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

MCEDV Statement on Changes to OVW Website

Many of our partners have expressed concern about changes to the definition of domestic violence reportedly made by the Trump administration, according to an article in Slate. We are grateful for the support and solidarity of our community in the face of a reported threat.  We want to clarify that, while the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women’s website…

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12th Biennial Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel Report Now Available

On Tuesday, October 9th, MCEDV gathered with community partners – including representatives from the Attorney General’s office, law enforcement, and surviving family members – to announce the release of the 12th Report of the Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel. The Report, which is produced through the Attorney General’s Office and focuses on identifying specific…

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Statewide Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

Each year, our member Domestic Violence Resource Centers throughout Maine host events, campaigns and vigils during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have compiled a list of events happening throughout the state. Find it here. Note: the list is subject to change; be sure to connect with your local Domestic Violence Resource Center on social media…

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