New Hope for Women Celebrates 40th Year with New, Responsive Website

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:15pm

New Hope for Women, now celebrating its 40th anniversary as Midcoast Maine’s only domestic violence resource center, announces the launch of its new website at As part of the agency’s rebranding, the improved website helps community members affected by domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking quickly find what they need.

The site is now mobile-friendly with immediate connection to the agency’s helpline and direct access the national chat service. The site also provides detailed, up-to-date content on legal services, emergency sheltering, housing, and support groups. Enhanced information on prevention and education services includes how to recognize abuse and teen dating violence, and how technology can impact abuse. There is clear access to services, trainings and resources. Also incorporated are greater accessibility for the visually impaired, translation services, enhanced donation options including planned giving, and more ways for the community to become involved in efforts to end oppressions. “We now have a website that’s much more responsive to local community need” said Executive Director, Rebekah Paredes, “and we’re delighted to introduce it as the first step in reimagining New Hope for Women.”

A new, gender-inclusive name and an updated logo are also part of this year’s rebranding process. New Hope for Women invites the public to watch for these changes and to visit the website often as information will be continually updated

Incorporated in 1981, New Hope for Women is Midcoast Maine’s only comprehensive domestic violence resource center serving all Midcoast Maine residents regardless of age and identity. The agency is part of a consortium of nine domestic violence resource centers and a member of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV). MCEDV supports domestic violence resource centers and advocates for policy changes that provide safety for victim-survivors while holding abusers accountable. New Hope for Women’s services are free and available to all regardless of identity.

For more about New Hope for Women, visit or call (207) 594.2128.