a lot more. What happened? Did our numbers drop? No. Our numbers increased. People – whether adult, teen, or a child – need services that support every aspect of their humanity to heal and move forward.

I know that the work is far from over – in many ways for us at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, it is just beginning. Three years ago, rocked by the murder of George Floyd, we embraced the work of becoming an anti-racist organization. We wanted to make sure our staff and board comprised a variety of voices, perspectives, and lived experiences; vetted our policies and procedures to eliminate bias and white supremacy; changed our recruitment and hiring process; began the work of community engagement; and trained at every level in the organization. People have asked me why we are so focused on racial justice and the answer is simple: while domestic violence occurs in every culture regardless of socioeconomic, educational, and religious background, we must address the fact that violence disproportionately affects marginalized groups, especially those who experience multiple forms of oppression. We must bring a focus to the experiences of women of color, who experience domestic violence at high rates and continue to encounter barriers when trying to access services.

In the last 30 years, we have helped more than 25,000 survivors of domestic violence, providing life-changing services to those in need in the 16 communities that we serve. We were able to do that because of you. Without your support we would not be able to offer the robust services we do. Nor would we be able to do the important culture and systems-change work that is necessary to remove the barriers survivors face.

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

Suzane C. 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.


Amazing Things

YOU Made Possible

1. Increase in Survivors Served

We had a 7% increase in the number of adult and child survivors we served over last year, totaling 1,299. We also experienced a 12% increase in the number of services provided, which totaled 16,048. The needs of survivors have been more complex than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a rise in demand for housing advocacy. Meeting this increase in demand and complexity was only possible with the generosity of our communities, including volunteers who answer hotline calls and provide support in court and in our offices, and the sponsors and donors that fund the need for more services and provide financial assistance.

2. Dedicated Volunteers

89 volunteers provided 9,724 hours to the Center over the last year, which equates to nearly $200,000 worth of services. Volunteers assisted with hotline support, court advocacy, training and helping run Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area programs, as well as serving on our Board of Directors. Court advocate volunteers helped 161 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.

3. Centering Survivors

Aligned with our strategic plan, we conducted a comprehensive survey involving almost 100 survivors to gather essential insights regarding their perception of our services as trauma-informed and inclusive. This valuable feedback will play a pivotal role in shaping our programs and future decisions. This collaborative approach empowers us to not only refine our existing services but also to expand their scope and impact, ensuring that we continue to meet the diverse needs of those we serve.

4. Formation of a Community Engagement Department

To ensure our commitment to prioritize our involvement in community and to cultivate meaningful partnerships with local organizations, we made investments in staff hires and formed a community engagement department, including a new role of Director of Community Engagement.

5. Advancing Gender and Race Equity Initiatives

In our steadfast commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion, we continued several meaningful partnerships as well as fostered new relationships. Through our second year of collaboration with A Call to Men, we engaged in frequent training and coaching sessions, working to create a culture that promotes gender and racial equity. To deepen our understanding and dedication to these principles, both our staff and Board of Directors have actively participated in gender & racial justice groups organized by A Call to Men.

Our staff also participated in a program sponsored by the Essex County Community Foundation. This program created a cohort of nonprofits located in Essex County to enhance individual and organizational race equity practices, fostering pathways towards more diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable organizations.

Several staff members joined a learning collaborative with The Network La Red, a survivor-led social justice organization committed to ending partner abuse within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. Staff then led knowledge-sharing learning sessions, and made policy and services change recommendations across the organization.

6. Fostering Community Support through Event Partnerships

In line with our commitment to community engagement, we successfully organized our annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and extended an invitation to community partners to join us. Emphasizing inclusivity, we waived the registration fee, and our community partners not only participated but also played a crucial role in helping us surpass our fundraising goal. Their active support significantly heightened awareness surrounding the issue of domestic violence.

Additionally, we ventured into new territory by hosting our White Ribbon event in the evening, held at Andover Country Club. This gathering drew a crowd of over 280 people eager to learn about and support our Youth Empowerment Services. Notably, a remarkable one-third of the attendees were first-time supporters of our organization, highlighting the expanding reach and impact of our work.

