Jul 19, 2023
As part of the Liberation Series, Tamara speaks with Grace Kendall, Director of Development and Engagement at the Safe Voices Organization in Lewiston, Maine. From the Safe Voices website: Domestic Violence, also referred to as Domestic Abuse, is a pattern of coercive behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or actual use of physical violence, sexual assault, and verbal or psychological abuse. Many victims of abuse do not recognize that they are abused. Anyone can be a victim of abuse, no matter their race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, education, or income level.
Last year, Safe Voices assisted over 2,220 survivors. Safe Voices currently operates the only shelter and support services for victims of domestic abuse and violence, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties. Their offices provide person-to-person, individualized safety planning and advocacy, as well as support groups, information and referrals, court advocacy, transportation, accommodation for shelter, community education, and professional trainings. Safe Voices provides over 15,000 hours of direct support annually supporting victims of domestic violence, teen dating violence, stalking, and human sex trafficking. To see how you can support this amazing organization, visit www.safevoices.org.
24/7 Helpline 1-800-559-2927
Grace’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Abuse resources: