MCVP Shopping Trip Masiello Employment Services

This year, Masiello Employment Services is partnering with the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP) to spread some holiday cheer. We recently went on a shopping trip to collect needed items for a local family that has left an abusive situation. 

Our team felt drawn to this effort because survivors are often starting over with nothing and have been through a lot of trauma. By providing a local family with some special items they might otherwise go without, we are hoping to make a brighter holiday for them. 

MCVP Presents

The staff at Masiello work closely with our community on a daily basis connecting qualified job seekers with successful employment opportunities. It is in these conversations where we build deep and rewarding relationships with our network of people. 

Local hiring managers, job seekers, friends and neighbors have the power to support one another to the mutual benefit of all. In our work, we know that a strong community needs us all to care for one another, not only over the holidays, but every day. We are happy to have an opportunity to do good for our neighbors and our world. 

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention

MCVP believes that the whole community plays a vital role in preventing violence and that everyone deserves to feel safe. MCVP serves all the towns in Cheshire County and 14 of the westernmost towns in Hillsborough County.

Their support is free and confidential, with advocates available 24/7 through their crisis line: (603) 352-3782. Megan Fulton, MBA, Development Director of MCVP noted, “We also offer sexual harassment and workplace violence trainings for businesses, which includes red flags and warning signs for employers to notice if a staff member may be experiencing domestic violence.” 

MCVP Education

Photo by Alison Woods Baker

Ways to Learn

MCVP has worked with over 736 individuals this year, a number that already has surpassed last year’s cases of domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and human trafficking. This is a prevalent and pressing issue within our community. With a focus on prevention, MCVP has two educators working with 40 schools. Pre-pandemic, they were engaging over 4,000 students to provide evidence-based prevention education for ages three through college. 

As businesses and co-workers, adults can also work to learn how to identify workplace violence or sexual harrasment through the MCVP training programs. Fulton explained, “It’s going to take a collective action for the entire community to end violence.” 

MCVP Packages

Ways to Help

There are lots of ways to help end this preventable violence. Every December, MCVP runs a Holiday Families program working with businesses and individuals all around the Monadnock Region, including hospitals, who take on a family’s wish list or donate funds towards those needs. Fulton described, “It’s turned into this really awesome collaborative community program.”

MCVP Present

Since domestic violence is an everyday issue, MCVP also operates an economic justice fund which is used “year-round to help survivors on a case-by-case basis,” Fulton explained. Or, interested supporters can simply donate to the MCVP Annual Fund through their website.  

At Masiello, we know a fulfilling work situation starts with feeling safe at home, at work, and in your community. For over 35 years we have been successful matching employers with job seekers in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities. This experience has given us a deep understanding of people, their lives, their needs. That’s what drives us to strive for a safer community and merrier holiday for everyone.