MCEDV has been working steadily for 40 years to end abuse in Maine, and in that time we have created real change.
Donations like yours allow us to move our mission forward, one day at a time, by:
- Advocating for policies that will help survivors of violence, hold abusive people to account, and create social change to end abuse. Recent successes include the 2012 law outlawing nonconsensual pornography – commonly referred to as “revenge porn” – and the 2017 law directing judges to view Batterer Intervention Programs as the first choice of interventions for domestic violence offenders.
- Providing learning opportunities for advocates and others working with survivors of domestic abuse. Our members serve 13,000 people each year, and we help them do the very best work they can do.
- Increasing the public’s understanding of the factors that drive domestic abuse – and how they can take action to help. The Take Action Maine Campaign, a collaboration with Daughters of Change, increased calls to our statewide helpline number by 35% in its first year.
These are just a few examples of the work we do out of our coalition office. None of it happens in isolation; rather, we have an impact because of community members like you.
And our work together is not over, so thank you for your support of our mission.
Donations to MCEDV are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.