Photograph by Miriam Morales

Addressing the Problem of Violence
in Our Community

Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, or WAAV, encourages and supports education about problems of violence, and works with interested community agencies and institutions in and around Wakefield, Massachusetts, to reduce instances of violence. WAAV provides links to resources that offer direct service and interventions to both victims and perpetrators of violent behavior.

Take Our Survey

Click here to take our anonymous survey about domestic violence in our community.

Youth Violence
WAAV helps schools, parents, and the community understand and respond to violence among youth such as bullying, cyber bullying, and teen dating violence.

Domestic Violence
WAAV provides definitions and descriptions of domestic violence occurring between family members, spouses, and dating partners including physical, sexual, and emotional violence, as well as controlling and abusive behaviors.

Our Mission and Goals

Wakefield Alliance Against Violence is a community-based organization dedicated to creating a lifestyle free from violence in Wakefield by reaching out to the community, raising awareness, providing education resources, and support to families and individuals, with an emphasis on prevention.

Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, Inc.'s long term goals can be summarized into two main outcomes:

  1. Reduce the incidence of family violence over time, with a focus on youth and domestic violence, by reducing risk factors, promoting protective factors, and changing norms around violence.

  2. Establish a collaborative, sustainable community partnership that coordinates and leverages violence prevention resources.

Contact Us  To get involved, please email our President, Bob Eldridge
To make suggestions for the web site, please email Elizabeth Lowry
To make a donation, please contact us by email or write to:

c/o Bob Eldridge
52 Oak St
Wakefield, MA 01880 

WAAV is a Community Based, Volunteer Organization WAAV was started in 2007 as an initiative of the Wakefield Rotary Club in response to a community need identified by the Wakefield Police Department. WAAV is governed by a Board of Directors, and operates as a private, tax-exempt
501(c)3 organization. As a private charity, registered in Massachusetts, financial contributions to WAAV are deductible to the extent allowed by law.