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Domestic Violence: Where To Get Help

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2004


Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free legal help with protection from abuse proceedings to eligible Native Americans who are victims of domestic violence. Call the nearest Pine Tree office for help:

Native American Unit: 1-800-879-7463
Portland: 774-8211
Presque Isle: 764-4349
Bangor: 942-8241
Augusta: 622-4731
Machias: 255-8656
Lewiston: 784-1558

You can also call one of the domestic violence hotlines listed below. Talk with the advocate. Tell her what you have experienced. She will be able to help you by providing:

  • crisis intervention
  • domestic violence information
  • confidential, emotional support
  • safety planning
  • advocacy
  • resource information and referral
  • help in getting protection from abuse/harassment orders
  • accompaniment to Tribal or non-Tribal Court proceedings
  • help in securing emergency shelter
  • material and labor to replace door locks
  • emergency cell phone
  • transportation to access other services needed as result of domestic violence

Domestic Violence Hotlines

Native American Services:

Peaceful Relations (Pleasant Point):
Hotline:
Or call the Tribal Police:
e-mail: nancy@wabanaki.com
853-2600, ext 250 (office number)
(toll-free) 853-2613
853-2551
Indian Township Health Center (Indian Township): 796-2321
(toll-free) 1-877-796-2020
Houlton Band of Maliseets:
During Office Hours (M-F 8-4):
After hours:
532-6401
694-1353
Aroostook Band of Micmacs
(Ask for Sarah DeWitt)
1-800-355-1435
764-1972
Penobscot Indian Nation:
(Ask for Clarice Chavaree)
817-7491

Other Domestic Violence Services:

Penobscot County
Spruce Run
947-0496
1-800-863-9909
Washington County
The Next Step
667-4606
1-888-604-8692
Aroostook County
Battered Women's Project
1-800-439-2323
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2004.2
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