To help prevent the spread of the illness COVID-19—also known as Coronavirus—Next Step’s Ellsworth and Machias Resource Centers will remains closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. If you need to
speak to an advocate, please call our 24-hour helpline—1-800-315-5579.

We are here for you—just not, for the time being, face-to-face.

Domestic Abuse Hotline

Call Now 1-800-315-5579


That’s right. You can call our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — even on holidays ­­– if trouble is brewing, you need help fast, or if you just want to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through.

If you’re worried about your safety and the safety of your children, or frightened and confused by what’s happening in your home… call our hotline today. It’s free and confidential …and just might be the first step toward living the life you deserve.

If you’re worried about a friend or family member, we can help with that too.

Call today. 1-800-315-5579

Remember, our hotline is always free and confidential!