Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc.

Empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic violence.

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

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

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

Child Safety Program

We offer safe, supportive interventions for children who have experienced domestic violence. Working to break the cycle of violence, we provide individual and family counseling, as well as educational and therapeutic groups 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, emergency and transitional housing, rental assistance, and more. Services are offered on an ongoing basis, including around the clock for those in crisis.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Homicide is the fifth leading cause of death for women aged 18 to 44. In 2015 alone, 3,519 women and girls were killed. Husbands, boyfriends and other intimate partners perpetrated more than half of these murders.

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

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is a nationally recognized leader in the fight to end domestic violence homicides. In 2005, we launched the country’s first Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) in our home town of Newburyport, MA. Since then, our research-based model has been recognized by the White House, academics, domestic violence advocates and law enforcement professionals across the country as an innovative, effective way to reduce the threat of harm to intended victims, family members and first responders.

More information at:
https://jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org/domestic-violence-homicide-prevention/

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 students who are gender non-conforming.

Prevention programs for young people have been shown to be an effective way to educate and stem violence. These interventions should remain consistent throughout a young person’s life to have truly long-lasting effects. The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center brings a variety of empowering programs into local schools to help young people make healthy decisions that positively impact their lives.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

We facilitate educational intervention for those who are—or have been—abusive in intimate relationships. Our main objective is the safety of the partners and ex-partners of the participants in our program. We also monitor participants’ behavior and collaborate with the courts, police and protective service agencies to hold abusers accountable for their actions. This is a court ordered, 40-week program that is paid for by the participant.

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

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Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 2020 - June 2021) Recent hours are much lower than typical years, due to the pandemic.

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Rocco-Runnion

Suzanne Dubus

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Ianinni

Regional Manager, State Farm Insurance

Scott Blackman

CFO, Roca Inc.

Sally Green

Retired, Federal Reserve System

Kathleen Held

Retired, media professional

Gisela Hernandez-Skayne

Educator

Karine Nabbout

Psychologist

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

Jennifer Wilson

SVP, Director of Risk Management Services, HUB International

Tina Benik

Corporate Attorney

Annalisa Campanile

Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley

Kathy Egmont

Academic Leader

Claribel Garcia

HR Consultant, Santander

Shaiana Nunez

Assistant Director, Enrichment Programs at The Community Group

Jefferson Prince

Child and Adult Psychiatrist with MGH

Phil Schwartz

Retired Senior Technology 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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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