Director of External Relations
Chair, Melissa Morrill
Vice Chair, Sue Hall-Dreher
Secretary, Connie Jones
Treasurer, Jill Annese
Mark Waltz, Commander
The mission of the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine is to promote the awareness and prevention of elder abuse through direct services, training, research, outreach, and advocacy.
Through our hallmark program - Martha's Cottage - we provide transitional housing and supportive services that help older victims escape abusive situations and find long-term safety and peace.
We were founded as a community coalition in 1995. Since that time the Institute has:
Sponsored local, regional and statewide conferences,
Provided train-the-trainer and workplace training workshops,
Produced public service announcements and
Established support groups for older victims of domestic violence.
After more than a decade providing education, outreach and advocacy, in 2009, through a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, we launched our unique transitional housing options and supportive service program for elder victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Since then, we have served more than 350 people both in our Cottages and through community-based support.
All of our services are provided to our clients at no cost. We are able to do this through financial support from businesses, individual donors, private foundations, the State of Maine and through the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Contact us for more information.