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Community Allies

Out of State Out of State $10,000 from the PEW Charitable Trusts for 6 local business summits on early childhood $664,000 American Recovery Act money for Maine Children’s Growth Council support and communications, Maine Families’ Home Visiting $275,000 from Nellie Mae Foundation for communications to legislators and business on early childhood Maine Early Childhood Funders […]

Staff Support and Influence

Provided support for outcomes in: Domestic Violence  2008 Public health advisory issued on domestic violence issued by Maine CDC Director at Governor’s press conference with Maine Medical Association 2009 Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Unplugged events with business leaders discussing why preventing domestic violence matters to their businesses CDC includes ACEs questions in BRFSS in 2010 […]

Convening/Facilitating Activities & Outcomes

Domestic Violence Meeting with Maine Development Foundation’s CEO Laurie Lachance to talk about a measure of growth for domestic violence resulted in: $66,000 to MDF to work with business on dv awareness Distribution of the newly produced Department of Labor’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Training manual for employers to all MDF member businesses and organizations […]


Strengthening individual knowledge & skills Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault – FY 10-12/$85,838 primarily to work in conjunction with Boys to Men and Add Verb to work with young men to become more than bystanders when confronting inappropriate behavior of their peers.  Backbone Zone website and Facebook page still operating. USM Muskie Center – FY 09-11/$93,585 to […]


The Bingham Program has been working to change the cultural acceptance of violence against women and children since 2006 using the Spectrum of Prevention as our framework because it helps people move beyond the perception that prevention is just education . The Spectrum works on all levels from strengthening individual skills to changing policy and […]