Through These Doors serves as Cumberland County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center. TTD works together with survivors to offer holistic services, give voice to their experiences, and shape the community’s response to the issue of domestic abuse.  

COVID-19 and social distancing have elevated safety concerns of domestic violence survivors here in Maine. Through These Doors reports: during April - June of 2020, Maine domestic violence resource centers served 3,567 individuals. During this time, in comparison to April-June of 2019, Helpline Calls were up 20%, Other support calls were up 50%, and Electronic contacts were up 145%. 

In 1978, Pine Tree hired Maine’s first domestic violence legal aid attorney. In those early years, our priority was securing protection from abuse orders for victims of domestic violence. As our program has expanded and the laws have evolved, Pine Tree has adopted a more holistic approach to the legal needs of survivors. Today, Pine Tree operates a statewide family law and victim rights unit of 14 legal staff supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and trafficking. Over the past 42 years, Pine Tree has been and continues to be the primary provider of legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault statewide. 
We all have a part to play in ending domestic abuse and violence. The MCEDV shares many ways you can take action, including advocating, changing our culture, intervening, and volunteering.

How will you support Domestic Violence Awareness Month in your community? 

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Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a non-profit, is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on June 14, 1966. Our tax ID number is 01-02 79387. Pine Tree Legal Assistance is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”). As a condition of the funding received from LSC, Pine Tree Legal Assistance is restricted in certain activities in all of its legal work, including work supported by other funding sources. Pine Tree Legal Assistance may not expend any funds for any activity prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation Act, 42 U.S.C §2996 et. seq. or by Public Law 104-134. Public Law 104—234 §504(d) required that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders or programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation. For a copy of these laws or any further information, please contact: Executive Director, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, PO Box 547, Portland, Maine 04112; Tel. 207-774-4753.