The better question is "what's not happening at JDI?" From policy work to meeting football fans at our info table at Patriot's Training Camp, we are continously advocating for the rights and safety of everyone in the Commonwealth and across the country. Here's a quick update on current activities. Visit our photo gallery too!
Check out events sponsored by JDI Member Programs and our allies on our "Calendar of Events."
June 2017: Immigrant Heritage and LGBQ/T Pride Month
JDI is fortunate to have creative and thoughtful interns who contribute to our social justice work and messaging in many ways. We'll be introducing these young leaders to you over the summer. We invited one of our interns to help us share her creative process in developing a logo for our email signature and social media for this month. Thank you Grace for sharing your ideas and talents with JDI and our network.
We'd love to hear your thoughts about this message. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Statement: Grace Huddleston
Each month, JDI chooses a message or theme in our email signatures and social media.
You can help spread the message too. Download the logo and use it as your own social media image as well!
JDI Launches The Strengthening Health Care Collaborations Project
JDI’s Strengthening Health Care Collaborations Project, currently funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is designed to is to improve the well-being and safety of survivors by strengthening partnerships between community-based sexual/domestic violence organizations and health care organizations. Given the expertise within community-based organizations, enhanced collaborations with health care will increase access to supports for survivors, promote trauma informed and best practices, and lead to better coordinated responses that address the diverse needs of survivors.
JDI has held its second Health Care Learning Forum, “Advocating for Survivors’ Health and Well-Being,” in May 2017. Over the next twelve months we sponsored four webinars and held Read more about this exciting project.
BREAKTHROUGH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
GIFT FROM BOB KRAFT & THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION WILL HELP JANE DOE INC. CREATE INSTITUTE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE
Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) stood with Attorney General Maura Healey and others as Mr. Kraft announced gifts to support a handful of initiatives to address sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth, including new and exciting work here at JDI.
The multi-year grant to JDI will support the establishment of our new Institute for Safety and Justice, a comprehensive training and community building initiative for the Coalition's member programs and others in the field working to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Through the Institute for Safety and Justice and other work undertaken with this grant, JDI will assist JDI members and others to continue to be responsive as our work evolves to meet the emerging needs of all survivors.
You can read more about this gift and our plans along with news about other initiatives announced today.
A huge thank you to Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for investing in a range of initiatives - from direct service to community building and prevention.