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Direct Services

New Hope for Women offers the following programs:

  • 24-Hour Hotline: Trained staff and volunteers are available 24-hours a day to provide support, safety options and information.
  • Emergency Shelter: Temporary shelter for abused partners and their children.
  • Transitional Housing: Long-term housing and personalized support for homeless survivors of domestic violence.
  • Court Advocacy: Assistance in understanding and navigating the legal system and obtaining legal protection.
  • Island Outreach Program: Intervention and prevention services offered directly to the Islands in our service area.
  • Advocacy and Referrals: Information about community services, and support and assistance in dealing with them.
  • Services for Children: Programs on family and dating violence for students, faculty, and childcare providers, as well as crisis counseling for students in area schools.
  • Community Response Program: Consultation and training to assist organizations in coordinating a consistent and helpful response to domestic and dating violence.
  • Support and Education Groups: Support and education groups for women in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. Support groups for teens in some of the area schools.
  • Time for Change: A 48-week certified batterer intervention program for men who abuse their partners.