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Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc.

Empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence.

aka Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center   |   Newburyport, MA   |  https://jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org/

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Mission

Empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence.

Ruling year info

1983

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Suzanne C. Dubus

Main address

2 Harris Street

Newburyport, MA 01950 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Crisis Center of Greater Newburyport, Inc.

EIN

22-2474823

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Safety Program

We provide safe, supportive interventions for child survivors of domestic violence. Working to break the cycle of violence, we provide clinical assessment and evaluation, individual counseling and family therapy, as well as educational and therapeutic groups and programs for children and adolescents.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Comprehensive legal services empower survivors in ways that other services cannot. Volunteer advocates and our staff attorney assist in the courts with a wide variety of legal matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, housing and immigration. The Center’s volunteer court advocates are located at the Newburyport District Court, five days a week, to answer questions, explain the civil restraining order process, help file abuse prevention orders, and conduct safety planning.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Girls Incorporated of the Seacoast area is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated®, a national research, education and direct advocacy organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

The Girls Inc. national network includes research-based curricula delivered by trained professionals to equip girls to achieve academically; to lead healthy and physically active lives; to manage money; to navigate media messages; and to discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center believes that girls are stronger, more confident and less likely to become victims of domestic violence when they are empowered through education. We currently offer Girls Inc. programs for girls in the following Massachusetts towns: Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

Victims of domestic violence face a myriad of obstacles between the crisis-point and recovery. The Advocacy Program is holistic and covers a broad range of common needs. On a case-by-case basis, skilled advocates guide individuals along their distinct journeys, en route to end points of peace and self-sufficiency. Program activities include a 24-hour hotline, individualized casework (e.g. on matters such as education, transportation, financial planning, child care, immigration, etc.), support groups, wellness workshops, housing and rental assistance, and more.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Research has shown that intimate partner domestic violence homicides are often predictable; and if they’re predictable, they’re preventable.

Since 2005, we have been growing our domestic violence homicide prevention work at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. We began this work as advocates, developing the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model and then the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE), seeing firsthand how these solutions can be implemented right here in our backyard.

As we grew, so did the implementation of these tools, and we were able to provide support to more communities to make their own impact in homicide reduction. To date, we have provided training and technical assistance to over 250 jurisdictions across the country working to prevent domestic violence homicides.

Now, new solutions and more resources are needed, and we are pleased to introduce: the Geiger Institute. Find out more at www.geigerinstitute.org.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

We know that patterns of abuse start early; we also know that early intervention can prevent future violence. To break the cycle of domestic violence before it affects the next generation, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center offers innovative Youth Empowerment Services (YES) that use evidence-based and nationally recognized approaches to educate girls, boys and non-binary students.

Each of our YES programs listed below works towards fostering healthy, safe and equitable relationships for youth, helping them thrive through meaningful connections in safer communities:

- Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area
- Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention
- Bystander Education

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) is a 40-week program certified by Mass. DPH for people who use violence in an intimate relationship. IPAEP promotes the safety of domestic violence survivors by holding individuals who use violence accountable for their actions and helping them change their behavior.

Participants are required by the referral source to attend group meetings every week and to pay for their services. Groups are co-led by certified educators. The program is rooted in a philosophy that psycho-educational support and skill-building are key to creating change. Participants are taught how to recognize abusive and violent behaviors, and how to develop tools to react and engage positively. Discussions also center around the root causes of abusive behaviors, understanding belief systems, and creating healthy relationships.

Staff also make contact with partners and ex-partners of participants to check on their well-being and offer resources and support.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Women and girls

Where we work

Awards

Spirit of Advocacy Award 2010

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Celebrating Solutions Award 2009

Mary Byron Foundation

Champion in Action 2009

Citizen's Bank and New England Cable News

Champion of Change 2011

The White House

Above and Beyond Award 2019

The Women's Fund of Essex County

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Advocacy Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Rocco-Runnion

Suzanne Dubus

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Blackman

CFO, Roca Inc.

Sally Gisel Green

Retired, Federal Reserve System

Barbara O'Connor

Partner Emeritus, Senior Advisor, The Baupost Group, LLC

Jennifer Rocco-Runnion

Community Advocate

Dawne Studzinski

Vice President, Credit Analyst at Institution for Savings

Tina Benik

Corporate Attorney

Annalisa Campanile

Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley

Kathy Egmont

Academic Leader

Shaiana Nunez

Assistant Director, Enrichment Programs at The Community Group

Jefferson Prince

Child and Adult Psychiatrist with MGH

Katie Kozin

Director of Institutional Advancement, Shore Country Day School

Kathryn Nielsen

Executive, Higher Education

Adriana Acosta

CEO and Founder, ADRIA

Prince Boateng

CEO and Co-Founder, AgroFides, Inc.

Kate Currie

Carrier Billing Supervisor

Itixa Goyal

HR Professional

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/20/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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