There are several ways to access support, including a district-wide school-specific liaisons, a Title IX Officer, and outside resources.
School Specific Resources for Students
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Explore the resources below to learn more about services that might suit your needs.
Through These Doors is Cumberland County Maine’s domestic violence resource center providing a full array of services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues. Offering community education, prevention, and training on domestic abuse to Cumberland County and engaging in efforts to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their actions.
TTD provides several services:
Residential Services and Emergency Shelter: A 16 bed temporary home is available in Portland to women (18+) and their children in who are experiencing domestic violence. (They also help male victims find a safe place to stay).
Local Support Groups: Through These Doors offers a variety of free support groups in Portland, Brunswick, and Bridgton for anyone who has experienced or is experiencing abuse in their relationship.
Court Advocacy: Outreach advocates are trained to provide information, and extensive individualized support to people who are victims of domestic abuse, throughout their civil or criminal court process.
Support for Victims of Human Trafficking: Through These Doors is a member of the Greater Portland Coalition against Sex Trafficking and Exploitation, they offer support to victims of human trafficking.
SARSSM provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy. We have been providing services since 1973.
SARRSSM provides several services:
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): SARSSM advocates are trained to provide information, and consistent, long term support throughout the survivors healing process. They may accompany their client to health care, law enforcement, or legal appointments. As well as providing case management, telephone support, advocacy with other social service providers, and free lawyer consultations.
Support Groups: SARSSM offers a variety of free support groups in York and Cumberland County for survivors of sexual violence. These groups provide an opportunity for survivors to break isolation, offer support to one another, share information and encourage healing. (Groups are private, and require screening).
The Opportunity Alliance is the state’s designated crisis services provider for Cumberland County. They provide mental health services through their crisis response programs, residential mental health treatment facilities, and case management programs for children, youth, and adults. The Maine Crisis Line and 2-1-1 information line provides 24/7 statewide support for callers seeking critical resources in their communities.
TOA provides several services:
Mental Health Services: Provides referrals to mental health services such as counseling or in home supports, advocates for children in the school systems, aids families in finding resources to meet basic needs-food, clothing, transportation, housing, etc.
Homeless Youth Services: Provides intensive case management for youth (ages 6-21) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as well as advocacy, monitoring, safety assessments, and referrals to mental health or substance abuse treatment