Congratulations to our founder, Annette Rafferty! She was honored by the Center for Nonviolent Solutions with their Community Leader Award 2011 for "opening our eyes to the problems of violence in its many forms, from domestic violence at home to the struggles between nations, and for her tireless work in promoting nonviolent solutions, justice and compassion in a troubled world."

Annette was also recognized April 8, 2011 at the Worcester Homeless Action Committee's Annual Meeting, "An Evening with Tom O'Neill" with the 2011 State Representative James O'Day Award.