7. Expanding the Impact of Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

YES drew participation from over 300 students, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to enhancing the reach and effectiveness of our services. We were thrilled to expand our Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area program into the Lawrence and Haverhill communities. Additionally, we conducted two Mentor in Violence Prevention institutes, empowering 29 students with the Bystander Approach, reached 114 students in our Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area program and served 181 students in our Healthy Relationships program.

We also collaborated with the Central Congregational Church of Newburyport and successfully implemented Our Whole Lives (OWL), delivering comprehensive sexuality education to 4th-6th graders of all genders.

8. Improving IPAEP Service Efficiency for Greater Impact

With a fully staffed team dedicated to the Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP), a 40-week program certified by the Mass. Department of Public Health for people who use violence in an intimate relationship, we have significantly enhanced our service delivery. Clients are now receiving intake appointments within just seven days of a referral, ensuring a more timely and responsive intervention. And, we have actively worked to strengthen our community connections, expanding our network to identify valuable support resources for our clients.

This year there were 240 intakes and a total of 442 enrolled IPAEP participants.

9. Geiger Institute: Expanded Reach and Team Growth

The Geiger Institute, our national initiative to end domestic violence homicide, is in its second year. We developed scaling strategies to reach more communities across the nation with our homicide prevention models. We built our team by hiring staff with diverse expertise and designed a plan for using technology to increase our national impact.

The Institute provided training and technical assistance to over 50 communities across the nation, expanding the reach of our homicide prevention models to over 80 communities across more than 25 states. We implemented our Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE) risk assessment in the San Antonio police department, and received a grant from the KeyBank Foundation to expand our Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model across Ohio.

In addition, the Institute presented at several regional and national conferences, published an article on the pandemic’s impact on domestic violence and increased our knowledge on working with tribal communities and developing innovative approaches to address the needs of marginalized communities who are the highest risk of lethal intimate partner violence.

10. Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamations

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we joined with the leaders of our communities to increase visibility and support for survivors. Mayor Reardon of Newburyport, Mayor Gove of Amesbury and Town Manager Harrington of Salisbury joined in co-signing a proclamation across their communities and pledging their support.

In Lawrence, we were honored to join YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts, Supportive Care and Delamano in a conversation with Mayor DePeña and Lawrence Police Department about the critical issues facing the community and taking part in an official proclamation.

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. With a multi-disciplinary team of advocates, mental health counselors, and lawyers, our survivor services 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.


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 (YES) use research-based and nationally recognized approaches to educate girls, boys, and students who are non-binary on how to lead conversations about healthy relationships, recognize signs of an abusive relationship, and become empowered to make positive and healthy decisions. YES violence prevention is available to elementary, middle and high school students.

Each of our YES programs listed below works towards fostering healthy, safe and equitable relationships for youth, helping them thrive through meaningful connections in safer communities.


Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area

Serving 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 they 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 – Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center’s Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) is a 40-week program certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for people who use violence in an intimate relationship. By promoting the safety of domestic violence survivors, this program holds individuals who use violence accountable for their actions and helps them to change their behavior.

Strong Fathers – The Strong Fathers program is for fathers working to end the cycle of violence within their families. The program educates fathers on the important role they play in the well-being of their families, teaches parenting skills, and illuminates the impact of domestic violence on children.


Since 2005, our domestic violence homicide prevention work at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center has grown tremendously. 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), and witnessed firsthand how these solutions can be implemented right here in our backyard.

As we grew, so did the implementation of these tools. We increased our reach, providing support to more communities that enabled them to reduce domestic violence homicides. To date, we have provided training and technical assistance to over 250 jurisdictions across the country. This work continues and grows as the Geiger Institute. We are actively expanding our team, building our partnerships, raising critical funding, and evolving our work to increase pathways to safety for those who are most marginalized.

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 “successful homicide reduction model.”  With the goal of preventing intimate partner homicides and near-lethal assaults, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center has 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 wanted you to know how grateful and thankful I am to have been introduced to all of you and your helping me on my journey. I couldn’t have done it without you. The education and support you provided me is something I will never forget.

