Support Our Work
You can make a big difference in someone’s life and family in several ways:
- Schedule a training session or interactive workshop for your professional colleagues, school, or community group to help others understand the difference between abuse and healthy relationships and learn about other related topics. Help us end violence and abuse through education and awareness.
- Volunteer – We depend on qualified people to help us do good work.
- Donate – Your gifts mean and do so much. They help make possible everything from our helpline and advocacy work to our shelter and transitional housing to community awareness activities. Thank you!
- Create, attend, or help with events that raise awareness about domestic abuse, raise funds for the Hope & Justice Project or both!
At Hope & Justice Project, we see our mission as two-fold. Not only are we dedicated to providing services to anyone affected by abuse and violence, but we devote much of our time to trying to prevent abuse from happening. We believe by changing social attitudes that foster abuse in our culture, we will someday live in a world free of abuse and violence.
We host and sponsor several awareness events throughout the year. In May, we organize a joint fundraiser with Homeless Services of Aroostook, Safe Homes Aroostook. In February, we work with schools and youth groups to organize events and presentations for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.
Your gifts help us help others in so many ways.
To everyone who helps support our helpline, advocacy work, shelter, transitional housing, and community awareness activities, thank you!
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Please send your gift to:
Hope & Justice Project
5 Erskine Street
Presque lsle, ME 04769
Items we give to people throughout the year in our shelter and outreach locations:
- Non-perishable food
- Gift cards for gasoline, groceries, and general merchandise
- Gift cards for services
- Diapers/Pull-ups – all sizes
- Baby wipes
- Backpacks and school supplies
- Coloring books and crayons
- Notebooks for notes and journaling
- Underwear and socks (all sizes for both adults and children)
- Personal hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc.)
- Memory sticks or flash drives.
Items needed at our Houlton, Caribou, and St. John Valley shelters:
- Towels (bath and kitchen)
- Blankets and sheets
- Pillows and pillowcases
- Sweatshirts and sweatpants – all sizes
- Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc.)
- Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, etc.)
- Storage and garbage bags
- Aluminum foil
- Plastic wrap
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap and dishwasher detergent
- Batteries – all types
- Cooking supplies (spices, oils, sugar, flour, etc.)
- Coffee and tea
We depend on the hard work of a committed group of volunteers, including helpline workers, special project volunteers, and our board of directors. We’re always hoping for more. If you’re interested in helping people affected by abuse and violence, we hope you’ll consider becoming a volunteer.
- Helpline Volunteers – We offer comprehensive training for volunteers who help staff our 24-hour helpline. The training is long at 40+ hours over 6 weeks. Still, you’ll walk away with the information and practical experience needed to answer helpline calls confidently, offer support, and be listening ear to callers, whether they’re in crisis or just seeking information. An experienced staff advocate is always available by phone to provide you with support and information, should you need it, as you work with those affected by abuse. Volunteers can also choose to meet in person with people in need of our help along with an experienced staff member during business hours at the Hope & Justice office that’s most convenient to them. Become a safe voice for someone in need.
- Special Projects Volunteers – Help when we need extra hands at an event, hang up posters, distribute outreach materials, clean offices, or do gardening or yard work at one of our buildings. You never know what might come up!
- Board Members – Join our board of directors. Our volunteer board members support strategic planning, raise funds, oversee the financial and programming management team, and keep the organization connected to the community through their personal and professional associations. If you are interested in being on our board, let us know by phone at 207-764-2977 or by email. We’ll forward your contact information to the board president. Your name will be on the list for consideration when we next recruit new members. Survivors of abuse and violence are encouraged to join.
We Need You…
Thinking about becoming a Hope & Justice Project volunteer? We appreciate any time you can give us! Please fill out our volunteer application and let us know how you can help. Call 207-764-2977 or email us at [email protected] for more information.