Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, began as a simple idea in 2012, a day that encourages people to do good. The initiative was the brainchild of Henry Timms at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Of course, it follows the days that encourage shopping: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and offers … Read More


Wondering about employment at TTD?

A job can be so much more than a way to earn money. Many people are considering a different path, engaging in a new adventure, and seeking work that is meaningful to them. If that is you, consider learning about the work of TTD and joining us, as an employee, volunteer, donor, or other type … Read More


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to … Read More


The Tactic of Gaslighting

The term gaslighting was adopted from a 1944 film where a man slowly manipulates his new wife into believing she is going mad. In the movie, the couple married after a 2 week ‘world-win romance’ and the husband, jealous and accusatory, then moves his new bride away from family and friends thereby isolating her and … Read More


Meet Through These Doors Youth Educators!

With kids home for the summer, don’t forget about our great resource @TTDTeen! It is run by our youth educators, Caroline, Emily, and Henry. The account encourages youth to empower themselves and others, build healthy relationship skills, stand up to dating violence, and share their voices! To learn more about TTD’s youth education program and … Read More


State of Maine Governor Mills bill to help protect children from domestic violence

From Maine.gov AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, June 23, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill from Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham. An amended version of LD 1408, “An Act To Increase the Protection of Children from Domestic Abuse and Violence,” increases training for guardians ad litem to better protect children from domestic violence. “The recent … Read More


City of Portland Shelter Moratorium

Through These Doors, Cumberland County’s domestic violence resource center reviewed the City of Portland’s “Order Establishing a 180-day Moratorium for Emergency Shelters in the Bayside Neighborhood” with disappointment and indignation. The Moratorium States: “The City of Portland’s homeless population has higher rates than the general public of individuals with lower socioeconomic status, racial minorities, those … Read More


Maine’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel Report

On April 28th, Through These Doors’ Executive Director Rebecca Hobbs joined Maine’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel. At a virtual press event, they presented the panel’s 13th Biennial Report. This year’s report includes a 20-year lookback at domestic abuse homicide in Maine, identifying areas of progress and work still to be done. Maine Coalition to … Read More


A Different Choice

Shining a light on Through These Doors’ Certified Batterers Intervention Program, A Different Choice. — A Different Choice provides weekly educational classes where men who batter are given the opportunity to examine and change the beliefs they hold that allow them to be violent or controlling of their partners. — Maine’s certified batterer’s programs are … Read More


Helping Immigrant Victims & Survivors of Abuse

The effects of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on immigrant victims can be magnified due to fear of seeking assistance and cultural differences. Some immigrants have fled difficult situations in their home countries. Others have been drawn to the United States by economic opportunities or other family members. The process of immigration can often be a difficult, … Read More


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