Friday, May 24, 2024



The Transition House battered women’s shelter had a transition of its own Nov. 21, 2005, at the YWCA. A celebration recognized the contributions of interim executive director Joyce King, right, and welcomed new executive director Norma Wassel, standing. Seated between them is new treasurer Althea Smith. Founded in 1975, Transition House is the oldest such shelter in New England, and the second oldest in the nation. (Photo: Schuyler Pisha)