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Sun Chronicle: The Adams Street Pub in Biddeford held several events during October to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and recognize the services provided by Caring Unlimited, York County’s only domestic violence program.
WMTW News 8: Shernay Williams reports on a domestic violence forum in Lebanon hosted by the state police and Caring Unlimited. Organizers stressed the importance of connecting victims to support groups to help people create safe exit strategies.
The Lebanon Voice: Rachel grew up with the man who was to be her husband and the father of their four children. They met at the age of 5, were childhood sweethearts, went to church together and fell deeply in love. Never did she imagine that one day he would come home, throw a tantrum in front of their kids after seeing her cooking a meal he didn’t like, drag her by the hair and put a gun in her mouth. But he did
WMTW News 8: It's a way for those affected by domestic violence to share their stories, the Survivor Stories Project had its second showing at Biddeford High School tonight. The show, organized by the group, Caring Unlimited, is made up of stories written by victims of domestic violence who live in York County, and then read on stage by a volunteer cast.
The Journal Tribune: “How did we get here? Actually, that is not what I was thinking as I was frozen in place, on my knees, eyes unblinking and staring wide-eyed up at my husband while he held his service weapon in my mouth. Time seemed to have stopped. I couldn’t breathe. ..."
Seacoast Online: In past Octobers, Caring Unlimited has marked Domestic Violence Awareness Month by honoring those who died in Maine over the past year. This October, the York County domestic violence hotline, housing and support organization recognized the living by letting them tell their stories.
The York Weekly: October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In anticipation of the event, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) in Washington, D.C. has just published a new study of women who were murdered by men in single victim/single offender incidents...
WCSH 6 NEWSCENTER: Caring Unlimited offers a number of programs for victims of domestic violence, and since 1998, those programs have included transitional housing.
WMTW-8: A domestic violence shelter may have to cut services after one quarter of its staff were laid off because of federal budget cuts.
York County Coast Star: Caring Unlimited will present the "V" word centerstage next weekend when local actresses present "The Vagina Monologues" on stage at Kennebunk Town Hall auditorium.
WGME13: Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed into law new extensions to the Violence Against Women Act, and with that, freed up what many say is badly needed funding to fight a deadly problem.
WCSH6: Nikita Naumowicz, a senior at Noble High School, has been a part of YAADA since her freshman year. YAADA, Young Adults Against Dating Abuse, is a school based program of Caring Unlimited. Nikita is helping to educate her peers on the dynamics of teen dating violence and healthy relationships.
York County Coast Star: While others rang in the New Year with noise makers and champagne toasts, approximately 100 people gathered on Gooch's Beach to make a splash in 2013 with the annual Caring Unlimited Atlantic Plunge.
Fosters Daily Democrat: On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11am Caring Unlimited will host the 12th Annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk to benefit York County's Domestic Violence program.
WCSH6: 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil Schedule for Wednesday, October 3. Since 1987 the month of October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). With this recognition, October is a time when Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, works to increase awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in York County.
Sanford News: Since 1987, the month of October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). With this recognition, October is a time when Caring Unlimited, a Sanford-based domestic violence program, works to increase awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence throughout York County. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Caring Unlimited will begin its recognition of DVAM with the first of many special events, the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Speak Out at Central Park on Main Street at 6 p.m.
Sanford News/ Seacoast Online: On Saturday, July 14, more than 300 runners and walkers participated in the fifth annual Nicole's Run/ Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited, York County's Domestic Violence Resource Center.
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited formally recognized and thanked the hundreds of individuals who support the organization's work as volunteers during an annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited will host a one-day conference on Friday, May 4, for business leaders and human resource professionals on responding to domestic violence in the workplace.
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited is working with the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) and the University of Maine Black Bears to raise awareness about domestic violence, and to encourage men and boys to speak out against abuse.
Maine Hockey Journal: The Kennebunk High School Rams and the Noble/Wells Knights hockey teams paired up before their game Wednesday night to raise awareness for ending domestic and dating violence.
Waterboro Reporter/ Keep ME Current: The Research Club of Limerick, which is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, has adopted Caring Unlimited, York County’s domestic violence program, as part of its outreach to the community.
Kennebunk Post: Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk resembled a summer beach day on Sunday as more than 100 people wandered around in swimsuits and shorts. The crowd of scantily clad Mainers gathered at Gooch’s on New Year’s Day for more than just the unseasonably warm weather: they were all “Freezin’ for a Reason” for the 2012 Atlantic Plunge.
York County Coast Star/ Seacoast Online: More than 100 swimmers braved the icy waters at Gooch's Beach and dove into the New Year on Sunday as part of Caring Unlimited's annual Atlantic Plunge.
Portland Press Herald: Watch video coverage of the 11th Annual Atlantic Plunge to benefit Caring Unlimited.
WMTW 8: View a slideshow of photos from the 11th Annual Atlantic Plunge to benefit Caring Unlimited.
WCSH 6 (NEWSCENTER): In Maine, roughly half of the homicides over the past ten years have been caused by domestic violence. It's a serious statistic -- but people gathered on Gooches Beach in Kennebunk today to fight domestic violence in a light-hearted way.
York County Coast Start/ Seacoast Online: Once again, dozens of people will "Take the Plunge," supporting York County's domestic violence program Caring Unlimited. On Sunday, Jan. 1, Caring Unlimited will host the 11th annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk.
