Support Our Work
You can make a big difference in someone’s life and family.
And you can do it several ways …
- Schedule a training session or interactive workshop for your professional colleagues, or school/community group and help others understand the difference between abuse and healthy relationships – and learn about many other related topics. Help us end violence and abuse through education and awareness activities.
- Volunteer – We depend on qualified people to help us do our good work.
- Donate – Your gifts mean – and do – so much. They help make possible everything from our helpline and advocacy work to our shelter & transitional housing to our community awareness activities. Thank you!
- Create, attend, or help out with events that raise awareness about domestic abuse or 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 in the future. We believe that by changing social attitudes that foster abuse in our culture, we will someday live in a world that is free of abuse and violence.
We host and sponsor several awareness events throughout the year. On the first Sunday in May, we organize an annual joint-fundraiser with Homeless Services of Aroostook called Safe Homes Aroostook. In February, we work with schools and youth groups in Aroostook County to organize events and presentations for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. And in October, we host various events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
We are always willing to schedule more events throughout the year. For information, please call 207-764-2977.
Your gifts help us help others in so many ways
To everyone who helps support our hotline and advocacy work, our shelter and transitional housing, and our community awareness activities, a big thank you!
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Please send your gift to:
Hope & Justice Project
5 Erskine Street
Presque lsle, ME 04769
Things we pass along to people throughout the year, in 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 & school supplies for children;
- Coloring books and crayons;
- Notebooks for notes and journaling;
- Underwear and socks (all sizes for both women and children);
- Personal hygiene things: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, cotton swabs;
- Memory sticks – flash drives.
Things we need in our Houlton, Caribou, and St. John Valley shelters all the time:
- Towels (bath & kitchen);
- Blankets, sheets, and pillowcases;
- Sweatshirts & sweatpants – all sizes;
- Paper things: toilet tissue, paper towels, tissues;
- Feminine Hygiene products – tampons, pads, etc.;
- Storage bags and garbage bags;
- Aluminum foil;
- Plastic wrap;
- Cleaning supplies;
- Laundry detergent;
- Dish soap and dishwasher detergent;
- Batteries – all types;
- Cooking spices, oils, sugar, and flour;
We depend on the hard work of a committed group of volunteers – helpline workers, special project volunteers, and our board of directors. And 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.
We need …
- Helpline volunteer – We offer comprehensive training for our volunteers who help staff our 24-hour helpline. The training is long – 40+ hours over 6 weeks – but you’ll walk away with the information and practical experience you need to confidently answer helpline calls and offer support and a 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. Become a safe voice for someone in need.
- Special projects volunteer – Help out when we need extra hands at an event, hang up posters, distribute outreach materials, clean offices, or do some gardening or yard work at one of our buildings. You never know what might come up…
- Board member – 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 have an interest in being on our board, let us know with a call – 207-764-2977 – or by email, and 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!
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