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Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM)
Contact Name: Emily McGregor Street Address: P.O. Box 990 Brunswick, ME 04011 Phone Number: (207) 725-2181 VISIT WEBSITE SEND AN EMAIL
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Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM)’s mission is to support and advocate for people affected by sexual violence, while working to prevent it in our communities. SASSMM offers services to improve awareness, prevention education, and response to sexual violence throughout Eastern Cumberland (Brunswick, Harpswell, and the surrounding Islands), Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Knox and Waldo counties. SASSMM’s main goals are to: improve accessibility of support services for all individuals impacted by sexual violence in the Midcoast; increase service provision and advocacy with survivors; and enhance our prevention and education messaging across schools, service agencies, businesses, and community members to change harmful social norms that perpetuate sexual violence.

Our advocates are available to offer support to survivors at every point in their healing process. This includes in-person and phone/text/chat/online video support as well as client accompaniments through medical/forensic exams ("rape kits"), reporting to police, navigating the legal system, or alternative paths to healing, including restorative justice. We also offer inclusive peer support groups to help survivors and friends/family through the healing process. These groups are sometimes based on specific topics or populations and can be held in-person or virtually via secure platforms. Group agreements are part of all support groups, to create a safe space for participants, including clients in incarcerated settings.

SASSMM's community education and training programs are tailored to the needs of civic groups, social service providers, health care providers, municipalities, and local businesses. Our education programs dispel myths about sexual violence; promote support for survivors of sexual violence; increase community awareness of services for survivors and for their family members and concerned others; and engage professional partners in collaborative prevention and response. SASSMM increases community awareness of sexual violence prevention through programming which shifts cultural norms regarding sexuality, gender, and violence, and which helps create environments promoting respect, equality, civility, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality. SASSMM’s youth programming in schools (Grades K-College) and beyond, embraces these themes through a scaffolded curriculum of interactive presentations and activities as a crucial addition to youths’ health education. Using methods that are consent-based, trauma-informed, and age-appropriate, SASSMM challenges youth to think outside the box about attitudes that contribute to gender-based violence.

24-Hour Statewide Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-871-7741
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