Individual Giving

  • Anonymous
  • Kirsten Adams
  • Manas Adhikari
  • Eli Adler-Roth
  • Vytautas Adomkaitis
  • Sieglinde Aigner-Crooks
  • Deborah Aldrich
  • Gwyneth Allen
  • Jason Alosky
  • Beth and Dong Anderson-Song
  • Anthony and Josephine Antico
  • Elyse Arbour
  • Terrence and Megan Ashe
  • Andrew Ashe
  • Victor and Margaret Atkins
  • Thomas Auchincloss
  • Paulette Bailey
  • R Jeffrey Bailly
  • Annette Barry
  • Wesley and Erika Barry
  • Patricia Bartfay and Andrew Bartfay-Szabo
  • Robert and Leslie Barton
  • Richard C. Bazirgan
  • Melanie Bazirgan
  • Alexander and Christina Bellinger
  • Frank Bertolino
  • Stacey Best
  • Rebecca Bicalho
  • Stephen and Genise Bonacorsi
  • Jennifer and Scott Bortle
  • David Boudreau
  • Douglas Bowker
  • Jennifer Bradish
  • James Bredberg
  • Joseph Brito
  • Amanda Brooks
  • Sean Brooks
  • Dorian Brown
  • Jesse Brown
  • Sheila Brown
  • Patricia Buckley
  • Tye Burrell
  • Peter Caesar and Margaret Kaczala
  • Patty and Bob Callan
  • Edward and Susanne Cameron
  • Rosemary Cashman
  • Yvonne Chabrier
  • Marta Chadwick Balcom
  • Jim and Ann Chapman
  • Laura and Townley Chisholm
  • Margaret Cicalis
  • Adrienne Circelli-Silversmith
  • Jeanne Cirilano
  • Karen Clagett
  • Mary Anne Clancy
  • Krick Clark
  • Lorna Clay
  • Susan Coffman
  • Elaine Cohen and Donald Millotte
  • Peter Cohen
  • Tricia and Mark Coia
  • Wendy Colby
  • Rebecca and Michael Collins
  • Rebecca Conary
  • Amy Connors
  • The Constance Family
  • John Cornwell
  • Jean Costello
  • Michael and Kerrin Costello
  • Stephen and Natalie Cote
  • Val Cote
  • Amy Council
  • Jayne Cousins
  • Janice Cowan
  • Kelly Cragg
  • Sheila Cragg
  • Lauren Cramer and James Baptiste
  • Anne Crays
  • Garrett and Wanda Crowe
  • Barbara Cullen
  • Christopher and Tina Cummings
  • Leslie Curren
  • Elizabeth Cyr
  • Elaine Dalton
  • Thomas Danisiewicz
  • Nom Darling
  • Tayla David
  • Ann Davies
  • Abigail Davies
  • Careyanne Davis
  • Geoffrey and Lori Day
  • Kathy Defilice
  • Kevin and Joan Delahanty
  • Faith E. Delaney Attorney at Law
  • Sharon and James DeMartini
  • Elizabeth and Paul Desmarais
  • Kerry Diamantopoulos
  • Susan Diamantopoulos
  • Brian and Darryl Dillon
  • Liz DiNanno
  • John Dodge and Ann Dooley
  • Christine Doherty and Lisa Mead
  • Yvonne Domings
  • Michael Dow
  • Sabra Dow
  • Julie Dowd
  • Cheryl Draper
  • Patricia Dubus
  • Elizabeth Duff
  • Eileen Duff
  • Michaela Dunn
  • Kelly Dunne
  • Nancy Durkee
  • John and Suzanne Duval
  • Marilyn Dyer
  • Richard and Kathy Eaton
  • Maggie Edwards
  • Irene Egan
  • Andrea and Jared Eigerman
  • Jordan Eramo
  • Sean and Janet Estella
  • Jean Fahey
  • Lynnette and W. Gerard Fallon
  • Tara Feraco and Scott Krause
  • Charles J. Fitzwater
  • Peg Foley
  • Nancy Forristall
  • Jacky Foster
  • Mary A. Fratto
  • Marcy Freedman
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Nicole Frizzo
  • Sherrie Gadd
  • Linda Gallagher
  • John Petersen and Deborrah Gallegos-Petersen
  • Carol and Alan Gamble
  • Mary Gambon
  • The Games Family
  • Kelley Garry
  • Mark and Jennifer Germain
  • Julie Gerraughty
  • Erin Gerrity and Zachery Kamen
  • Richard and Mary Giannino
  • Susan and Joseph Gimilaro
  • Nancy Giorgio
  • Betti Gladue
  • Kim Good
