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Important New Hope for Women COVID-19 information.

Due to COVID-19, New Hope for Women has concluded that it is best to temporarily suspend all in-person services. We are making sure that our helpline is available to everyone 24/7. This can be a scary time, and we are here for you at 1-800-522-3304.


Camden Conference Community Event
Posted: 12/18/2019

New Hope for Women will lead a Camden Conference Community event from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th at the Rockland Public Library.  This pre-conference event will take as a premise that traditional and social media have a growing influence on the ways in which we learn, write, and speak about domestic violence. With Education and Outreach Director, Kelly O'Connor as presenter, attendees will explore the power of accountable language, how we talk and write...

Glow Purple Campaign Gains Support From 200 Companies
Posted: 10/09/2018

This campaign includes the distribution of strings of purple lights, New Hope For Women Domestic Violence Awareness Month posters, and purple ribbons to local businesses, agencies, and municipal buildings within the four-county catchment area. By displaying the purple lights, ribbon, and poster, businesses indicate that they are a committed partner in ending domestic and dating violence in our communities. In addition, the purple lights, ribbon, and poster are a show of solidarity with survivors of...

New Hope's Pop-Up Shop Raises More Than $15,000
Posted: 08/30/2018

ROCKLAND, ME, August 30, 2018—New Hope for Women’s special event raises more than $15,000 during the “New Hope’s Pop-Up Shop” through their VIP opening event on August 20, 2018, and open to the public days August 21 and 22, 2018, at the Yellow Barn to help eradicate domestic violence.

The VIP Event included special guest speaker Shannon Kinney from Dream Local Digital, light bites and drinks and first dibs on...

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,...

Thankful for Non-profits
Posted: 10/20/2016

My 50th birthday is coming up right after Thanksgiving, and as I reflected on my half-century of being alive, I realized I have dedicated over half of my life working in the non-profit sector. Working for non-profits has both rewards and challenges. The biggest rewards for me have been working with other colleagues and organizations to devise solutions to difficult problems that exist for people in my community. Being able to step in to help...

United Mid-Coast Charities Distributes $547,000; Fifty-eight Service Agencies Receive Checks
Posted: 09/20/2016

United Mid-Coast Charities awarded $547,000 to 58 nonprofit organizations in Knox and Waldo Counties during a check presentation ceremony in Rockport on Sept. 20.

The event began with a tribute to outgoing UMCC President Steve Crane, who has shepherded the organization for the past two years.

Myths and Facts about Relationship Violence
Posted: 08/23/2016

Relationship violence refers to a pattern of abusive behavior toward a current or former partner. Types of relationship violence include verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.


MYTH: A person who is abusive cannot be a loving partner.

REALITY: When they are not being abusive, abusers are often described as loving, playful, affectionate, attentive, and sensitive partners.


MYTH: Relationship violence occurs in a small percentage of relationships.

REALITY: It is estimated that relationship violence occurs in 1⁄4...

Our Next 40-hour Hotline Volunteer Training Session Starts Soon
Posted: 08/15/2016

Donate your time and talent to help members of your community affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. You can be the compassionate and non-judgmental voice on the other end of the phone, right from your home.  Staff support is always provided.

Our next 40-hour hotline volunteer training session starts soon!

Click here to apply!

Community Nights in January Cohosted by New Hope for Women, Cafe Miranda and The Gautschi Center
Posted: 12/31/1969

Join New Hope for Women and Cafe Miranda Rockland at the The Gautschi Center, 8 Elm Street, Rockland on Thursday, January 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for fine hors d'oeuvres, art and conversation. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $45 per person and available now at A portion of the evening proceeds will benefit New Hope's work to eradicated domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. We look forward to seeing you there!