Welcome to the 21st Independence House Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Breakfast (Virtually)

Friday, October 1, 2021

VIRTUAL LOBBY / DIGITAL DASHBOARD (all links will become LIVE on the morning of the event)

Please notice the orange bubble to the right of your screen.  If you need to speak to a domestic or sexual violence counselor at any time during this event click on the bubble to initiate confidential secure contact with an Independence House counselor.  Or call the Independence House 24-hour hotline at 800.439.6507.


We encourage you to click the “Enter Main Ballroom” button as early as 7:50am to get settled in the Main Event room. The program will begin promptly at 8:00am.


8:00am   Welcome.  Lysetta Hurge Putnam, MSW, LICSW, Executive Director
8:15am   Keynote. Lovern Govern
8:40am   Guest Survivor Speaker
8:50am   Candlelight Ceremony Video:
Remembering Domestic Violence Homicide Victims in Massachusetts this past year.
9:00am   Closing

9:15am   For those who are registered or wish to attend the Independence House Prevention Conference: Please proceed to the Prevention Conference Dashboard link provided in your conference reconfirmation email or CLICK HERE.



Lovern Gordon Lovern Gordon is a two-time sur-THRIVER of domestic violence (a child witness until she was 15 years old and a 2-year young adult relationship). Ten years after escaping, she subsequently became the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN), where she used 2 back-to-back pageant wins to increase awareness around the issue in 2010 and the following year, LLN was formed. Today, she conducts DV Awareness Workshops worldwide, hosts events that raises thousands of dollars to benefit DV shelters and points people in the right direction for DV resources. She is the author of the DV awareness memoir,The Legacy He Left Me and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including: CBS This Morning nationally and NBC’s This is New England locally. Print includes features on Huffington Post and Boston Voyager Magazine.The Boston Celtics named her one of their ‘Heroes Among Us’ and she was featured as part of Instagram for Business’–entrepreneur ‘togetHER’ mini-docuseries for Women’s History Month.


Free to Attendees “The Legacy He Left Me”, by Lovern Gordon will be provided to all attendees of the Independence House Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Community Breakfast.  Attendance to the virtual breakfast is required (registration does not constitute actual attendance).  This book will be mailed direct to attendees of the virtual breakfast from Paperclip Publishing following the community event (to the address provided in registration).


Click the image to download the Independence House 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Breakfast Agenda and Resource Packet.

Silent Witness Initiative
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