  • Eric and Genevieve Gootkind
  • Robert Gordon
  • Cynthia Goss
  • Mary Margaret Graham
  • Robert Granese
  • John and Laura Grant
  • Dee Anne Grebinar
  • Suzanne Greelish
  • Lisa Greene
  • Anita Greenwood
  • Kirsten Griebel
  • Janie Haas
  • Charles and Ann Haaser
  • Minnie Halpern
  • Amanda Hancock-Dionne and Richard Dionne
  • Peter Hansen
  • Lori Haraske
  • Anne Hardy
  • Richard Harris
  • Monica Hashiguchi
  • Patricia Hassett
  • Cynthia Hatch
  • Doreen Hatch
  • Emily Hauschildt
  • Amy Hawkes
  • Steve Held
  • Margaret Henry
  • Mark Herendeen
  • Samantha Hicks
  • Barb Higgins
  • George and Janice Hilton
  • David Hinds
  • David Hochheiser
  • Clara Hodges
  • Gary Hollingshead
  • Joel Hooker
  • Jamie Hsu
  • Fred and Stephanie Hufnagel
  • Joan Ingraham
  • Patricia Jao
  • Samantha Johanson
  • Joan Johnson
  • Lauren Johnston
  • Louise Johnson
  • Derek Jones
  • Ken Jones
  • Mary and Randal Kamradt
  • Faith Katkin
  • David and Liza Kelleher
  • Jacqueline Kelleher
  • Maureen Kemmerer
  • Victoria Kendrew
  • Pamela and David Kipp
  • Cheryl Knight
  • Jacqueline Kung
  • Christine Labitt
  • Roberta and Ronald LaFontaine
  • James Lagoulis
  • William Lasala
  • Walter and Joanne Laut
  • Crystal Lawler
  • Margo Leanna
  • Kathy LeMay
  • Kristen-Anne Leone
  • Steve Lichty
  • Martha Liddy
  • Bryar Loftfield
  • Mark Longo and Sarah Tappan
  • Karen Lumb
  • Eleanor F Lyons
  • Nancy MacDougall
  • Tarah MacGregor
  • Sheila and Neil MacIsaac
  • Jeff Maclaren
  • Carolyn Madison
  • Jill Mandragouras
  • Stephen Manero
  • James Mannix
  • Matt Marcello
  • Elizabeth Marcus
  • Carolyn Marsden
  • Suzanne Martin
  • Jessica Martineau
  • Connie and Richard Martyn
  • Lynn Matt
  • John and Christina Matthews
  • Adeline Matton
  • Elena Mayer
  • Stephen Mayo
  • Patrick and Elizabeth McAndrews
  • Linda McCamic
  • Jason and Margaret McCarthy
  • Julie McConchie
  • Julianne McDevitt
  • Tara McGavin
  • Lynne McGreevy
  • Susan McKittrick and Joseph Carper
  • Nicole McLaughlin
  • Caroline Meagher
  • Mary Kate Mello
  • Renee Mercier
  • Carolyn Miller
  • Karin and Michael Millnamow
  • Mary Ann Millsap and Nancy Wilber
  • James Missert
  • John and Jean Moak
  • Steven and Paula Mollov
  • Betsy Montgomery
  • Peter Morse
  • John Moynihan
  • Therese Mulvey
  • Madalene Murphy
  • Pamela Myers-Kinney
  • Karine Nabbout
  • John and Susan Neale
  • Newburyport Licensing Commissioners
  • Jim Nolan
  • Craig Norberg-Bohm
  • Theresa Oakes
  • Alyssa O’Brien
  • Laura O’Keefe
  • Amy Ostrander
  • Thomas Pagel
  • Hilda Parrott
  • Denise Parry
  • Susan Pasanen
  • Jan Pellegrini
  • John Petalidas
  • Sofia Petalidas
  • Aina Pfeifer
  • Deanna Pilkenton
  • Janice Pilkenton
  • Kelly Prescott
  • Constance Preston-Godbout and Thomas Godbout
  • Olivia Primack
  • Clifford and Maria Raskind
  • Christine Reif and Thomas Kinnare
  • Robyn Renahan
  • Celina Reyes
  • Teresa and Mark Richey
  • Susan Ricker and William Zarakas
  • Margaret Riha
  • Michelle Roach
  • Laura Roche
  • Katie Roche
  • The Rodriguez Family
  • Dianne Romanos
  • Linda Rosen
  • Alison Rouse
  • Joanne Rowley
  • Matt Rubenstein
  • Lynne Rudert
  • Rebecca Rully
  • Elizabeth Russo
  • Maryellen Russo
  • Jessica S
  • Nancy and Gaylord Salyers
  • Sheila Sapp
  • Mary Schaefer
