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About New Hope for Women

Mission

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.

Philosophy

New Hope for Women believes that the misuse of power to demean or control others fosters oppression and violence. This manifests itself as racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, religious bigotry, domestic abuse and other forms of violence. New Hope for Women believes that a just and peaceful society must commit itself to confronting and overcoming all forms of oppression and violence.

Vision

New Hope for Women envisions an end to domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

2016 At a Glance

Our Service Area

  • 4 counties
  • 1,805 square miles
  • 73 cities and towns
  • 6 islands with year-round populations
  • 147,591 residents

In our area, you'll find:

  • 15 police departments
  • 4 sheriff departments
  • 4 district courts
  • 4 hospitals
  • 109 elementary, middle, and high schools
  • 4 colleges
  • 4 New Hope for Women offices

We provide:

  • office hours and 24-hour hotline
  • emergency safe homes
  • legal services and court advocacy
  • support groups
  • 6 units of transitional housing
  • community education
  • youth education and advocacy
  • island services

Our service staff includes:

  • 4 youth and community educators
  • 6 victim services advocates
  • 1 Child Protective Services liaison
  • 1 on-staff attorney
  • 35 trained volunteers

We collaborate with:

  • schools
  • businesses
  • service organizations
  • healthcare workers
  • faith communities
  • criminal justice system

2016 service statistics:

  • 1,336 direct service clients
  • 4,176 hours of direct service, including 524 hours of legal service
  • 52 safe home nights to 23 clients
  • 3,237 hours of volunteer hotline coverage
  • 5,648 hours of community and youth education to 8,257 individuals

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