October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
There are events happening all over the state. Click the links below to learn more about what is happening in your local area, or call your local domestic violence resource center to learn more.
New Hope for Women | Waldo, Knox, LIncoln and Sagadahoc Counties
Family Crisis Services | Cumberland County
Family Crisis Services Hosts Dance For Hope!
Date: Saturday, October 18th
Location: Avant Dance & Event Center (865 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME 04092)
Event Description: This 90-minute Zumba class will have 100% of its proceeds donated to Family Crisis Services, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join your favorite Avant Dance and Event Center instructors in helping to support this great organization! And WEAR PURPLE!!! Suggested donation is $10; please feel free to give more and to spread the word!
(If you would like to make a donation but cannot make the event, please contact Tina firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about FCS, please visit: http://www.familycrisis.org/. For more information about Avant, please visit: http://www.avantmaine.com/
Private Violence Film Screening in Portland
Date: Monday, September 22nd
Time: Reception at 6:00pm, Film at 7:00pm
Location: Hannaford Hall on the USM Campus
Event Description: Co-Presented by SPACE Gallery, Family Crisis Services, Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, USM Women and Gender Studies Program, and USM Campus Safety Project with additional sponsorship from Aurora Provisions and Flora Bliss at Broadturn Farm. FREE to the public.
To view the film trailer, visit the PRIVATE VIOLENCE website.
Hope & Justice Project Co-Hosts Safe Homes Aroostook Fun Run/Walk
Date: May 4, 2014
Location: Gentile Hall, University of Maine Presque Isle Campus
Event Description: Together with Homeless Services of Aroostook, Hope and Justice Project is hosting Safe Homes Aroostook, an event to raise community awareness and funds to support two organizations that work to ensure safe homes for everyone in “the County.” This community, family-friendly event will get people MOVING while helping two important service agencies in Aroostook County. The proceeds from registrations and donations/sponsorships are divided evenly and go directly to Hope and Justice Project and Homeless Services of Aroostook.
Safe Voices Hosts Annual Walk/Run 5K to End Domestic Violence
Date: June 1, 2014
Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am. See below for full details.
Location: Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston
Event Description: This year’s annual Walk/Run to End Domestic Violence will take place on June 1, 2014 at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston. This will be the first year featuring a run, in addition to the walk. The 5K and walk will be on separate courses. Registration will begin at 8:00 am. The 5K run will begin at 9:00 and the walk will begin at 10:00. Events in the park will last until noon. The Maine Game Wardens, stars of the hit show North Woods Law, will be participating in the 5K and tabling at the event.
Registration for the race is $20. There is no fee for the walk. To register for the 5K, please visit the Safe Voices website and follow the links: www.safevoices.org. If you have questions, please contact Safe Voices.