  • Dan Scheib
  • Robert Schoen and Abigail Levy
  • Ashley Schwom
  • Alison Sekelsky
  • Mary Jo Shea-McCormick and Paul McCormick
  • Vicky Sherwood
  • Dominique Shiels
  • Brenda Silva
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Juli Smith
  • Herbert and Sandra Leigh Snow
  • Robert and Louise Snyder
  • Jessica Sousa
  • Marissa Souther
  • Stanley and Kathleen Sozanski
  • David Spaulding
  • Michel Spitzer
  • Marjorie Squire
  • Fordyce St. John III and Margaret St. John
  • Alison Stackpole
  • Pollyann and John Statom
  • Susan Stone
  • Maria Sullivan
  • Michael S. Sullivan
  • Lisa Summerville
  • Nicole and Ryan Swanson
  • Jonathan Swartz
  • Carol Swift
  • Paul Swindlehurst
  • Aricia Symes-Elmer
  • Nina and David Tanis
  • Jeff Tavares
  • Mary Taylor
  • Joseph Teixeira
  • Colleen Temple
  • Joan and Irwin Tepper
  • Kerri Tolman
  • Jeff Tomlinson
  • Georgia Touma
  • Anne Trabucco
  • Louis Traglia
  • Mark Trombly
  • Damian Turco
  • David and Catherine Twiss
  • Kasie Van Faasen Cran
  • Amy Vander Els
  • Stephanie J. Verdun
  • Marianne Vesey
  • Christy Vinter Klim
  • Althea Volper
  • Carol A. Walling
  • Ian Wallis
  • Keith and Stephanie Walsh
  • Lisa Walsh
  • John and Jayne Weston
  • Frank and Lisa Wetenkamp
  • Richard Northey and Karen Wiener
  • Kimm Wilkinson
  • Neil Wilson and Ronda Kahan Wilson
  • Ann Marie Wilson-Crockett
  • Ethan Winters
  • Jessica D. Wright
  • Krista Yablin
  • Linda Yashek Hughes
  • Lindsay York Carter
  • Rob Zaccardi
  • Katrina Zorka
  • Anonymous
  • Howard and Jillian Adams
  • David Alonzi and Mary Lou Mackin
  • Richard Anderson
  • Sheree Azbill
  • Carolyn Bailey
  • Jordan and Benjamin Becker
  • Melissa Bennett
  • Judy Bergeron
  • Susan Bernhard
  • Andrew and Olivia Boger
  • Gail and Michael Browne
  • Corinne Chasse
  • Mark and Diana Cote
  • Paula Davis
  • Marc and Jennifer Day
  • Allen Dean
  • Cheryl Dolan and Jim DeWolf
  • Gary and Claire Dunbar
  • Diane Faissler
  • Richard and Mary Faraci
  • Julie Forney-Menin
  • David and Nancy Frick
  • Kim Furnari
  • Pamela Gilday
  • Jennifer Glendon
  • John Grillo and Bonnie Patch
  • John and Nancy Grohol
  • Richard Guest and Christine Butler
  • James and Barbara Harrington
  • Laura Harris
  • Kerri Hebb
  • Kathleen Held and David Yavorsky
  • James Held
  • Raymond and Nancy Hill
  • Shirene Hodgson
  • Keith and Elena Hogan
  • Kimberly Holliday
  • Aimee Hromadka
  • William Jerome III and Nancy Dimento Jerome
  • Afroz Khan and Ahmer Ibrahim
  • David Lear
  • Dana Levy
  • Kate Liddy
  • Peter and Meghan Liddy
  • Charity Lombardi-Simard
  • Simantha MacLeod
  • Hannah Mell
  • John and Florence Mercer
  • Nicholas and Vivienne Metcalf
  • Christine Miller and Brett Janosky
  • Judy Mouradian and Ted Ruetenik
  • Mary-Liz Murray
  • Susan Newhouse
  • Megan Normandin
  • Nicole O’Connor
  • David and Katie Paikin
  • Ashley Picard
  • Irene Pickering
  • Amos and Tami Pike
  • Paula and Ronald Pressler
  • Terry and Mark Robertson
  • Holly Robinson Cookson
  • Parker Rogers
  • Charles Russo
  • Richard Salinsky
  • Elizabeth and John Sayre-Scibona
  • Heather Shand
  • Judith Sharkey and Carolyn Layzer
  • Elizabeth A. Smith
  • Joan Stone
  • Patricia Temple
  • Susan Tiernan
  • Catherine Toomey and Paul Gagliardi
