Rockland Festival Grant Assists Victims of Domestic Violence

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:15am

New Hope for Women, a nonprofit 501c3 and the only fully accredited domestic violence resource center in Midcoast Maine, recently received a grant from Rockland Festival, Inc. to assist with sheltering residents of Knox County who are victims of domestic violence. We know that this past year has been challenging on so many levels and want to let the benefactions committee and the people of Rockland know how much we appreciate this donation. The annual Maine Lobster Festival, generally a source of fun and a booster to local revenue, is also a source of community enhancement and giving. Surplus money is donated to many local nonprofits and area businesses that serve community needs. Even without the festival this year, the committee still found it possible to stretch their dollars so that good things happen for people in need.

New Hope for Women provides a full-range of advocacy services including legal services and court support, emergency sheltering, access to safe homes, transitional housing, support groups, hospital accompaniment when injury is incurred as a result of domestic violence, education in local schools and at community functions, a liaison embedded in Child Protective Services at the Department of Health and Human Services to assist with domestic violence cases involving children, and a 24/7 helpline. You can reach us at (207) 594.2128 or by mail at P.O. Box A, Rockland, ME 04841. Our helpline is available to everyone at 1.800.522.3304.