Since 1982, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center has been helping survivors of domestic violence to find safety and healing, and start new beginnings. 

Charitable support funds a significant portion of our operating budget, which allows us to provide local services to survivors free of charge. Now, with the shifting nature of state and federal funds, every individual gift from donors matters more than ever.

Your financial support is vital to ensure that we continue to help survivors regain safety, well-being and self-sufficiency.

For more information about giving to Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, please contact:

Kelly Majewski
Director of Advancement or 978-255-9165

Ways to Give

How to Make a Donation:

  • To give by mail: Send your contribution to the Development Office, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, 2 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950. Please be sure to include your return address so we can thank you and designate your gift if you request. Make checks payable to: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.
  • To give by phone: Call the Development Office at 978-465-0999
  • To donate online, click here to visit our online donation page.
  • You can also visit the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Development office at 2 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Featured: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Campaign for Growth

The VIP Campaign for Growth will provide students with a deeper and more transformative educational programs to help break the cycle of violence before it affects the next generation.

Our goal is to strategically grow the number of students served in local area schools over the next three years.

Funding goal:

  • $550,000 in growth capital which supports program expansion and reserves. 
  • Three year commitment at a minimum $5,000 donation per year.

Current funding:

  • $150,000 currently raised


A Tribute Gift is a meaningful way to pay tribute or honor the memory of important people in your life. Consider donating in honor of a family member, friend or co-worker, or in memory of a loved one.

When mailing in a gift or making an online donation, please add a note or comment to designate your tribute gift. If you would like someone to receive notification of the gift, please include their name and address.


Matching gifts are a great way to double your contribution. Find out more about Corporate Matching Gifts at the link below, and search your own employer to see if they match donations.


A gift of appreciated securities (stock) held for more than a year may provide significant tax benefits for you while you support the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.

Please contact the Development Office at 978-465-0999 to learn more about making a gift of stock.


A gift through your will or other planned gift can support your estate tax and financial goals while also benefitting survivors of domestic violence. Common planned gift vehicles include simple bequests, gifts of real estate, and lifetime giving arrangements such as gift annuities. Planned gifts help ensure that we can continue providing life-changing services far into the future.


Our annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and White Ribbon event are our largest and most important annual fundraising events that support our Survivor Services, and our Youth Empowerment Services. They attract hundreds of participants and community leaders, and provide great visibility for sponsors.

Some organizations prefer to plan their own events to benefit the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. We are happy to work with sponsors to promote events that others in the community plan on our behalf.

Click here to learn more about year-long sponsorship opportunities.

Create a Social Media Fundraiser

A popular way to fundraise for your favorite nonprofit is on social media!

Facebook and Instagram both provide easy-to-use tools to create fundraisers for Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, whether it’s for your birthday, Giving Tuesday, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or whenever you would like.

Click here to create a fundraiser on Facebook.

Click here for instructions on how to create a fundraiser on Instagram.

Donations of Goods

If you are interested in donating goods, please contact us at

Survivors are often forced to leave everything behind when seeking safety for themselves and their children. You can help ease their transition by providing some of the key items they need on a daily basis.

Current Survivor Needs

Click here to view our current Amazon Wishlist for Survivor Needs!

We can accept the following donations, always at a great need for the survivors we serve:

  • Gift cards to grocery stores (Market Basket, Shaw’s, Stop & Shop), gas stations, drug stores, or Walmart
  • Bus passes
  • Gift cards for a haircut

On a limited basis, we can accept new items of:

  • Toiletries: FULL SIZE bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, children’s shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, soap, Q-tips, bandages
  • Dishwasher soap, laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper, paper towels

At this time, we are not accepting donations of used or gently worn items. We are so grateful, but in an abundance of caution for our staff and the survivors we serve, we must decline any offers of previously owned goods.

Forms 990

Access our most recent Forms 990 on Guidestar here.