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The Silver Swing 

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The Silver Swing Gala 2017

Want to spend the night out dancing, having fun while supporting a worthy cause?

Come swing away with us at The Silver Swing!

The Silver Swing gala will raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence, raise funds for the critical support to victims and survivors and celebrate New Beginnings’ 25 years of service to the community. Sponsored by The Margate, Meredith Village Savings Bank, J Jill, Proforma Piper Printing and Watts Water Technologies, our gala encourages the community to reflect upon the needs of victims of violence and provides an opportunity to give back.

The gala is themed after the big band style and glamour of the 1940s with live swing music from the Lakes Region Big Band. The event will be held in the heart of Laconia, in The Margate’s beautiful Ballroom. Attendees will be served a complimentary dinner and refreshments with vegetarian options from Curt’s Caterers. Our Masters of Ceremony, Lani and Allen from Epiphanies Inc., are a wife and husband duo who are beloved local personalities.

With this amazing event, open to the general public, we hope to bring all community members together to support and encourage one another in progressing our mission to end violence for all. This fundraiser and friend-raiser will include awards to local leaders for their incredible work with victims of abuse. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in 1940s fashion and participate in our silent auction with items and packages donated by local companies and business partners. This community affair will be sure to inspire, unite and instill passion for our cause to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Belknap County and beyond.







September 2014: 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA)


“It’s September 2014 and it’s the 20th birthday of the Violence Against Women Act (a good excuse for a party at the Coalition office!) and it’s time for the Coalition Chronicle newsletter which includes lots of great info and events happening across the state. Check it out and get involved with an event near you!”

September 2nd-October 3rd, 2014

purple purse challenge

“A fundraising campaign for charities benefiting domestic violence survivors.
Everything launches on Tuesday, September 2nd at 12:00pm ET and runs through Friday, October 3rd at 11:59:59am ET.

– The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $100,000 donation

– Second place gets $75,000

– Third gets $50,000

– Fourth gets $25,000

– Fifth through Tenth place each get $10,000

– And, there will be weekly Bonus Challenges for charities to win up to another $80,000.

And, the best part of the Challenge is that even if you don’t win any of the grand prize money, you get to keep the money you raise during the campaign. So, so great.


New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is committed to providing survivors with the financial knowledge, skills, and resources they need to get safe, stay safe, and thrive.

We’re taking action to stop financial abuse, but we need your help. The Coalition is the only New Hampshire organization participating in the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge and we’re using this opportunity to leverage your donations with corporate dollars to fund our economic empowerment work. With your help we could even win $100,000!

This fundraising campaign cannot happen without you. Please help us by becoming a fundraiser or donor today.

PLUS donations of $25 will be counted as raffle tickets and entered to win a limited edition purse designed by Kerry Washington (aka Olivia Pope)! Contest ends at 11:59 AM on October 3rd.

After you make your donation and/or become a Team Member with your own fundraising page, please share the link below with your networks on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. Thank you!

About the Coalition: 

Our Vision: All New Hampshire communities provide safety for every person.

Our Mission: The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence creates safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.

This mission is accomplished by the Coalition, which includes 14 independent community-based member programs, a Board of Directors and a central staff working together to:

  • Influence public policy on the local, state and national levels;
  • Ensure that quality services are provided to victims;
  • Promote the accountability of societal systems and communities for their         responses to sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking;
  • Prevent violence and abuse before they occur.

Find out more on our website: nhcadsv.org”

August 12th, 2014

Jessica Eskeland, Amanda Grady Sexton, Sen. Soucy, Governor Maggie Hassan, Becky Ranes, Lyn Schollett, and Sen. Lasky

Jessica Eskeland, Amanda Grady Sexton, Sen. Soucy, Governor Maggie Hassan, Becky Ranes, Lyn Schollett, and Sen. Las

Governor Hassan ceremoniously signed into law 6 landmark pieces of legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in New Hampshire. Notably, Joshua’s Law establishes the crime of domestic violence in New Hampshire. Among the other 5 bills, enhanced protections for human trafficking victims are enacted, termination of parental rights of rapists are addressed, a commission is established to study sexual abuse prevention education in schools, household and domesticated animals are given protection under the domestic violence statute, and a committee is established to examine workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


Governor Hassan signing into law the 5 bills granting victims/survivors more rights and protections, passed in the New Hampshire legislature this session.

August 5th, 2014 National Night Out

Pictured are New Beginnings' outstanding interns Emily (left) and Tanya (right), tabling at this year's National Night Out event hosted by the Laconia Police Department.

Pictured are New Beginnings’ outstanding interns Emily (left) and Tanya (right), tabling at this year’s National Night Out event hosted by the Laconia Police Department.

“The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.” NATW Website

July 31st, 2014

The local chapter of the Elks Club presented New Beginnings with a generous donation, on July 31st, 2014. The Elks members took  a tour of our shelter and office, and learned  about the work New Beginnings does. We were also able to learn about the work of the Elks.

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(From Left) Lauren NB AmeriCorps VISTA, Tanya NB Intern, Sandy Elks New Hampshire President, Kathy New Beginnings Executive Director, Bill Laconia Elks, Devan NB Child & Family Advocate, Robin NB Social Media Advocate & Office Admin