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$50,000 grant to aid local victims of domestic abuse

Jun 03, 2021

Rockland — New Hope for Women is the recipient of a $50,000 Healthy Relationships Community Grant from the Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.

A $3 million dollar joint initiative, the Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association grants focus on three distinct areas: supporting programs that build and improve mental health resiliency among vulnerable populations, improving relationship skills for the next generation and strengthening services to survivors of domestic violence.

Applications were evaluated on an assessment of the population served, organization strength, impact, partnerships and sustainability of programs.

New Hope for Women will use the grant to assist survivors in rebuilding their lives, support rebranding efforts and increase mental health services for those residing in the agency’s transitional housing that will soon expand from six to 17 units.

Incidences of domestic abuse increased significantly worldwide since the pandemic. The agency’s four-county Midcoast Maine catchment area is no different.

New Hope for Women provided 5,016 nights of emergency hoteling totaling $81,000 during the first 12 months of the pandemic. This is more than 25 times the number of nights the previous year and significantly more than the $7,500 typical annual spend.

More information regarding New Hope for Women’s comprehensive services is available at or by calling 594-2128.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Jun 04, 2021 09:19

GREAT to hear this.

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