Transition House.

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Transition House was founded in 1976 when Cherie Jimenez and Chris Womendez opened their five-room apartment as a refuge for battered women and their children; it was the first shelter of its kind in Massachusetts. It has moved several times and expanded to include volunteers and paid staff offering support for legal, welfare, and housing advocacy, a crisis hotline, and outreach programs. The Dating Violence Intervention Project, initiated in 1986, is a collaboration between Transition House and Emerge, an intervention program for violent and abusive men. In 1992, DVIP collaborated with the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council to develop a pilot program for police officers and educators. Transition House has also worked with Boston and Cambridge public schools to raise consciousness about battering.

From the description of Records, 1975-1983 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372976

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creatorOf Transition House. Records, 1975-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Bannon, James, person
associatedWith Bard, Morton, 1924- person
associatedWith Bernard, Gabrielle, person
associatedWith Elkin, Sandra, person
associatedWith Flynn, Daniel, person
associatedWith Healey, Regina, person
associatedWith Hurd, Maude, person
associatedWith Jimenez, Cherie. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000. person
associatedWith Leghorn, Lisa. person
associatedWith Martin, Del, person
associatedWith Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups. corporateBody
associatedWith Nolin, Barbara, person
associatedWith O'Malley, James, person
associatedWith Straus, Murray A. 1926- person
associatedWith Susskind, David, 1920-1987, person
associatedWith Swenson, Norma, person
associatedWith Varney, Maureen, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Children of abused wives
African Americans--Civil rights
African American women
Women's shelters
Women--Social networks
Women's rights
Abused women
Women political activists
Wife abuse
Working class women

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Active 1975

Active 1983

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SNAC ID: 40118698