About Us

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Working to End Domestic Violence in Cumberland County

Family Crisis Services (FCS) was founded in 1977 and is the domestic violence resource center that serves victims and survivors in Cumberland County, Maine. We provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, primary language spoken, or immigration status.

Our Mission:

1. To provide programs which focus on individual advocacy and safety for domestic violence victims and their children

2. To work for and encourage institutional change to assign responsibility for abusive behaviour to the perpetrators.

3. To change the cultural values which perpetuate and support domestic violence through community education.

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Here’s How We Help:

We provide a free 24/7 confidential hotline to assist people who are currently in abusive relationships, are seeking to leave an unsafe relationship, or are still struggling with a former partner. Our hotline is for anyone in our community who is impacted by domestic violence – friends, family, coworkers, supervisors, police, counselors, clergy, and health care providers.

  • We have a 16 bed emergency shelter for women and children.
  • We offer support groups in Portland, Brunswick and Bridgton.
  • We help people with Protection from Abuse orders, safety planning, and court processes through our outreach programs in Portland, Brunswick and Bridgton.
  • We raise awareness of domestic violence through extensive community education and training.
  • We work to prevent domestic violence through the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program.
 

Family Crisis Services is funded in part by United Way of Greater Portland and Midcoast Maine, as well as the Maine Department of Human Services. We also depend on grants and corporate and personal donations to stay funded.

If you want to help, you can donate online or send a check to:

Family Crisis Services

P.O. Box 704

Portland, ME 04104