Hospital Accompaniment

Our specially-trained advocates can accompany survivors on hospital visits to provide additional support. Sometimes these visits can feel daunting or confusing. Our advocates can be there to offer encouragement, act as an ally, and help make connections to additional resources.


We know that every person’s situation and experience is different. Our advocates help victim-survivors figure out what will work best for them. For more information, please call our 24/7 helpline:

Support and Encouragement

If you have been physically assaulted, you can go to the hospital and receive a forensic exam from a specially trained nurse. These Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) nurses provide expert, trauma-informed care. You are able to get your injuries documented even if you do not want to involve the police, and even if you never chose to use this documentation as evidence. Forensic Nurses are also able to assess and treat any injuries. During the exam, an advocate from NHM can be present for emotional support. This allows the SAFE nurse to focus on your medical needs while the advocate focuses on your emotional needs.

Forensic Exams are sometimes referred to as “rape kits,” but they are not only for sexual assault. Anyone can seek a forensic exam after any kind of assault. We especially encourage anyone who has been strangled to seek medical attention as soon as possible, and to request a forensic exam as soon as you arrive at the emergency room. NHM partners with all area hospitals including Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital, LincolnHealth - Miles Campus and Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.

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

24/7 Statewide Helpline