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MCEDV Recognizes Attorney, Advocates
as 2020 Champions of Change

AUGUSTA – As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly towards creating safety and justice for survivors of domestic abuse and violence with its Champions of Change Awards.  The awards were given virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first…

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Maine Women’s Fund Grant to Support MCEDV Member Programs

MCEDV is pleased to be the recipient of $27,791 through the Maine Women’s Fund’s Safety First for Women’s Fund. The money will be distributed directly to MCEDV’s nine member programs throughout the state to support their efforts to keep survivors of domestic abuse and violence safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine Women’s Fund Executive Director…

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MCEDV Calls for Racial Justice

Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. George Floyd. For too long, we have been naming black people murdered by police in America.  Their deaths ripple outward: to the children robbed of their parents, to the partners grieving their loved ones, to the colleagues mourning their coworkers, and to the friends left alone. Every time an officer kills a black person, entire communities are traumatized both by the loss and then again by our society’s failure to act for justice.   Until we address and overcome racism in our culture, we cannot create a…

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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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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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New Housing Services Coordinator Position Open at MCEDV

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) seeks a full-time Housing Services Coordinator.  A new position at MCEDV, the Housing Services Coordinator ensures the development and effective implementation of MCEDV’s programming related to shelter, transitional, and permanent housing access for individuals and families affected by abuse and violence. The Coordinator, in partnership with MCEDV…

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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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