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

Remembering Lt. Tom Keller

Lt. Tom Keller, retired from the Portland Police Dept., was one of the first police officers in the State of Maine, even the nation, to work alongside domestic violence advocates to create safe spaces for victims and survivors of domestic violence. In the story of Family Crisis Services’ Shelter, Tom said of the early days … Read More

Fall 2020 Matching Campaign Results

Through These Doors is excited to announce that we raised $75,000 from our Fall 2020 Matching Campaign! In October, we asked for our community’s support in meeting the needs of domestic violence survivors. They heard our ask and responded in a way we could not have imagined. By the end of December, we hoped to … Read More

Thank You for Your Support in 2020!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Through These Doors in 2020! Generosity isn’t about how much you give. It’s about why you give. We are so grateful for all of your support! Here are some ways your 2020 donations supported survivors: 7,783 Helpline Calls Taken 5,854 Nights in Emergency Shelter 954 People Helped in … Read More

Speaking My Truth

My name is Jenny. I am speaking my truth with you because survivors’ voices must be heard. All too often, we are the silent ones in the story. The ones talked about, but that are not heard. As I share my story, please keep in mind I am going through a transition in my life … Read More

TTD Announces Fall 2020 Matching Campaign

Through These Doors is excited to announce our Fall 2020 Matching Campaign! A generous gift from the New England Patriot’s Foundation of $100,000 provides matching opportunities for all donors during this campaign. Together, with the Patriots, we have established an Emergency Fund to provide COVID-19-related support and strengthen Core Services to people experiencing domestic abuse … Read More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It’s a time to honor victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. Violence, abuse, and trauma touch everyone’s lives, leaving a devastating impact on people from every background, identity, and circumstance. In October 2020, Through These Doors (TTD) will undertake several activities and … Read More

TTD Announces Generous Gift

Through These Doors is pleased to announce a generous gift from the New England Patriot’s Foundation of $100,000 to support TTD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through These Doors is the only Maine nonprofit to receive this contribution. Since the onset of the pandemic in mid-March, Through These Doors has provided emergency shelter relief in … Read More

In Memory of Juliet Holmes-Smith

Through These Doors is feeling a collective broken heart at the death of Juliet Holmes-Smith. As many in our community know, Juliet was a visionary and a worker, an advocate who never tired of striving to make the world a better place. Her obituary tells the story of a woman with a strong sense of … Read More

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