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New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.

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To assist women, men, their children, friends, family, and all people affected by domestic and dating violence, we offer the following services;

Get Informed

To aid in educating our community, providing awareness, and preventing domestic and dating violence, we offer the following prevention services;


Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop It.
Posted: 01/01/2017

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to talk about this very serious, unpredictable, and dangerous crime. Stalking is commonly defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. A stalker can be a current or former acquaintance, friend, intimate partner, spouse, or even a total stranger. 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United...

“I will never forget the Christmas you gave my children and me."
Posted: 11/30/2016

“I will never forget the Christmas you gave my children and me. I will never forget opening my mail to find a gift certificate to get my hair cut—I just sat and cried—someone still found me worthwhile!” 
— Former client of New Hope for Women

For more than a decade, businesses and individuals have been adopting a client family during the holidays.  Information is shared about age, gender, interests,...

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New Hope's August Book Discussion, Bath

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Book Discussion

 New Hope for Women, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center serving the Mid-Coast area, is hosting a book discussion group and we hope that if you are a book lover or interested in the topic of violence against women you will consider joining...

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