Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022: Act to End Abuse and Violence in Maine

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022: Act to End Abuse and Violence in Maine

MCEDV and our member programs recognize October as Domestic Violence Action Month. Domestic violence programs across Maine will host a variety of events and campaigns, honoring survivors and encouraging communities to move beyond awareness and take action to end domestic abuse. Follow MCEDV and your local domestic violence program directly for the most up-to-date information.

MCEDV 
  • Liberation Fund Fundraiser – Donate to the Liberation Fund, MCEDV’s direct financial assistance program for survivors in Maine. Every dollar helps individuals and families overcome barriers to safety and freedom!

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Hope & Justice Project
  • Music in the Park – September 8th, Bicentennial Park, Madawaska
  • Hope & Justice Project Family Fun Day – October 1st, Riverside Park, Presque Isle
  • Hope & Justice Project Family Fun Day – October 8th, Monument Park Ampitheater, Houlton

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NextStep Domestic Violence Project  
  • Home Should Be Safe Yard Sign Campaign – Throughout October, Hancock & Washington Counties
  • Clothesline Project – October 3rd, UMaine Machias
  • Clothesline Project – October 4th, Washington County Community College

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Partners for Peace
  • Paws on Parade – October 1st, Husson University, Bangor
  • Tabling at Bangor District Court – October 6th, Bangor
  • Tabling at Bangor Housing Authority Resource Fair – October 7th, Bangor
  • Tabling at Eastern Maine Career Fair, EMCC – October 13th, Bangor
  • UMaine March Against Domestic Violence – October 14th, Fogler Library, University of Maine Orono
  • October 30: Erin’s Run 5K – October 30th, Bangor

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New Hope Midcoast
  • Empty Place at the Table – October 11th, Skidompha Public Library
  • Teen Talks – Oct. 12th, Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta
  • Teen Talks & Empty Place at the Table – Oct. 26th, Rockport Public Library, Rockport
  • Library Resource Tables – Throughout October, libraries in Bath, Damariscotta, Rockport and Belfast
  • Co-op for Community Days Tabling & Fundraiser – Wednesdays throughout October, Rising Tide Co-op, Damariscotta
  • Vigil for Victims & Survivors – October 28th, virtual

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Family Violence Project
  • Somerset County Domestic Violence Vigil – October 6th, Green Space behind 151 Water Street, Skowhegan
  • Waterville Creates – October 12th, Waterville
  • Race to End Domestic Violence – October 16th, Hinckley

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Safe Voices
  • Virtual Lunch & Learns – Tuesdays throughout October
  • “Maid” Viewing & Discussion at UMaine Farmington – Thursdays throughout October
  • Purple Flower Project & Open House – September 30th, Lewiston
  • Domestic Violence Memorial Vigils – October 3rd, Lewiston, Rumford, & Farmington
  • Tabling at River Valley Pumpkin Fest – October 15th, Rumford
  • Wear Purple Day – October 20th
  • River Valley Walk to End Domestic Violence – October 26th, Rumford

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Through These Doors
  • Purple Light Nights – Throughout October, Portland, Bridgeton & Brunswick
  • Nonprofit Beverage of the Month – Throughout October, Rivalries, Falmouth
  • Maine Marathon – October 2nd, Portland

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Caring Unlimited
  • Federal Jack’s Lobster Bake to Benefit Caring Unlimited – October 9th, Federal Jack’s Brewpub, Kennebunk
  • Partnering for Restoration: Domestic Abuse and Faith Response – October 15th, Saltwater Vineyard Church, Biddeford

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