Family Violence Project (FVP) is working to end domestic violence in Kennebec and Somerset counties. We believe it will take the whole community to accomplish our mission. This includes a strong and committed work force. Won’t you consider joining our professional advocacy staff?
FVP is seeking a direct service advocate. Do you enjoy interacting with people in work that truly makes a difference? If so, we invite you to consider shelter-based advocacy with survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
What is an advocate? These are some of the essential qualities:
- Excellent listening skills
- Strong grasp of community resources and how to help survivors access them
- Unyielding belief that people can make their own decisions, with support, information, and resources available to them
- Appreciation for the diversity and complexities of human lives
- Willingness to assess and challenge one’s own beliefs and bias
- Collaborative in approach to work with individuals and with co-workers
Read More “SHELTER ADVOCATE—Full Time”
The vision of the Family Violence Project is a community where violence is unacceptable and people treat each other with respect. Read More “Vision, Mission, Philosophy”
It takes a community to end domestic violence
Thank you to the many businesses, foundations, groups and individuals who con- tributed to FVP through community events. We appreciate all your efforts to help.
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Family Violence Project runs support and empowerment groups in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan. The groups are focused on the needs of women who want to increase their safety in a currently abusive relationship, want support as they leave an abusive relationship, or for support as they rebuild their lives after leaving an abusive partner. Read More “Survivor Story and Poem”
“It will take a community to end domestic violence.” Read More “What I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving”
It is one person choosing to abuse his or her partner; and most often, the abuse happens within the context of a current or past intimate relationship. Read More “It is not the relationship that is abusive”
What does it take to make a miracle happen? What does it take to be part of the miracle when it does happen? Or better yet, what does it take to be a miracle? Read More “What does it take to be a miracle?”
As a Family Violence Project Prevention Educator, this is something I hear frequently when I present our school-based programs to men in our Batterers’ Intervention Program. What they leave unsaid is this: “Maybe then I wouldn’t have ended up being arrested for domestic violence assault.” Read More “Why didn’t they teach this when I was in school?”