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Working to End Domestic Violence in Cumberland County, Maine Since 1977

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Cumberland County Maine’s domestic violence resource center providing a full array of services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues. Offering community education, prevention, and training on domestic abuse to Cumberland County and engaging in efforts to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their actions.

Working to End Domestic Violence in Cumberland County, Maine Since 1977

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Cumberland County Maine’s domestic violence resource center providing a full array of services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues. Offering community education, prevention, and training on domestic abuse to Cumberland County and engaging in efforts to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their actions.

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Only of its kind in the county

Through These Doors began its work in 1977 as Family Crisis Shelter and continues to work together with survivors to offer holistic services, give voice to their experiences, and shape our community’s response to the issue of domestic abuse.

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Social Change Advocacy

TTD supports individuals experiencing domestic violence, while working to end domestic violence everywhere. We connect with survivors and their supportive networks to strengthen our community as a whole and to create solidarity around the issue of violence against women.

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Community Focused

TTD calls on community members, partners, leaders, and ourselves to respond, repair, and prevent the damage caused by violence.

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Intentional Inclusivity

TTD celebrates the experiences of people of all ages and identities and center the needs and voices of marginalized groups in our programs, services, and practices.

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Survivor Centered

TTD engages in meaningful relationships that affirm the whole person, honoring our interdependence with each other and our environment.

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Innovative Services

TTD learns from survivors and community members, developing and adapting services to respond to the changing world. We help rather than rescue survivors.

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24 Hour Helpline

We can help. Call our free, confidential Helpline at 1-800-537-6066 or 207-874-1973. Trained, experienced advocates are available 24 hours a day by phone for support, information, and safety planning. We are here to listen and support.

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Residential Services

TTD’s residential services program includes Emergency Shelter for people fleeing abuse and Transitional Housing which provides long-term support and assistance with housing. Emergency shelter can be accessed by calling our 24-hour helpline. Transitional housing is a two-year program that requires an application. Sometimes where you are is just not safe. Please contact TTD for assistance.

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Support Groups

Through These Doors offers support and educational groups throughout Cumberland County. These groups are for anyone who has or is currently experiencing abuse in their relationship. We provide a variety of groups and all groups are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Talking with others who have been through similar experiences can be empowering and life-changing. Contact us to learn more.

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Advocacy Services

Through These Doors operates three outreach offices in Cumberland County, Maine in Portland, Brunswick, and Bridgton. TTD advocates assist with Protection from Abuse orders, help navigate the court systems, assist with safety plans, and provide information and referrals related to the legal system. Navigating these complex systems while trying to stay safe can be overwhelming. Our advocates can help.

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Education & Prevention

At Through These Doors, we believe we must join together as community members, partners, students, and leaders to end domestic violence. Our educators and prevention advocates are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of anti-oppression work and inspiring others to help create a safer community for all. Through These Doors Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program, YAAPP, works with schools and community groups.

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Violence Intervention

TTD maintains a Community Batterer’s Intervention Program (CBIP) program called ‘A Different Choice.’ ADC’s weekly groups for men who batter are facilitated by trained educators using the Duluth Model as its curriculum. TTD’s CBIP is certified by the Maine Department of Corrections.

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Innovative & Responsive Organization working to End Domestic Violence in Cumberland County Maine

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Innovative & Responsive Organization working to End Domestic Violence in Cumberland County Maine

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