After someone attempted to kill Monica Cannon-Grant’s son, she quit nursing school, became an activist and started Violence in Boston Inc. to help victims of violence. Last week, the organization opened its first physical space to provide free legal and mental health assistance, a food pantry and other services for victims and families in need.
The words “Violence in Boston” may not immediately conjure a name for a nonprofit, but that’s what Monica Cannon-Grant, CEO of Violence in Boston, wanted. “The name is controversial… I kept it controversial because you’ll go and figure out what I do. It’ll make you search,” she explained to NBC10 Boston in the organization’s newly opened Social Impact Center....