CONNECT to End Violence Holds 10th Annual Seawall Stand July 10th

Oak Bluffs, MA. (July 6, 2021) ‐ CONNECT to End Violence, the domestic violence and rape crisis program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), will hold their 10th Annual Seawall Stand on Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 1pm at the Vineyard Haven seawall.

Vineyard and visiting men are invited to stand on the seawall holding a poster indicating a woman they wish to honor. These men will hold a unified stance against domestic and sexual violence towards women, sending a message to the Island community that the majority of Island men do not tolerate violence against women.

“Domestic and sexual violence toward women is not a women’s issue, but a human issue,” said Jennifer Neary, Program Director for MVCS’ CONNECT to End Violence program. “One of the many reasons why men are engaged in the movement and this event is to honor a woman in their life who they care about.”

For more details, call CONNECT at 774-549-9667 or email

CONNECT to End Violence provides a 24‐hour crisis hotline (508‐696‐7233), short term counseling, court advocacy, medical accompaniment, and referral services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their non-offending family members. All services are free and confidential.

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