Meg Stone is the Executive Director of IMPACT Boston, an empowerment self-defense program based in New England. She has gotten grants for abuse prevention and empowerment self-defense programs from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NoVo Foundation through the Just Beginnings Collaborative, Raliance, the Vera Institute of Justice, and numerous other local and national funders.
As a result of grant funding, IMPACT Boston developed an empowerment self-defense program for people with intellectual disabilities and is currently training a group of Chippewa instructors to bring IMPACT to the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota. Under Meg’s leadership, IMPACT was invited to join Jane Doe, the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. IMPACT currently collaborates with rape crisis and domestic violence programs throughout the state.