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Serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties in Maine

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People With Disabilities

Does Someone Who is Supposed to Care For & About You…

  • Often make fun of your disability?
  • Tell you that you’re unable to make decisions?
  • Keep you from talking to or seeing other people, including friends, case managers, or advocates?
  • Deny access to equipment or programs that might help you live more independently?
  • Hurt, or threaten to hurt you or your children?
  • Threaten to tell social services that you’re unable to care for yourself or your children because of your disability?
  • Use your money or possessions without your permission?
  • Restrain you unnecessarily?
  • Withhold your medication or over-medicate you?
  • Deny food, water, help with toileting, proper and clean clothing, or shelter?
  • Leave you alone with no way to call for help?
  • Blame your disability and the stress of caring for you for their abusive behavior?
  • Force you to do sexual things you’re uncomfortable with?

Abuse is NOT a price you have to pay for care. If someone is abusing you, or if someone you know is being abused, please contact our Helpline. We’ll work with you as you explore your options and you decide what’s best for you. You don’t deserve to live in fear. No one does.

Support FVP

Thanks to your generosity, we can continue to provide so many needed and important services: our helpline, advocacy work, support groups, shelter & supportive housing, prevention & training programs, children’s work, and Menswork, a program that works directly with abusers who want to change their behavior.


Donations can be mailed to:
Family Violence Project
P O Box 304
Augusta, Me 04332-0304

Online donations can be made via DonorPerfect:



We couldn't provide the services we do without the ongoing support of a large and active network of volunteers. There are many ways volunteers work with and support us. If you are interested in donating your time, please contact Jaime, Co-Director of Advocacy Programs, at 2076238637, x302 or [email protected]