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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Initiatives

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

Statewide Domestic Violence Awareness Events 2019

This October, communities across Maine will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Download the full statewide list here. Mark your calendars for an event near you — and don’t forget to participate in our #TakeActionMaine social media campaign.

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Registration Open: Training for Mental Health Professionals in Hallowell

Join us Sept. 24th and 25th at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell on for our 12-hour Mental Health Curriculum, presented by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. On Sept. 24th, we will cover the first two of four modules. Sign up here. On Sept. 25th we will cover the second two of four modules. Sign up here.…

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Free CLE Training for Attorneys Interested in Assisting Survivors of Abuse

Survivors’ access to legal representation in civil court reduces the probability of future domestic violence*: Survivors rate the filing of a protection order as one of the two most effective tools for stopping domestic violence, second only to separating from the abuser.** In one study, 83% of survivors represented by an attorney successfully obtained a…

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