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

Welcome to New Board Member and Staff!

By nhm | May 26, 2021

We are excited to have new board member, Cathy Landau-Painter, and staff member, Susanna Norwood-Burns join us. Cathy’s career spans the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As a former partner…

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Maine Association of Realtors Foundation Grant Assists with Sheltering

By nhm | May 22, 2021

Sheltering individuals who choose to flee their circumstances is an ongoing priority made a bit easier this year with a generous $10,000 grant from the Maine Association of Realtors Foundation.…

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40 for 40 Campaign

By nhm | May 20, 2021

We have recently launched a 40th Anniversary fundraiser to celebrate our time serving Maine’s Midcoast communities. With a goal of $4,040, the campaign begins May 22nd and runs for 40 days…

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New Hope for Women Receives Healthy Relationships Grant

By nhm | May 3, 2021

New Hope for Women is the recipient of a $50,000 Healthy Relationships Community Grant from the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). A $3million…

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New Hope for Women Receives Camden Rotary Large Grant

By nhm | April 23, 2021

NHFW devised new sheltering options during the pandemic when many shelters were closed or limiting intake due to social distancing guidelines. With victim-survivors needing longer term sheltering than we typically…

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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


24/7 Helpline Midcoast Maine 1-800-522-3304

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