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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.

About New Hope / Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

About New Hope for Women


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.


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.


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

2018 At a Glance

Our Service Area

  • 4 counties
  • 1,805 square miles
  • 73 cities and towns
  • 6 islands with year-round populations
  • 148,128 residents

In our area, you'll find:

  • 15 police departments
  • 4 sheriff departments
  • 4 district courts
  • 3 hospitals
  • 100 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:

  • 3 youth educators
  • 7 victim services advocates
  • 1 Child Protective Services liaison
  • 1 on-staff attorney
  • 2 legal advocates
  • 35 trained volunteers

We collaborate with:

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

2018 service statistics:

  • 1,475 direct service clients
  • 4,660 hours of direct service, including 899 hours of legal service
  • 62 safe home nights
  • 6,061 direct service volunteer hours
  • 2,534 hours of community and youth education to 7,392 individuals

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