  • Valerie Trevisone
  • Lorie Umanita
  • Paul Von Stamwitz
  • Katherine Weinstock
  • Mark and Lisa Werner
  • Hathaway Whalen
  • Jennifer Wilson
  • Arthur Yarranton
  • Anonymous
  • Janice and Stephen Anderson
  • Keith Anderson
  • Priscilla Bellairs
  • Paul Bevilacqua and Lisette Kaplowitz
  • Tammy Bottner
  • Amy Bresky
  • Peggi Brown
  • Analise Campanile
  • Mary Casey
  • Alan and Becky Caudill
  • Judith Chaffee and Peter Wishnok
  • Nancy and Paul Crochiere
  • Elaine and James Dooley
  • Dorothy and Kenneth Duval
  • Mike Elmer
  • Sean Gill
  • Katharine Gove
  • Steven and Sara Harrold
  • John Hauschildt
  • Gregory Hoyt
  • Karen Igler
  • Rosemary King and Elaine Nickerson
  • Paul Liddy
  • Robert Liddy
  • Stanford Lockhart
  • Jan and David Loring
  • Derek and Kelly Majewski
  • Salvatore Maniscalco
  • Joshua Massey
  • Lynn and Gordon Mather
  • Linda and Steve McDavitt
  • Crispin and Marcia Miller
  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Joan and Jonathan Miller
  • Kristen Miller
  • Suzanne Miller
  • Kathryn Nielsen
  • John and Margaret Ohrn
  • Donna O’Neill and Anne Mulvey
  • Hazel Otway
  • Kathy and Will Pasquina
  • Laura Prichard
  • Deanna Shelley
  • Katy Smith
  • Katherine Snowden
  • Dawne and William Studzinski
  • Bruce Truesdale
  • Jane Tuohy
  • Dot Valhouli
  • Andrea Varano
  • Alexander and Anne White
  • The Wile Family
  • Anonymous
  • Edwin and Terry Bailey
  • Stephen and Nancy Barry
  • Steven and Jean Berger
  • David and Monica Bernstein
  • Ann Bertrand
  • Scott and Caroline Blackman
  • Julie Callum
  • Amanda Chalmers
  • Christopher and Marianne Cooper
  • Allison Crate
  • Adelaide Davies
  • Ellen and Blaise Doremus
  • Patricia Dorfman and Robert Tommasino
  • Kathy Egmont
  • Thomas and Ginny Eramo
  • Mary Ervin
  • Anne Ferguson and Peter Drench
  • Jeanne and Frank Gordon
  • Sarah G. Green
  • Carissa Haley
  • Peter and Patty Hoyt
  • Suzanne Isenberg and Sandro Mina
  • Elena and Marshall Jespersen
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Michael and Linda Jones
  • Brian Judd and Susan Woodmansee
  • James Kelly and Margaret Mahoney
  • Jonathan King
  • Katie Kozin
  • Jason Kroll
  • Gordon and Carolyn Libelo
  • Christopher Lindner and Julia Collins-Lindner
  • Dianne Luby
  • James McKenna
  • Kelly and Peter McNamee
  • Christine Morris
  • Neal and Darlene Ouellett
  • Roberta Pazmino
  • Peter and Laurie Quimby
  • Kimberly and Edward Rock
  • Carolyn and Gary Rubin
  • Jennifer Rocco-Runnion
  • Elizabeth Ryan
  • Phyllis Ryan
  • Lesa Scott
  • James Supple Jr. and Mary McDonald
  • Anonymous
  • Tina Benik
  • Stephanie and Bruce Conover
  • Deborah and David Davies
  • Charlene K. Dolan
  • Suzanne Dubus
  • Adam and Jane Healey
  • Kristina Horne
  • Pirre Mitchell
  • Sarah Rice
  • Cheryl Richardson and Michael Gerrish
  • Heather Rogers
  • Philip and Tamara Schwartz
  • The Williams Miller Family
  • Russell and Paula Antonevich
  • Doris and Richard Bazirgan
  • Ben and Connie Etheridge
  • Matthew and Karyn Khatib
  • Elizabeth and Spencer Purinton
  • Elena Russo and Nathaniel Coughlin
  • Anonymous
  • Paul Gannon
  • Karen Jones
  • Douglas and Cathy Treco
  • Andrew Willemsen and Karen Kuhlthau
  • Jeremy and Arlene Barnard
  • Julian R. Geiger
  • Barbara Rose O’Connor

