Caring Unlimited

Recent News Articles

Sanford News: United Way of York County has awarded a one-year grant of $42,500 to Caring Unlimited, the local resource center for those who are survivors of domestic violence.  This investment will help support Caring Unlimited’s transitional housing and outreach services and programs.

Sanford News: Looking to help make a positive difference in someone’s life?  Caring Unlimited is looking for volunteers to answer its 24-hour confidential hot line and the deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 2.

York County Coast Star: What’s a better way to start off the New Year than by running through 39 degree waters? Ninety people in bathing suits wouldn’t have begun any other way on Jan. 1, as Caring Unlimited celebrated its 14th annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch’s Beach.

Seacoast Online: Caring Unlimited’s 14th Annual Atlantic Plunge is taking place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 1 at Gooch’s Beach, Kennebunk. The plunge benefits Caring Unlimited’s domestic violence programs and services. Each year, around 100 people “take the plunge” and collect pledges from family members, friends and co-workers. Pledges may be made online or in person at the event.

York County Coast Star: At 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, Caring Unlimited will host the 14th Annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. Registration is $25, and can be done online or day-of beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Atlantic Plunge, which was started by a volunteer on New Year’s Day 2001, has grown to become a sustaining source for the programs and services offered by Caring Unlimited, York County’s only domestic violence resource center.

WGME 13: Saco Police are hoping to jump-start the conversation on domestic violence.  Organizers showed short videos and handed out brochures detailing the different forms domestic violence can take, how to spot it and how to fight it.

WCSH6 NEWSCENTER: Every Columbus Day for more than a decade, Federal Jack's has held an "all you can eat" BBQ benefiting Caring Unlimited, which offers services to domestic violence victims.

Biddeford Journal Tribune: Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brewpub in Kennebunk will host its annual lobster bake and all-you-can-eat barbecue to benefit Caring Unlimited on Monday, Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.

Current Publishing: A car wash in Saco, organized by the city's public safety departments to benefit domestic violence awareness, raised $850 on Saturday, according to the Saco Police Department.

Sanford News: Attorney Laurence Adams has joined Caring Unlimited’s legal department as the second of two staff attorneys providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in York County in protection-from-abuse, divorce, and child-custody cases.

The seventh annual Nicole’s Run/Walk, in honor of Nicole Oliver and to raise awareness of domestic violence, will take place Saturday, July 12, at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach.

WCSH 6 NEWSCENTER: Many may not know that there is a link between domestic violence and animal abuse. In fact, 71% of pet-owning women entering women's shelters reported that their abuser had threatened, injured, or killed family pets for revenge or to psychologically control them.

Sanford News: Caring Unlimited will begin training new volunteer hotline advocates on Tuesday, March 18.
Applications are currently being accepted for the upcoming training. Founded by volunteers in 1977, Caring Unlimited is York County’s domestic violence resource center. The organization, based on Main Street in Sanford, continues to rely on volunteers to ensure that support and safety planning services are available 24 hours a day to women, their children, and men whose lives are affected by domestic abuse.

Waterboro Reporter: This fall, York County’s domestic violence program, Caring Unlimited, lost the use of a meeting room and office in Limerick and relocated down the road to donated space in the Waterboro area.

Seacoast Online: Dozens of brave advocates and committed fundraisers for Caring Unlimited took an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Mother's Beach Jan. 1 to raise awareness and money for the non-profit domestic violence care agency.

Portland Press Herald: A stiff breeze and air temperature around 20 degrees didn’t prevent 75 or so devoted fundraisers from racing into the surf here Wednesday morning for the Atlantic Plunge to benefit Caring Unlimited.

Seacoast Online: Dozens of brave advocates and committed fundraiser's for Caring Unlimited, took an icy dip in the 13th annual Atlantic Plunge at Mother's Beach in Kennebunk on New Year's Day to raise awareness and money for the nonprofit domestic violence care agency based in Sanford.

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.