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Mission Statement

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine is an agency of professional and trained volunteers dedicated to providing advocacy and support to survivors, families and concerned others affected by sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. SASSMM offers services to improve awareness and response by providing prevention, education and risk reduction programs throughout Eastern Cumberland, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.

Description

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine offers a 24-hour toll-free hotline offering an advocate who is understanding and ready to help. Trained volunteers offfer crisis support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse to their families and friends, no matter when the abuse occurred. Trained volunteers offer advocacy and information for survivors who choose to seek medical attention, report to the police, or go through the criminal justice system.

SASSMM also offers support groups for survivors in the process of healing and offers referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals in the community.

SASSMM offers community education dedicated to increasing public awareness about sexual assault and abuse prevention.

SASSMM offers training programs and policy development incorporating issues of sexual violence for various agencies and organizations.

SASSMM coordinates the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Collaborative which places a full-time advocate at five area law enforcement agencies to provide consistent, on-going, support, advocacy and referrals to survivors throughout their involvement with the law enforcement system.

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http://www.sassmm.org

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