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News & Events 2005


December 2005
     We are extremely excited to announce, that we have recently received our 501(c)(3)  tax-exemption status from the IRS.  We can now actively begin seeking federal and state funding, as well as public donations, while continuing our fundraising efforts.  Please consider helping victims become survivors, by making a cash donation, or by donating a car through our new car donation program.   Feel Safe Again, Inc. will receive 50% from each vehicle donated.  Remember...January is National Stalking Awareness Month.  If you are interested in scheduling a training event, please contact us (888) 99B-SAFE or
e-mail info@feelsafeagain.org today.  Have a "Safe and Happy Holiday."

November 2005

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be postponing our 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner until the Spring.  This is an extremely busy, and financially challenging time of year, therefore, our fund-raising event will be rescheduled for March 2006.  For ticket refunds, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at (888) 99B-SAFE, or by e-mail at fundraiser@feelsafeagain.org.  If you are planning to attend our future event, and would like to reserve seats now, we are more than willing to issue replacement tickets upon request.  Also, all newly elected and re-elected board members will be announced after our upcoming board meeting.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring.

October 2005
     The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by the House and Senate on October 5, 2005. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On behalf of victims, and in memory of her sister, the founder of "Feel Safe Again, Inc." participated in the United Against Domestic Violence - 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk-a-Thon in New Hampshire. Also, our 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner will be held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Massachusetts, on November 11, 2005 from 7:00-11:00pm. We have scheduled a personal safety expert, several public officials from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as, a victim/survivor of stalking to speak at our upcoming fund-raising event. If you are interested in attending, please send a check for $35.00/pp, payable to: Feel Safe Again, Inc. P.O.Box 490188 , Everett, MA 02149.

September 2005
     We are planning our Second Annual Benefit Dinner, which is being held in November 2005.  If you would like more information or to attend our upcoming event, please contact us by calling (888) 99B-SAFE or by e-mail at info@feelsafeagain.org.  All donations will be used to continue our efforts in helping victims of stalking become survivors.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering for a position on the Board of Directors, or the Advisory Board of "Feel Safe Again, Inc.", please submit a completed Nomination Form by October 3, 2005 for consideration. Please go to our new web page, if you would like additional information about our new SMART-Kid™ Project, or to schedule a free safety and stalking awareness training.

August 2005
    We will be launching our new Back-to-School SMART-Kid™ Project in September. Parents and their school-age children, from ages 6-13, are encouraged to attend these free safety and stalking awareness trainings. Our project stands for Safety, Monitor, Awareness, React and Tell. Each of these very important topics will be covered, in order to help parents and their school-age children communicate more effectively. We will be collaborating our efforts with several martial arts studios, in order to offer self-defense techniques and role-play with the children. For additional information or to schedule an event, please contact us at (888) 99B-SAFE or e-mail info@feelsafeagain.org

July 2005
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is currently before Congress, and is scheduled to expire September 2005. As you may know, this funding is critical to the survival of thousands of organizations that provide critical services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Please let your voice be heard and support this fund by calling, writing or visiting your members of Congress today. Also, please take a moment to visit our Online Store. You can help us raise additional funds by purchasing National "SAM" Bears, and Stalking Awareness Ribbon Jewelry.  Thank you in advance for supporting Feel Safe Again, Inc., and helping victims become survivors. 

June 2005
   We are pleased to announce the addition of our Victim Resources page.  This new page will be updated with additional information as needed .  There is a list of services provided, including surveys and community assessments which will be conducted.  You will find links to subscribe to our newsletter, print a brochure, or schedule a stalking presentation.  Police Departments throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire are able to request safety kits for victims.  There is also a Self-Help Guide with suggestions for victims and survivors.  For additional information, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at (888) 99B-SAFE or by email at support@feelsafeagain.org.

May 2005
   We have added a new State Laws page to our website.  Each state link will take you to the National Center for Victims of Crime/Stalking Resource Center website, which lists each state's criminal stalking law as of December 2004.  Also, the founder of Feel Safe Again, Inc. submitted written testimony to the Statehouse in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as the Statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire, on behalf of similar bills which offer employment leave to crime victims.  The New Hampshire bill originated in the House, and was recently passed by the Senate on May 19, 2005 with an amendment.

April 2005

   A Stalking Presentation was given at the Tufts University, Women's Center in Massachusetts on April 11, 2005. If you are interested in scheduling a Stalking Presentation, please contact our Outreach Coordinator by calling (617) 389-0002 or (888) 99B-SAFE or by e-mail at support@feelsafeagain.org.
 We would like to take a moment to acknowledge "Victims' Rights Week" from April 10-16, 2005, several events are scheduled throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire to recognize victims.  The new legislation proposed in January at the Statehouse in Boston, Massachusetts has been filed.  Also, the bill for the Extension of Protective Orders was passed by the House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire on March 30, 2005.

