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 Responds to COVID-19

In this unprecedented time, we are collectively having to adapt our ways of being and operating rapidly in order to minimize the damage done by COVID-19. At the same time, we here at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence know that the virus is not the only potentially lethal threat faced in our communities.…

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MCEDV Releases 2019 Annual Report, Reveals 13,759 People Served Last Year

MCEDV’s 2019 Annual Report is now available. The report describes strides made last year in public policy, administration and community education, and provides a statistical snapshot of the services provided by MCEDV’s Domestic Violence Resource Center network. Find the full report here.

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Violence Against Women Act Bills Introduced in Senate

On Nov. 13th the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S. 2843) was introduced in the Senate.   S. 2843, sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein and co-sponsored by Maine Senator Angus King, is the VAWA that Maine survivors need. This bill:  explicitly clarifies the right of Maine tribes to hold non-native offenders accountable for domestic violence and sexual assault committed on…

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