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

Take Action and Stay Connected

By nhm | February 14, 2023

By: Angela McIntyre, New Hope Midcoast Youth Educator  February is Teen Dating Violence Action Month. Why is it important to dedicate a month to taking action to end teen dating…

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For Survivors, Safe Housing Is Critical for Moving Forward

By nhfw_developer | January 30, 2023

By: Joan LeMole, NHM Development Director and Melissa Arndt, Communications Consultant Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and their children in the United States. Between 22…

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Barnswallow Books Donates Items for Clients

By nhfw_developer | January 20, 2023

Barnswallow Books in Rockport collected much-needed items for our clients under their holiday tree! We are grateful to Barnswallow and David Richman who delivered diapers and cleaning supplies to New…

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NHM Receives $1,335.25 Through the Target Circle Guest-Directed Giving Program

By nhm | January 11, 2023

New Hope Midcoast will receive $1,335.25 through the Target Circle Guest-Directed Giving program! Target donates quarterly to selected local and national nonprofits. Amounts are based on the percentage of votes…

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Empowering Survivors is Key to Ending Domestic Abuse

By nhm | December 21, 2022

By: Lori Loftin, NHM Education and Outreach Director Central to New Hope Midcoast’s work with survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, and stalking is a lens of empowerment. The Oxford…

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Barnswallow Books Collects Items for New Hope Midcoast Through Christmas, 2022

By nhm | December 14, 2022

Barnswallow Books of Rockport is collecting some much-needed items for clients in our residential programs. These include sizes 1, 4 and 6 pull-up diapers, and general house cleaning products like…

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NHM Thanks Heavenly Threads

By nhm | December 7, 2022

New Hope Midcoast recently donated clothing to Heavenly Threads, a facet of the First Congregational Church of Camden. Proceeds from their sale of donated quality home goods and clothing benefit…

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Preventing Abuse Before it Begins

By nhm | November 25, 2022

Preventing abuse before it begins Youth education is a crucial part of primary prevention. By: Allison Fortin, NHM Youth Educator & Advocate, Hillary Waterman, NHM Community Prevention Educator, and Lori…

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UScellular Donates $28,150 in Wireless Hot Spots and Service to NHM

By nhm | November 21, 2022

ROCKLAND, Maine (Nov. 21, 2022) – To help provide reliable and safe internet access and opportunities and keep local families connected, UScellular has donated 25 wireless hotspots and two years…

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Hope for the Holidays: Holiday Shopping

By nhm | November 14, 2022

Hope for the Holidays: Holiday Sale This year we are offering a variety of items to suit everyone on your holiday shopping list. All items are made locally and all…

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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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