Like most domestic violence programs, the Family Violence Project has a two-fold purpose:
We directly support people affected by domestic abuse,
- We make every effort to educate and increase the awareness about domestic violence and eventually bring it to an end
Last year we served more than 7000 people in need -- we answered 3983 helpline calls and met one-on-one with 3131 people. And that doesn't count all those we serve in our support groups and housing and advocacy programs!
We've grown, but our mission remains the same: to end domestic abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties by increasing victim safety, empowering survivors, and advocating for social change.
Our free services include our helpline, emergency and transitional housing, support groups, education and prevention programs, children’s services; and advocacy. Through all of these programs, we offer sound information and guidance so people affected by abuse can consider their options, make informed decisions, move ahead and live safely and productively.
We are a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, funded primarily by by state and federal governments along with United Way of Kennebec Valley and United Way of Mid Maine, Maine State Housing Authority, and the generous donations of people and businesses in the communities we serve.
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