A Message from Our Executive Director
Dear Community Members and Supporters of New Hope Midcoast,
New Hope Midcoast is ready for a year filled with opportunities. We want to start by thanking our communities for the support we regularly receive. This includes our most recent, ongoing Annual Appeal. New Hope Midcoast’s generous community of donors exceeded fundraising goals. Thanks to these individuals, we can offer more survivors the support they need on their path to safety and self-sufficiency.
This year will be one of continued growth as we look closely at our work in an effort to be even more responsive to each survivor’s unique circumstances. We invite everyone to become a part of the movement to end domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking. While we always appreciate monetary donations, you can contribute to our work in a variety of ways including hosting a fundraiser, or volunteering on our helpline (training required) or at a single event (newhopemidcoast.org/
Here at New Hope Midcoast, we know that when we assist individual survivors, we help families. When we help families, we strengthen our workplaces and our communities. Thank you, our wonderful community members, for your continued support!
Collecting Clothing Donations
We are now accepting quality new and gently used adult and children's clothing and accessories for our 2022 Pop Up Shop for Hope.
If you have items you would like to donate, please contact developmentdirector@
We thank our Corporate Partners:
Allen Insurance and Financial, Ballou and Associates, Bangor Savings Bank, Camden Dermatology, Camden Law, Cates Real Estate, CedarWorks, Dead River Company, Eastern Tire & Auto Service Inc., Edward Jones: Ken Gardiner, Camden National Bank, First National Bank, Gemini Marine Canvas, Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, Horch Roofing, Renys, Rockland Savings and Loan, Rockport Steel, The Sunshine Lady Foundation, and 2A architects, llc.
When my daughter began to consider leaving a difficult and dangerous domestic situation, she turned to New Hope Midcoast and received the level of care that I wish for everyone.
At first, staff simply listened, answered questions, gently asked a few of their own, then supplied information, and allowed her the time she needed to make her own decision. Never once did anyone at New Hope advise or even nudge her to choose one way or the other. I say “simply,” but there is nothing simple about a process that helps a young mother in crisis turn a whirl of conflicting emotion, self-doubt, and danger into a safe plan of carefully-considered and supported action. There is nothing simple about helping someone find or recover their strength. New Hope stayed in close contact, never failing to be patient, compassionate, and professional. They listened closely to my concerns as well, kept me in the loop when appropriate, and all the while kept their focus on my daughter. Her ultimate decision was valued and respected. I am sure it would have been, whether she chose to leave her partner or to stay.
This extraordinary care did not stop when the immediate crisis was resolved. My daughter remains very generously supported, deeply connected, and warmly welcomed at New Hope. She is filled with gratitude as am I, our friends and our entire family. I have no doubt that the New Hope team provides similar, outstanding service to everyone they serve. I will never be able to thank them enough. My daughter has lots of challenges ahead, but she now has a hope-filled life and carries joy and love in her heart once again.
How Can You Help New Hope Midcoast?
- Donate new or gently used quality adult and children's clothing to our upcoming Pop Up Shop for Hope. Email developmentdirector@
newhopemidcoast.org or call (207) 691.5969.
- Purchase There’s Grounds for Hope coffee at Rock City Coffee Roasters or Rock City Café. New Hope Midcoast receives 10%.
- Enjoy a two-night stay at the Lord Camden Inn fireplace rooms or suites at half price when you write a check to New Hope Midcoast for a minimum of $35 per night at registration.
- Become a volunteer!
take-action for different ways to volunteer and to apply.
- Join our dedicated team!
Visit newhopemidcoast.org/employment for a current list of openings.
- Give to our Annual Appeal at P.O. Box A, Rockland, ME 04841 or by clicking here.
“The abuser had a bad childhood”