MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS
Help for Women & Children

Maine domestic violence victims come from all walks of life, incomes, social ladders, professions, national origins, cultures, races, ages, genders, disabilities, marital status, veteran status and religions.

When you are searching for a safe place that can take care of abused and battered women and children, it is important to remember that your abuser could easily access your Internet activities if you are using the same computer or network. Take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid additional conflicts and use a different computer (at the library, at work or at a friend’s house), one he/she cannot access. If you are using a PC that is vulnerable, make sure you cover your tracks by deleting all e-mails and web browser usage and history.

CALL 911 IF YOU ARE A VICTIM. Domestic abuse can never be justified or excused, when both partners use violence to get what they want or to get their point across, it creates an environment that is extremely toxic and harmful to themselves and especially their children, who will grow up thinking a dysfunctional relationship is normal.


Here's a list of Maine domestic violence shelters for women and children:

Abused Women's Advocacy Project, P.O. Box 713 Auburn, ME 04210-0713 Hotline: 800-559-2927 Phone: (207) 795-6744 Famington: 207-778-6107, Norway: 207-743-5806, Rumford: 207-369-0750

Family Violence Project, 83 Western Ave P.O. Box 304 Augusta, ME 04332-0304 Hotline: (877) 623-3569 Phone: (207) 623-8637

Farmworker and Native American Units, 61 Main Street Bangor, ME 04401 Phone: (207) 942-0673 Hours: 8-3 pm Monday - Friday (closed at noon)

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, 170 Park Street Bangor, ME 04401 Phone: (207) 941-1194 Phone: 1-866-83-4HELP

Spruce Run, P.O. Box 653 Bangor, ME 04402 Hotline: (800) 947-496 Phone: (207) 945-5102

Woman Care 8 Winter Street, P.O. BOX 192 Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 Hotline: (888) 564-8165 (24 hours) or 1-888-564-8165

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, P.O. Box 1465 Ellsworth, ME 04605 Hotline: (800) 315-5579 Phone: (207) 667-0176 Fax: 207-667-8033

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women, P.O. Box 252 Harmony , ME 04942 Hotline: 888-7HELPLINE or 800-743-5754

Abused Women's Advocacy Project, Lewiston, ME Hotline: (800) 559-2927 Phone: (207) 795-6744

Domestic Violence Response Program Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, 88 Bell Road, Suite 2 Littleton, ME 04730 Hotline: After Hours Phone: (207) 694-1353 Phone: Director: Jane Root - Cell Phone: (207) 694-1353 Phone: Confidential/Client Phone: (207) 694-1353 Office Hours: Mon - Fri (8 am - 4 pm)

The Next Step, P.O.Box 303 Machias, ME 04654 Hotline: Hancock County 667-4606 or (800) 315-5579 Phone: Washington County 255-4785 or (888) 604-8692

Milo Outreach Penquis Valley High School, at the ITV building Milo, ME Hotline: 1-888-564-8165 (Number for Women's care)Hours: 10am-noon

Peaceful Relations Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Domestic Violence Response Program, P.O. Box 343 Perry, ME 04667 Hotline: (207) 853-2613 Phone: Office: (207)853-0644 Ext: 555 Fax: 207-853-6039

Battered Women's Project, 421 Main St., Suite 2 Presque Isle, ME 04769 Hotline: (800) 439-2323 Phone: (207) 769-8251

Family Crisis Services, P.O. Box 704 Portland, ME 04104 Hotline: 800-537-6066 Phone: (207) 767-4952

New Hope for Women, 17 Water Street Rockland, ME 04841-0733 Hotline: 800-522-3304 Phone: (207) 594-2128

New Hope for Women, 93 Park Street Rockland, ME 04841 Hotline: 800-522-3304 (24 hours) Phone: (207) 594-2128

Caring Unlimited, P.O. Box 590 Sanford, ME 04073 Hotline: 800-239-7298 or 207-324-1804 Phone: (207) 490-3227 Fax: 207-490-2186


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