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.

Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

Raising Awareness and Honoring People Affected by Abuse

Please help Next Step brighten the night with 1,000 purple lights!
(See below for information on how to sponsor lights.)

In October 2020, Next Step will light at least one purple light for each of the 1,000 people who typically use our services each year. The lights are meant to show survivors of domestic violence that they are not alone, and that they live in a community that is working to break the isolation of abuse. Two Tree Lighting Ceremonies will mark the end of the 2019-20 Shine a Light campaign and kick off of the 2020-21 campaign.

Tree Lights Black & White
Tree Lights Color

4th Annual
Shine A Light