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

Newsletter: June, 2024

By nhm | June 4, 2024

Hannah, our Residential Services Director and Rebekah, our Executive Director, recently attended the rebranding celebration of the Knox County Homeless Coalition, now Homeworthy. We’ve collaborated with them for years and…

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Keeping Pets Safe, Too

By nhm | June 3, 2024

Keeping Pets Safe, Too By: Josephine Harriman, LSW, DV-CPS Liaison and Advocate Any devoted pet owner will tell you pets are a part of the family. And as such, how…

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Coercive Control: The Bottom Line in Domestic Abuse

By nhm | April 30, 2024

Coercive Control: The Bottom Line in Domestic Abuse By: Joan LeMole, Development Director  Domestic abuse research and reporting often focus on physical violence. But this narrow frame may be misleading.…

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NHM Receives $1,500 Grant from Camden Rotary Club

By nhm | April 27, 2024

The Camden Rotary Club honored this year’s recipients of charitable grants during a recent meeting. We recently received a $1,500 grant to support housing for victims of domestic abuse. Camden…

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Strategic plan brings new direction, priorities to NHM

By nhm | April 12, 2024

Legal Advocacy Director Susanna Norwood with Boothbay Harbor police officers after a recent training. By: knox.villagesoup.com ROCKLAND – New Hope Midcoast, the region’s domestic violence resource center, recently announced new…

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Newsletter: March, 2024

By nhm | March 22, 2024

A Word from Our Executive Director Dear New Hope Midcoast Supporter, We are excited to let you know that we’ve completed a new Strategic Plan that will strengthen the network…

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Impacts of Abuse on Mental Health

By nhm | March 19, 2024

Impacts of Abuse on Mental Health By: Lori Rodriguez, Education and Outreach Director Survivors of domestic abuse often experience impacts on their mental health. Sometimes these effects are temporary, and…

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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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Newsletter: December, 2023

By nhm | December 21, 2023

Pictured from left to right, Vera Roberts, Board President at New Hope Midcoast, Rebekah Paredes, Executive Director at New Hope Midcoast, and Terri Tooley, Treasurer of the Board of Directors…

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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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