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.
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.”
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.”