The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is saying goodbye to Executive Director Julia Colpitts, who has been at the helm of the Coalition since 2010. Colpitts has accepted a Deputy Director post with the National Network to End Domestic Violence in Washington, DC.
My Body, My Voice Readers Theater Performance
Co-hosted by Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center, and Rape Response Services
Date: Thursday, March 12th
Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center Street, Brewer
Event Description: Reproductive coercion affects millions of women. Join us to learn more about how it impacts our community while supporting organizations working to end the violence. Suggested donation $5.
Dating Violence Awareness Game with the Maine Red Claws
Date: Saturday, February 7th
Location: Portland Expo
Event Description: February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Join MCEDV and the Maine Red Claws for a night of good basketball and awareness-raising. Red Claws players will be wearing purple, the color of domestic violence awareness. Bring the whole family out to the Expo... You will have fun, and show that you support safe, healthy relationships!
Join MCEDV and #Act2EndIt this February!
Maine/New Hampshire Victim Assistance Academy
Dates: Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13, 2015
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine
Cost: $125. Scholarships are available.
Description: The goal of the Academy is to help Advocates become more skilled in their professions and to create a way for ongoing victim service professional development. The Academy is a comprehensive academically based foundation level training to help build the capacity of victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel and other professionals who work with victims. While some participants have previous training in their area of specialization, the Academy provides an overview and in-depth understanding of the entire field of victimization, victim rights and victim assistance.
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.