To create and encourage a social, political, and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists, and to ensure that all people affected by domestic abuse and violence are supported and that batterers are held accountable. MCEDV mobilizes and coordinates community action through a statewide network of domestic violence projects. Through these partnerships, we focus our resources on public policy, education, and systems advocacy.
MCEDV OFFICE LOCATION and CONTACT INFORMATION
We have moved to One Weston Court, Box#2 Augusta, ME 04330.
Our new phone number is 207-430-8334, our new fax number is 207-430-8348 Contact us at:
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence believes violence in intimate relationships is supported and encouraged by our culture. The use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control is manifested in sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism, and other oppressions. All of our struggles against oppression are related.
Any person in an intimate relationship could be battered. Our individual and collective success in overcoming oppression depends upon working together toward changing individual and institutional behaviors and societal attitudes that allow the abuse of vulnerable people, primarily women and children.
We support equality in relationships and oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others. All people have the right to control their own lives. Support, information, and access to resources strengthen their control of their lives. In order to create a violence-free world, we must also recognize the needs of all children and include them in our struggle.