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Vera Roberts joins New Hope for Women Board of Directors

Posted Feb. 13, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 17, 2014, at 3 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — New Hope for Women is pleased to announce the addition of Vera Roberts to its board of directors. A resident of Rockland, Roberts is a senior vice president and regional commercial manager for Camden National Bank in Camden.

In making her decision to join the board of New Hope for Women, Roberts cited the organization’s important role in the communities it serves. “New Hope for Women provides incredible services in the midcoast communities to individuals and families affected by domestic violence,” said Roberts. “They deal with issues that are important to me, and I’m proud to be able to serve as a member of their board.”

New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It also provides important educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.

In 2013, New Hope for Women served 1138 clients, provided over 3300 hours of direct service, 3200 hours of volunteer hotline coverage, 4100 hours of community & youth education, and nearly 2000 hours of education to 76 clients of the certified batterer intervention program. Additionally, NHFW provided 11 safe home nights to eight individuals, and another 796 nights to six individuals in collaboration with the Shelter-Without-Walls program of the Knox County Homeless Coalition.

Learn more about New Hope for Women at www.newhopeforwomen.org or call 800-522-3304.

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