MCEDV, New Ventures Maine Receive Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Grant to Address Economic Abuse

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) is partnering with New Ventures Maine (NVME) to address economic abuse as a tactic of domestic violence abusers. This year-long collaborative project, funded by the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Grant, will involve domestic violence advocates from three domestic violence resource centers (DVRCs) across the state working with…

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The Role of Reproductive Freedom in Ending Domestic Violence

The right to determine what happens to our own physical selves has everything to do with our safety and wellbeing. Attacks on bodily autonomy are central to the issue of domestic violence. The behavior of those who commit domestic abuse is rooted in the belief that they have the right to make decisions about every…

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An Open Letter to My Abuser: Today I Forgave You

by Leslie Tolly It’s Sunday, November 6, 2016 and today I forgave you.  It’s been 5 years since the last time you physically harmed me… it was time. When I first sat down to write about my experience, I wrote about what happened.  I put on paper every heart wrenching detail.  When it was time…

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