CHH's Self-Love Series focuses on healing and connection to our magnificence through creativity. To learn more join us for an orientation session, Monday May 1st at 5:30 P.M. at our office, 21 George Street. Series begins Wednesday May 3rd, at 5:30 P.M. Please register to participate in the series by clicking here. Participants must attend orientation session in order to participate in the series.
The event begins at 6pm with a rally at Lowell City Hall Plaza (50 Arcand Drive) followed by a march down Merrimack Street to U-Crossing (220 Pawtucket Drive). There will be an indoor gathering for survivors and their loved ones to share their stories in a safe space about the impact of sexual violence in their lives. Safe spaces this year will include a Self-Care room, a Youth Corner, Volunteer area, and community resources provided by area agencies. The origins of Take Back The Night date back to 19th century England when women protested fear and violence in the streets at night. Some believe that the first rally took place in Belgium in 1976 to take a stand against violence against women.
Take Back The Night in Lowell is coordinated by local agencies who have a keen desire to bring an end to sexual violence and hate crimes in all forms including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and street violence. We acknowledge that all forms of violence are interconnected and bring attention to the elements that perpetuate violence to build a safer Lowell.
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April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) where the goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Click here to learn more about SAAM history.
Four years ago we piloted Take Back the Day -- A companion event of the nighttime rally designed to bring attention to the sexual assault. It reminds us that sexual violence also happens during the day. This year's theme is Raising Healthy Boys, a workshop geared toward youth and youth providers. Click here to learn more and attend.
Welcome to The Center for Hope and Healing (CHH)
in Lowell, Massachusetts
For 40 years we have been dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of rape and sexual assault through counseling, advocacy, and education. Our talented team of staff, interns, and volunteers have been working hard using a social justice approach to support survivors and work toward creating community free from sexual violence.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
April 27, 2017 | 6pm
Gather at Lowell City Hall Plaza at 5:45pm
In June 2016, our office moved to:
21 George Street, Suite 400
Lowell, MA 01852
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
This year, the CHH team will be all over the state all month long to raise awareness and speak out about sexual assault. Join us in person or virtually! Click here for a full schedule or visit www.chhinc.org/saam2017.html
Across the country, April marks the month of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. In Greater Lowell, we join with community partners, families, and individuals to raise awareness about sexual violence in all forms.
We invite you to #TakeBackTheNight!