What We Do

 

Rape Response Services serves Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, Maine.

 

Confidential, Toll Free, Crisis & Support Line:  Support and information available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any person impacted by sexual violence or stalking.  To reach Rape Response Services call 1-800-310-000.  Statewide call 1-800-871-7741.  TTY# 1-888-458-5599.

 

Advocacy:  An advocate is a person who supports someone in their process of healing from their experience of sexual violence. We believe that everyone has the right to make their own decisions. Advocates are available to offer support in healing over the phone or in person. Advocates can make referrals for additional help & services. Specially trained Legal Advocates are available for support through the legal process including protection from abuse orders. To reach an advocate at Rape Response Services, call 1-800-310-0000.

 

Online Helpline: Advocates will be available on scheduled evenings from 8pm-10pm to speak with you online in a secure, anonymous forum, available to you at ONLINE HELPLINE!

 

Support Groups: Our support groups are a safe place where those whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence come together to learn tools for healing and to offer and receive encouragement in healing. To find out more information or to join our support group, please email ashaw@penquis.org or call 1-800-310-0000.

 

Medical Accompaniment:  Advocates are available 24/7 to accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital or to any medical appointment related to an assault. Call 1-800-310-0000 to request an Advocate.  Statewide call     1-800-871-7741.  TTY# 1-888-458-5599.

 

Elder Services:  Specially trained advocates are available to support elderly victims regarding any issue related to sexual violence. We are available to host teas and lunch & learns with the elder population. We are also available to provide trainings to caretakers of the elderly regarding sexual violence. Contact aturallo@penquis.org or call 1-800-310-0000.  To learn more about elder abuse click here.

 

School Based Education: Our age appropriate, research based programs are available for students from Pre-K to College. To request a prevention education program, email rrsinfo@penquis.org or call 1-800-310-0000 or 207-973-3651.

Community & Professional Trainings: We provide training programs tailored to the specific needs of civic groups, social service providers, health care providers, municipalities, and local businesses. Contact rrsinfo@penquis.org call 1-800-310-0000.

SART: The Sexual Assault Response Team coordinator promotes community collaboration to create and maintain an effective victim-centered response to sexual violence by working to unite law enforcement, medical staff, and victim/survivors through trainings and outreach. Contact rrsinfo@penquis.org

Volunteer: We offer a 40 hour volunteer training based on statewide training standards to community members interested in becoming a volunteer. Volunteers assist with Medical Accompaniments, Tabling Events, Community & Awareness Events, and our Annual Auction. For information on our next training, contact aturallo@penquis.org

 

In accordance with federal regulations, Rape Response Services does not discriminate in the access to or provision of its services.