What We Do

New Hope for Women is the only domestic abuse resource center serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. Since 1981, our staff have been here to serve individuals affected by domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking.

Looking up into trees photo by Matt Bango

What We Believe

New Hope for Women believes that a life free of violence is a fundamental human right and works to build a culture that will not tolerate abuse. We advocate for survivors as they create pathways to safety, and educate and empower our communities to ensure a more just and effective response to domestic abuse and violence.

Core Values

Our core values serve as guidelines for all that we do. Our staff and board work together to define values that represent the ideas we hold dear as we work with one another, with our clients and with the communities we serve.

Trauma-informed Perspective:
All client interactions and advocacy work promote healing and recovery. This includes respect for confidentiality and attention to the whole person.

Commitment to Social Justice:
Gender-based abuse and violence are social justice issues that affect the individual, the family and society as a whole. We seek to transform a culture of oppression into one of safety and acceptance and maintain inclusivity, intersectionality and equity as essential tenets of our work.

A Culture of Empowerment:
We engage clients, coworkers and community partners with compassion and respect. We believe that clients have the ability to make the best decisions for themselves at any given time.

Fostering Collaborations:
We seek to nurture mutually beneficial relationships that promote a coordinated community response to abuse and violence. Teamwork, resourcefulness and healthy boundaries among staff, and between staff and the communities with which we work are essential pieces of this process.

New Hope for Women Locations

We offer 4 onsite locations serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties in Maine.

New Hope for Women
P.O. Box A, Rockland, Maine 04841


24/7 Helpline Midcoast Maine 1-800-522-3304

24/7 Statewide Helpline