Thank you for everything. I probably wasn't the easiest nut to crack, but I really got a lot out of the group and you helped me look at myself in a different way and I'm trying not to blame other people and take responsibility for my own actions.

Foundation Donors

  • Draper Family Giving Fund

  • Mersen USA Sunshine Fund
  • Moseley Fund for Social Service in Newburyport
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Girls Incorporated
  • Sherry and William Rogers Family Fund
  • Amesbury Health Care Charitable Trust
  • Bank of America Charitable Fund
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Town Fair Tire Foundation
  • Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation
  • Beveridge Family Foundation
  • Cummings Foundation, Inc.
  • Leeward Charitable Foundation
  • Nancy E. Barton Foundation
  • New England Patriots Foundation
  • The Provident Community Charitable Organization Inc
  • The Women’s Fund of Essex County
  • Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Mary Alice Arakelian Foundation
  • Mary P. Barton Charitable Foundation
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • M & T Charitable Foundation
  • NiSource Charitable Foundation/Columbia Gas Fund for MV
  • Rogers Family Foundation
  • Charles F. and Marianne Small Charitable Foundation
  • Edward S. and Winifred G. Moseley Foundation
  • HRH Foundation
  • Institution For Savings Charitable Foundation
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • Marigold Charitable Trust
  • Osterman Family Foundation

