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Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop It.
Posted: 01/01/2017January 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: 09/20/2016United 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!