WCSH 6: Caring Unlimited is hoping to ring in the new year with a lot more cash. They're hosting an Atlantic Plunge on Sunday, January 1st at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk. This is the 11th annual plunge the group has held, in an effort to raise money that will help them help anyone in York County affected by domestic violence.
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited will hold its 11th annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Participants and spectators alike will gather at the beach to register at 10:30 a.m. The Plunge will take place at 11 a.m.
WCSH 6: Domestic Violence has been in the headlines several times this year. The discussion that followed turned into an effort to better aid victims.
The Sanford News: According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, eleven residents of the state have been killed as a result of domestic violence during the past twelve months. During a vigil in Central Park in Sanford, their names were read aloud in solemn tribute.
Sanford News: Volunteers make it possible for Caring Unlimited to provide critical support and safety planning services to victims of domestic violence and their children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This fall, Caring Unlimited is seeking new volunteers to join the organization in its mission of working with the community to bring an end to domestic violence.
Sanford News: After a summer of working with mentoring adults, students who attended the Nasson Community Service Learning Camp at the Nasson Community Bicycle Center donated four repaired bicycles to Caring Unlimited, York County's domestic violence program.
WCSH6: October is domestic violence awareness month, but Maine organizations are already gearing up to spread the message against violence. NEWS CENTER spoke with Emily Flowers, with Caring Unlimited, Inc. about their efforts to ramp up awareness.
WMTW 8: A Kennebunk church held a blueberry festival over the weekend. Money raised goes to Caring Unlimited, York County's Domestic Violence Program.
Journal Tribune: The fourth annual Nicole’s Run/Walk last Saturday served as a reminder of the tragedy that can result from domestic violence while raising funds to prevent it in the future through supporting Caring Unlimited.
WCSH 6 (NEWSCENTER): Nicole's Run in Kennebunk started like any other road race. But this race is about more than reaching the finish line. Instead it's about remembering the life of a young mother, Nicole, who lost her life at the hands of her husband.
York Independent: "By organizing these races, we remember Nicole [Oliver]. It brings back lots of wonderful memories of our high school days," said Jenn Walker, co-director of Nicole's Run. Jenn and her close friend, Amanda Morris have been organizing Nicole's Run along Kennebunk Beach for four years now.
The Weekly Sentinel: The 4th Annual Nicole’s Run and Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach.
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited's Children's Services Program recently received a grant awarded by the York County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (MCF).
WCSH 6: The 4th Annual Nicole’s Run and Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach. The 5k run and walk, presented in part by 2011 Event Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings Bank, will begin at 9:00am, with registration opening at 6:45am. Registration fees are $20 in advance, $25 on race-day.
WCSH 6: Domestic violence is a big issue police say they deal with on a daily basis. Others who deal with it are domestic violence victim advocates, like Emily Flowers with Caring Unlimited. Flowers spoke to NEWS CENTER about the different options for families dealing with violence.
WCSH6: On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Caring Unlimited formally recognized and thanked the hundreds of individuals who support the work of the organization as volunteers at an annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.
Sanford News: Kathie's Quilt Shoppe on Shaw's Ridge Road is sponsoring "Kathie's Challenge," in which participants can make their favorite tote bag to donate to Caring Unlimited.
Seacoast Online: A cast of Southern Maine community volunteers will perform American playwright Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at York County Community College.
WGME 13: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and York County is doing its part to raise awareness. Thursday, members of the Saco and Biddeford Police Departments, along with community activists, marched through the city.
WCSH6: NEWS CENTER'S Amanda Hill spoke with Emily Flowers from [Caring Unlimited] about upcoming events to promote domestic violence awareness, as well as ways they're working to prevent it starting with young people.
Weekly Observer: Through the last year, 11 people have died in Maine as a result of domestic violence. Four have been from York County.
Sanford News: The first-ever "Missy's Run" will take place on Saturday, July 24, to raise funds for Caring Unlimited in Sanford and New Hampshire Domestic Violence Programs, A Safe Place and the Manchester YWCA in New Hampshire.
York County Coast Star: KENNEBUNK — Almost every race today is run for a "cause," but in the case of the third annual Nicole's 5K Run/Walk the cause struck close to home and brought a community together to benefit Caring Unlimited, York Country's Domestic Violence Program, to honor the memory of Nicole Oliver.
Journal Tribune: KENNEBUNK — Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a slight breeze made for a perfect morning to run or walk for a special cause.
About 350 to 400 people signed up to put one foot in front of the other at Nicole’s Run, which benefits Caring Unlimited, York County’s domestic violence agency.
Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier: Caring Unlimited's Report suggests a variety of changes the court system can make to better deal with domestic violence, including implementing risk-assessment programs for accused abusers.
Portland Press Herald: People charged with domestic violence frequently get their charges reduced. Different judges give strikingly different sentences for the same domestic crimes. And victims often are told to go to court, then sent home because their cases are postponed. Those are some of the conclusions from a six-month project in which a half-dozen volunteers tracked domestic violence cases in Biddeford District Court and York County Superior Court in Alfred.
Portland Phoenix: About eight months ago, the Sanford-based anti-domestic-violence organization Caring Unlimited launched a court-monitoring program that placed observers in York County courtrooms to take notes on domestic-violence case proceedings.
Sanford News: Caring Unlimited is accepting donations of vehicles in good condition that it can use as part of its Freedom Wheels program.
The Portland Pheonix: Caring Unlimited, Southern Maine’s prominent anti-domestic violence organization, is sending monitors into York County courtrooms several times a week, as part of a six-month watchdog effort to track how domestic-assault and sexual-violence cases are handled in local courts.
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