Our Events

NHM recognizes that collective community involvement can be powerful and that change happens faster when people work together. Our annual events and fundraisers bring communities together in the service of ending domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking.

Domestic Violence Purple Ribbon

Our Annual Events

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: participating businesses display purple lights and ribbons as an expression of their commitment to ending domestic abuse.
  • Empty Place at the Table (EPATT): a traveling table display placed at quiet, contemplative locations such as libraries. The table is set with dinnerware donated by the families of individuals who have died as a result of domestic abuse. Visitors to the table are invited to reflect.
  • Roundtable Discussions: in-person groups intended to provide a brief overview of domestic abuse followed by the opportunity to explore the impact of domestic abuse in rural communities.
  • Shop for Hope: a sale of new and gently used adult and children's clothing and accessories held each summer. This event, a community favorite, is a great opportunity to purchase amazing items at incredible prices. Watch for our ads!
  • Speaker Series: high quality learning and discussion on topics related to domestic abuse. The series is also an opportunity to come together as a community, increase connections, network, collaborate and learn from one another.

We also offer many opportunities to learn more about domestic abuse including:

  • Auctions
  • Lectures
  • Webinars

Our News

Economic Abuse: Do Not Pass Go

By nhm | February 27, 2024

Economic Abuse: Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect Two Hundred Dollars By: Hillary Waterman, Community Prevention Educator Economic abuse can be just as devastating as physical abuse. To deny…

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It’s Complicated: Substance Use and Domestic Abuse

By nhm | January 18, 2024

It’s Complicated: substance use and domestic abuse By: Lori Rodriguez, Education Director Many believe that substance use is an underlying cause of domestic abuse, but this is a misconception. There…

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Where Does Safety Reside

By nhm | November 5, 2023

Where Does Safety Reside: The intersection of domestic violence and mass shootings By: Joan LeMole, Development Director and Hillary Waterman, Community Prevention Educator Recent events in Lewiston, coupled with the…

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Legal advocacy makes a difference for survivors of domestic violence

By nhm | October 7, 2023

By: Susanna Norwood, Legal Services Director The impacts of domestic violence can be felt in many ways-physically, mentally, emotionally, and even legally. As survivors work to build a life that…

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Talk offers strategies to prevent school-based sexual harassment

By nhm | September 15, 2023

By: Joan LeMole, Development Director School is much more than a place for academic learning. It’s a safe, secure place where students can feel valued, respected and nurtured. It provides a…

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Education plays a key role in preventing teen dating violence

By nhm | August 15, 2023

By: Lori Loftin, System Advocacy and Education Director When people think about survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, they often think about adults. However, for many, dating violence and…

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Volunteers make a difference in the lives of survivors

By nhm | July 7, 2023

By: Lori Loftin, System Advocacy and Education Director Volunteers have always played an important role in helping survivors of domestic abuse. A key component in that role is the right…

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(Ab)Using Technology in Intimate Partner Violence

By nhm | June 5, 2023

By: Joan LeMole, Development Director Technology is a double-edged sword when abuse is involved. For survivors of domestic abuse, it can be an effective tool for safety planning and finding…

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Newsletter: June, 2023

By nhfw_developer | June 5, 2023

New Hope Midcoast staff (l to r): Rebekah, Sabrina, Hillary and Lori A Word from Our Executive Director Greetings from New Hope Midcoast! It’s a busy time at New Hope…

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Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

By nhm | May 9, 2023

By: Hillary Waterman, Community Prevention Educator Domestic violence advocates talk a lot about safety planning. It is something we engage in on a daily basis on the job, whether we…

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Hosting a NHM Fundraiser

We would be glad to partner with you and your workplace to offer an event or fundraiser. Find out more information through our External Fundraiser Form, then contact us to discuss. Thank you!

New Hope Midcoast Locations

We offer 3 onsite locations serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties in Maine.

New Hope Midcoast
P.O. Box A, Rockland, Maine 04841


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