FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center’s medical oncology and radiation oncology departments collaborated with Framingham-based Voices Against Violence this holiday season.
“We’ve been participating in this initiative for the past several years,” shared Karen Mott, Interim Clinical Coordinator in the Medical Oncology Department. “We like this project because it serves an important need in our local community. The warm glow that remains in our hearts is such a blessing.”
Voices Against Violence provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the MetroWest area. Services are provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese and are available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. These services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, confidential short term emergency shelter, counseling and support groups.
“As the holiday season approaches, most of us look forward to upcoming celebrations with our friends and families,” said Isabel Rivera of Voices Against Violence. “However, for families whose lives have been disrupted by sexual assault and domestic violence, this time of year is marked with intense sadness and loss. Many of these children’s lives are spent in turmoil, without even the simplest pleasures of childhood. The impact of gifts from members of our community is incredible! The families are so grateful! When they come to the office to pick up their gifts, the smiles are priceless!”
Photos courtesy of MetroWest Medical Center