Martha’s Cottage is the first transitional home for elder victims of abuse in Maine and one of very few such housing options in the country. The renovations of the house – whose exact location is not advertised to protect its residents – were funded through the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women.
The house was named after Martha, who endured decades of abuse from her husband and shared her story to benefit others.
Martha’s Cottage houses older women who are seeking safety from a violent home. Women can stay up to 24 months, and are offered support services to help them transition to a safe and secure setting. There are no costs for our services.
Call 800-269-3431 for more information or to access services for yourself or someone about whom you are concerned.