Are you worried about how your partner, spouse, or someone who used to be is treating you? Are you dealing with the effects of past abuse? Are you concerned that someone you love is being abused or is abusing others? Do you want to know how to deal with that situation and help people you care about?
Abuse can happen to people of any religion, race, age, or gender. It does not matter how much or how little money people have or their level of education. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender experience domestic violence. It can happen to anyone.
If you are being abused, you are not alone. Violence and abuse are never your fault. There are steps you can take to improve your safety and begin to build a life free of abuse. We can help. TTD’s 24-hour helpline is a great resource for anyone affected by domestic abuse. Please call our free, confidential Helpline at 1-800-537-6066.
Our helpline is answered by an answering service. An operator will ask for your name and a safe phone number. An advocate will call you back from a blocked or restricted phone number within 15 minutes. If you would feel more comfortable speaking to an advocate in a language other than English, please tell the operator which language you prefer. The advocate will return your call with an interpreter.
If you live in Maine, outside of Cumberland County, check out other statewide resources from the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence here.