March 2005
We are pleased to announce, the founder of Feel Safe Again, Inc. and the board secretary have both been accepted into the Victim Assistance Academy in Portland, Maine from March 13-18, 2005.  The New Hampshire Department of Justice has offered this 40-hour training opportunity to forty human service providers throughout New Hampshire and Maine.  The founder of Feel Safe Again, Inc. testified at the Statehouse in New Hampshire on February 16, 2005, against a bill to amend protective orders and firearms.  She has also submitted written testimony on behalf of an extension for protective orders, which is scheduled before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on March 15, 2005.

February 2005
   We collaborated our efforts with both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to recognize Stalking Awareness Month and propose new legislation.  A press conference was held on January 27, 2005 at the Statehouse in Massachusetts.  The founder of Feel Safe Again, Inc., as well as her brother, the advisory board director, spoke on behalf of their sister and the new legislation.  Both the Legislature and Governor Mitt Romney declared January as "Stalking Awareness Month".  Governor Romney signed the bill on February 1, 2005.  The founder of Feel Safe Again, Inc. also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 2, 2005 at the Statehouse in New Hampshire on behalf of an extension of protective orders.  This bill was passed by the Senate on February 10, 2005. 

January 2005
   We have launched our "End This Silent Fear" campaign to recognized the 2nd National Stalking Awareness Month.  Safety kits, flyers and awareness ribbons are being distributed to police departments throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  We are also adding an online store to our website, where you can adopt your very own National "SAM" Bear™ or purchase creative Stalking Awareness Ribbon jewelry!  All sales will directly benefit victims of stalking.  We will be holding our first support group meeting in Massachusetts this month.  If you are interested in joining, please contact us at support@feelsafeagain.org or by calling (888) 99B-SAFE.   

2004 News Archive

News Coverage   

12/23/05: The Broadcaster, NH
12/22/05: Windham Independent, NH
12/17/05: The Telegraph, NH
12/12/05: The Telegraph, NH
12/8/05: The Telegraph, NH
12/2/05: Pelham-Windham News, NH
11/25/05: Pelham-Windham News, NH
11/17/05: Londonderry News, NH
11/16/05: Derry News, NH
11/9/05: Derry News, NH
11/4/05: Tri-Town Transcript, MA


The Telegraph, NH


North Andover Citizen, MA


Somerville Journal, MA


The Telegraph, NH


North Andover Citizen, MA


Derry News, NH
The Daily Item, MA
The Saugonian, MA


The Tufts Daily - Tufts University, MA
10/16/05: The Telegraph, NH
10/12/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA (NH edition)
10/9/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA
10/7/05: North Andover Citizen, MA
10/6/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA (NH edition)
Windham Independent, NH
10/3/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA (NH edition)
9/29/05: Windham Independent, NH
9/12/05: The Telegraph, NH
9/9/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA

The Telegraph, NH

New Hampshire Union Leader, NH


Hudson-Litchfield News, NH
9/1/05: The Telegraph, NH  
CollegeBound Teen Magazine, NY  (National Fall 2005)
Parenting New Hampshire, NH

Hudson-Litchfield News, NH

The Telegraph, NH

8/22/05: The Eagle-Tribune, MA
8/12/05: The Everett Advocate, MA
8/11/05: Everett Leader-Herald News Gazette, MA
8/10/05: Everett Independent, MA
8/7/05: The Telegraph, NH
8/4/05: The Broadcaster, NH
8/2/05: The Lowell Sun, MA
8/1/05: National On-Campus Report, WI
7/29/05: Hudson-Litchfield News, NH
Pelham-Windham News, NH
7/27/05: Everett Independent, MA
6/16/05: The Salem Observer, NH
6/13/05: The Telegraph, NH
6/08/05: Everett Independent, MA    
5/25/05: Everett Independent, MA
5/18/05:  Derry News, NH
5/11/05: Boston Globe, MA
5/8/05: Boston Globe, MA
4/28/05: The Broadcaster, NH
  4/22/05: Pelham-Windham News, NH
Hudson-Litchfield News, NH
3/16/05: Everett Independent, MA
       2/21/05: MetroWest Daily News, MA
The Daily Free Press - Boston University, MA
Amesbury News, MA
Beacon Villager, MA
Woburn Advocate, MA
The Broadcaster, NH
Newton Tab, MA
Rockingham News, NH
Boston Herald, MA
Medford Daily Mercury, MA (front page)
Malden Evening News, MA
The Transcript, MA
The Lowell Sun, MA
MetroWest Daily News, MA
Boston Metro, MA
Channel 5 Boston
Fox25 News
Hudson Sun, MA
The Beacon, MA
The Sudbury Town Crier, MA
State House News, MA
MetroWest Daily News, MA
Milford Daily News, MA
The Broadcaster, NH
Pelham-Windham News, NH 
1/11/05: Quincy Access TV, MA
Everett Independent, MA

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