Working to End Domestic Violence

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Support Groups

Women’s support groups provide a safe place to talk with people who have experienced domestic violence in their lives. Attending a support group can help you discover that there are many other women who understand the pain of living with domestic abuse because they have been there themselves.

People who abuse their loved ones routinely blame their victim for their abusive behavior and women who are abused by a loved one routinely try hard to satisfy their partners in order to end the abuse. Support group can help you understand that the abuse is not about you, it’s about the abuser who is the only one with the power to stop it.

You do have the power to change your life! An environment of encouraging, non-judgmental peer support gives you the opportunity to discover what options you have for changing your life and begin to feel stronger and more hopeful as you remember once again that you have the right to make your own decisions in your own time.


All group locations, and the names and stories of group members are completely confidential.

Non-Judgmental Peer Support

All groups are facilitated by trained domestic violence victim’s advocates. The advocates are here to offer information, emotional support and referrals to other resources and to support you as you make the choices you feel are best for you.

Support Group Schedule

Confidential Support Groups are offered throughout Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship. All groups are offered free of charge.

For more information about the time and location of the support groups, please call your local office:

  • Androscoggin: 207-795-6744
  • Norway: 207-743-5806
  • Rumford: 207-369-0750
  • Farmington:207-778-6107