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New MD Laws Pass As We Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity for survivors, families and advocates to come together to help people recognize and respond to the warning signs and patterns of abusive behavior affecting the lives of members of our community.

Sukkot Provides Life Lessons Beyond Historical and Seasonal Significance

The holiday of Sukkot is one filled with rituals and practices that can provide meaning the entire family can appreciate.

Wisdom of the Ages: Healthy Relationships Across Generations

While looking at teen dating violence and elder abuse through a multigenerational lens, the results and connection were astonishing. Read how CHANA used this knowledge to create a new informative program.

Being Truly Courageous and Fleeing Abuse Is Only the First Step

For years, Sarah *(name changed) suffered emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband. Courageously she was able to find the strength to physically leave the abuse.

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Cohen

Learn how Melissa Cohen has made a difference for CHANA clients.

Empowering Women to Embrace Healthy Relationships

Nancy Aiken writes about a woman’s need to speak up and to feel empowered in expecting equality in a relationship.

The Destruction of Home

Naomi Taffet discusses the destruction of one’s home and how it relates to the Tisha B’Av.

Stopping Elder Abuse

Ellyn M. Loy writes about the prevalence of elder abuse and brings to light some signs of abuse.