Corporations and Community Organizations

  • Ametros Financial Corporation
  • Belleville Congregational Church
  • Ci Design, Inc
  • Cross Country Mortgage
  • First Congregational Church of Georgetown
  • Haemonetics Corporation
  • Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation
  • Kustler Yachts
  • Market Square Optical
  • Morrill Electric
  • MTM Insurance
  • Museum Textile Services, LLC
  • Not So Flatware
  • One Hope
  • Partnership of Amesbury Community and Teens (PACT)
  • Piper Plover Baking
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Vermette’s, Inc.
  • Women’s Business League
  • Carr Island Animal Hospital
  • Cole Landscaping, Inc
  • David Electrical Contracting, LLC
  • Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport
  • Farm + Sea
  • Fritz Deguglielmo, LLC
  • Green Jean’s Design and Horticulture Services
  • The Governor’s Academy
  • Law Offices of Joyce E. Scott
  • Mentor Early Intervention
  • Newbury Police Association
  • Newburyport Development
  • Private Practice Colloquium Inc
  • Riverfront Marine Sports, Inc.
  • Starensier
  • Stem
  • The Firehouse Center for the Arts
  • Waystone Health and Human Services
  • Workforce Training Solutions
  • Yankee Fireplace Grill & Patio
  • 42 North Events + Mavinhouse Events
  • American Legion Riders Chapter 70
  • Anna Jaques Hospital
  • BLB Custom Building
  • Central Congregational Church
  • The Community Group
  • Compass Facility Services
  • The Deck
  • Hero Coatings, Inc.
  • The Inn at Newburyport
  • Liberty Law & Title LLC
  • Lombardi Energy Services
  • Nobo Construction
  • Olive’s Coffee and Bakehouse
  • Paul C. Rogers & Sons
  • Porch Group
  • Ryan & Coscia PC
  • Sacris Design, Jenn Sanborn ASID
  • Shoe City Family Dental
  • Small Axe Firewood
  • Stuart Group Realty
  • Swoon
  • 100 Women Who Care Boston North
  • A. W. Chesterton Company
  • Accurety, LLC
  • Amesbury Industrial Supply
  • BankProv
  • Camden National Bank
  • Committee to Elect Donna Holaday
  • Cote Plumbing and Heating Inc.
  • Cummings Properties, LLC
  • Design Technique Inc
  • Dietz & Lynch Capital
  • The Dojo, a Tokyo Joe’s Studio
  • First Religious Society Unitarian Church
  • Fruh Realty
  • G. Mello Disposal Corp.
  • Ganesh Imports, Inc.
  • Gorman Homes
  • Gould Insurance
  • GRC Wireless, Inc.
  • Horan Development
  • Interlocks Salon & Day Spa
  • Rotary Club of Andover
  • RSN Realty, LLC
  • Stonewall Kitchen
  • American Legion Riders Chapter 273
  • Enterprise Bank
  • L. D. Russo, Inc
  • Matter Communications
  • M. K. Benatti Jewelers, Incorporated
  • TeamLogic IT
  • iMarc, LLC
  • New York Football Giants, Inc.
  • Newburyport Bank
  • Rochester Electronics, LLC
  • Pathfinder Financial Group

  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cell Signaling Technology
  • Costco Wholesale Club
  • Fiduciary Trust Company
  • GE Foundation
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Medidata Solutions
  • MilliporeSigma Corporation
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Salesforce
  • Takeda
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • US Bank Foundation
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • VMWare Inc
  • WarnerMedia
  • Yahoo

Geiger Institute Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Paul Von Stamwitz
  • R. Gregory Williams
  • Paul Gannon
  • Anonymous
  • 243 Foundation

  • KeyBank Foundation

  • Barbara R. O’Connor

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 41 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

Map of towns supported by Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, updated 2023

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 50 communities have received training and technical assistance. Over 78 of those sites have implemented the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team (DVHRT) Model.

I really appreciate how supportive everyone is and that it is at no cost to me. I don’t think I would be able to afford the services that I am getting if I had to pay out of pocket.

Thank You

We’ve been helping survivors of domestic violence move toward safety, healing, and independence for over four decades. Staffed by 44 full and part-time professionals, 89 active volunteers, and a 17-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 FY23, approximately 49% of our funding derived from state and federal contracts, with an additional 30% coming from generous individuals, corporations, and private foundations. We are grateful for your support.


  • Development $1,087,404
  • State/Federal Contracts $1,978,673
  • Program Services $442,033
  • Donated Goods & Services $230,650
  •  Other $110,872

Total Revenue: $3,849,632

*Please note that $733,281 were released from temporarily restricted funds raised in the previous year. Of the $733,281 funds raised during the July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 time frame, $508,971 were designated to the Geiger Institute.

  • Survivor Services $1,753,708
  • Youth Empowerment Services $285,618
  • Training and Technical Assistance $767,707
  • Intimate Partner Abuse Education $514,865
  • Management & General $886,616

Total Expenses: $4,208,515