Articles by Rebecca Hobbs


Next Step to host a community conversation on domestic abuse in Ellsworth

By Rebecca Hobbs on Jan. 22, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Next Step Domestic Violence Project will host a community conversation on domestic abuse at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School. Next Step will provide this public forum for the local community to come together and discuss issues of abuse and violence in the home. …

Melissa Fairfield of Next Step Domestic Violence Project receives the annual Advocate for Justice Award from the Maine Judicial Branch

By Rebecca Hobbs on Dec. 23, 2013, at 12:34 p.m.
Melissa Fairfield, Legal Program Coordinator at Next Step Domestic Violence Project, recently was honored by the Maine Judicial Branch with the 2013 Advocate for Justice Award. The Performance Council of the Maine Judicial Branch annually presents the Advocate for Justice Award to ‘that person, judge, employee, legislator, public official, lawyer, …

Grant funds awarded to The Next Step Domestic Violence Project

By Rebecca Hobbs on Sept. 27, 2013, at 5:06 p.m.
Next Step has recently received four significant grant awards from the State of Maine and Federal government agencies: From the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services, to provide domestic violence services in District 7, Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine. From the Maine Department of Public Safety, to serve …