Connecting People, Creating
Frameworks For Change.

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence seeks to create and encourage a social, political, and economic environment that fosters communities where the diversity, dignity, and contributions of all are respected and celebrated, and domestic abuse and violence no longer exist.

What We Do

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence serves our network of nine members throughout the state, helping them do the very best work they can for survivors of abuse. We also provide support for state level partners as they respond to abuse, create frameworks to inform the public's understanding of the issue, and advocate for policies that will hold abusive people to account and keep survivors safe.

Training & Technical Assistance

MCEDV offers training, consultation and technical assistance to statewide and multi-regional entities, seeking to improve their responses to domestic abuse.

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Public Policy Work

MCEDV strives to bring the voices of survivors to discussions of public policy, and to center our solutions on those most impacted by abuse.

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Member Services

MCEDV offers support to our nine members as they work in communities across the state to provide direct assistance to people affected by domestic violence, and to improve the ways communities and institutions respond to abuse.

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MCEDV engages in collaborative initiatives that further our mission and address the root causes of abuse.

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Get Help

Our member resource centers are available to all people impacted by domestic abuse and violence. Are you looking for help managing the risks posed by your partner? Could you use some non-judgmental emotional support? Maybe you are worried about someone in your life who is experiencing abuse? No matter which of these applies, advocates are here for you. Don’t hesitate to call.

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Take Action

Domestic abuse and violence impacts our entire community. Together, we can transform our culture into one where domestic abuse and violence no longer exist. Every day, Mainers are finding ways both big and small to make a difference. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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Learn About Abuse

Get the facts about domestic abuse. Learn about common tactics of abusive people, find statistics, access Maine-specific publications and materials, and more.

Domestic Violence Information & Resources

Latest Blog Posts

#DVAM2021: “What Does Safety Mean?”

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, domestic violence programs across Maine will host a variety of events and campaigns, exploring what safety really means for people experiencing domestic abuse and violence. Below is a partial list of those efforts. Please follow your local domestic violence program directly for the most…

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New Laws Strengthen Maine DV Intervention Programs

Two pieces of legislation that strengthen Maine’s programming for people who commit domestic abuse are now law:   LD 1491: An Act to Ensure Access to and Availability of Violence Intervention Services to Reduce Domestic Violence in Maine  People who perpetrate domestic abuse and violence live and work in our communities, and so our responses must also be community-based. Last week, LD 1491:…

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Governor Mills Signs New Economic Abuse Protections Into Law

On Thursday, June 8th, Governor Mills signed into law LD 947: An Act to Address the Long-Term Impact of Economic Abuse by a Spouse. MCEDV worked with Representative Laura Supica of Bangor and Pine Tree Legal Assistance to put forward this legislation. It further responds to the call of survivors across Maine for more effective…

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