As part of Zontaâ€™s annual Fall advocacy campaign, â€œZonta Says NO to Violence Against Women,â€ the Zonta Club of Chelsea and North Shore has partnered with the City of Chelsea to get that message out. During the International Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, November 25th through December 10th, the electronic message board outside City Hall has proclaimed exactly that, in Spanish and in English.
The newly re-named Zonta Club of Chelsea and North Shore has historically been a staunch financial supporter of HarborCov. Past Fall campaigns have included partnerships with a local taxi company to raise awareness of domestic violence and the available local resources, and to provide travel vouchers for HarborCov residents in need of assistance. The club also provides college scholarships to girls graduating from Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Everett and Saugus high schools, and provides food vouchers to families in those communities.
The Zonta Club of Chelsea and North Shore recognizes that one of the many tragedies of COVID 19 is the increase in domestic violence. The clubâ€™s message is the continued support of local agencies that denounce violence against women and provide safety and services. HarborCovâ€™s hotline number is 617 884-9799.
The Zonta Club was started in Chelsea in 1980 by local professional women with the desire to volunteer and help others. It is a chapter of Zonta International, a non-profit womenâ€™s service organization who participate in local service projects and support local, national and international projects.