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

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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Taking a Closer Look at Economic Abuse

By nhfw_developer | April 6, 2023

By: Hillary Waterman, Community Prevention Educator Denying someone the right to work or have equal access to money is not only mean and unfair, it’s a form of domestic abuse.…

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Domestic Violence Roundtable Discussion: May 19th in Rockland

By nhm | April 3, 2023

Join us for this important discussion! New Hope Midcoast, Midcoast Maine’s comprehensive Domestic Violence Resource Center, will host a free Domestic Violence Roundtable Discussion from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, May…

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New Hope Midcoast Launches Matching Challenge

By nhm | April 3, 2023

Please join us as we ask everyone to assist in creating a place where people feel safe, supported and included. All donations received from now through April 30 will be…

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Newsletter: March, 2023

By nhm | March 27, 2023

A Word from Our Executive Director Happy Spring as we move into the warmer months with longer days! This newsletter finds us busy with strategic planning. The process will include…

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St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Knit and Fundraise Challenge” Sparks Donations to Shop for Hope

By nhm | March 7, 2023

Rebecca Leonard of Spruce Head is participating in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Knit and Fundraise Challenge.” She saw our request for quality new and gently used clothing and accessories (jewelry,…

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Maine Realtors Support Victims of Domestic Abuse

By nhm | February 24, 2023

The Pen Bay Council of the Midcoast Board of Realtors recently presented us with a check from a recent fundraiser. Maine Association of Realtors Foundation matched these funds for a…

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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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