How HUGS Foxboro Helped:
On a cold, dark December night a mother and her three children under the age of 6 were abandoned on the side of a Foxboro road.  No wallet, no money, no cell phone.  The Foxboro Police Department contacted HUGS Foxboro to provide assistance, and a board member immediately delivered $250 in Target Gift Cards to the police station. 
Sometimes it's hard to believe situations like this occur in our community.  This is just one example of how HUGS Foxboro helps our community.

Founded in 2002 by Ruth Karacek, HUGS Foxboro is a small group of dedicated volunteers committed to making our community safer by providing non-emergency assistance to victims and families affected by domestic violence.  We are committed to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the public and our students regarding relationship violence, bullying, and cyber bullying.

HUGS Foxboro works in collaboration with the Foxboro Police Department, Foxboro Council on Aging & Human Services, and New Hope, Inc.  HUGS Foxboro is grateful for the financial support provided by private citizens, local businesses, The Foxboro Lions Club, and The Partners in Patriotism Fund.   

Donated funds have enabled us to assist women and families with transportation, lock changes, food, personal care items, and clothing.  In addition, we continue to sponsor education and awareness campaigns to eliminate violence in our schools and community.  

About HUGS Foxboro

HUGS Foxboro is committed to making our community safer by educating the public regarding relationship violence and by providing non-emergency assistance to victims and families affected by domestic violence.  Working in collaboration with the Foxboro Police Department and Foxboro Council on Aging and Human Services to help victims of domestic violence by:

   •  Offering a confidential Helpline (1-508-698-8784) for information about non-emergency services

   •  Referrals to a local domestic violence support group and a Foxboro community social worker

   •  Working with the schools and community to provide programs that create awareness and educate about violence

   •  Providing non-emergency assistance to victims and families affected by domestic violence. 

Garden of Courage Flourishes With Help from Ahern Students

After hearing a presentation by Maura Schaeffer, HUGS Foxboro President, a group of seventh graders from the Ahern Middle School were inspired to complete a service project.  In addition to helping with the garden, they came up with the idea of creating "inspirational stones" to add to the garden.