Next Step has one main goal: to put an end to domestic violence.
Next Step's Blueberry Fun Run and Road Race is the kick off to the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features craft vendors, exhibits, and food. Course: 5 mile and 1 mile option: scenic, hilly loop course Awards for 5 mile: Top 3 female and male overall. Top female and male ages 14 & under, 15-24, 25-40, 41-55, 56-70, & 71 and older. Also 1st Walker and 1st Wheelchair. Awards for 1 mile: Top overall team. Top participant ages & under, 9-10, & 11-13. Team Awards: 1st and 2nd teams. Unlimited number may register. Top 3 score by place of finish. Ties are determined by fastest cumulative times.Learn more and Register
Next Step advocates will help and support you as you learn to navigate systems and access services like TANF, Child Welfare, secondary education programs, and community housing programs.More About Advocacy & Information
Our free, weekly support groups provide all women a chance to talk about domestic violence and share questions, concerns, and experiences with others who are facing, or have been faced with similar situations.Learn More About Support Groups
We also offer transitional housing, where we welcome families who need a place to live because they’ve left an abusive situation. You can stay in transitional housing, and participate in the programs we offer.More About Transitional Housing
At Next Step you’ll find a lot of helpful information including how to get a Protection From Abuse Order, navigate related civil matters like Child Protective Services, and handle TANF/ASPIRE and other social programs.Learn More About Legal Assistance
No matter how difficult your situation, it’s often hard to leave an abusive relationship for a lot of reasons.
If finding a safe place to live is one of those reasons, Next Step can help. Just call our hotline – 1 (800) 315-5579 – and we’ll talk to you about different options and resources, including our emergency shelter.Learn More About Emergency Shelter Options