Students Speak Up - Resources
Students Speak up
Posted on 06/12/2020
Deering Ram

Students Speak Up


The school year may be coming to an end but we want to remind you that there are many resources and supports still available for you. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking there are programs available. Many offer advocacy and support that is free and confidential. They can provide you with information, resources, and referrals that will help you through the next steps towards seeking safety and healing. You are not alone – we are here for you.

Click the following link to access the full list of support services:

Support Services for Students.PDF

PPS sexual harassment policy:

ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Stud... 


Support Services 

Through These Doors - Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP)

The education team of Through These Doors, the domestic violence resource center for Cumberland County, with 24/7, free & confidential services for people affected by domestic violence or dating abuse

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM)

Provides free services 24/7 in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy

The Opportunity Alliance Crisis Response Service

Crisis intervention and youth mental health services

Immigrant Resource Center of Maine

Support refugee and immigrant communities by offering culturally linguistically sensitive services, such as cultural brokers, interpreters, victim advocates, and post resettlement services

Preble Street Teen Center

Meets the urgent needs of homeless and runaway youth - providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, crisis intervention, and overnight shelter

Prevention Action Change

Workshops for students to gain increased awareness of safety issues, new verbal and physical skills in boundary setting, assertive communication and intervention to prevent, interrupt, and respond to harassment, assault, and abuse for themselves and others

Planned Parenthood

One of the nation’s leading providers of high quality, affordable health care - available in person, by virtual appointment, and by phone

Equality Maine

Offering youth led drop in groups (virtual and in person) for young LGBTQ+ people, as well as opportunities for young people to engage directly in service, leadership and advocacy

Pine Tree Legal

Provides free civil legal aid in cases where it can make a difference in one’s ability to meet one’s basic human needs or in enforcing one’s basic human rights, including access to housing, food, income, safety, education, and healthcare

Maine Boys To Men

Works to reduce interpersonal violence, specifically male violence against women and girls, and support the development of emotionally fluent, civically-engaged boys  

Hardy Girls Healthy Women

Empowering girls with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a platform to drive social change since 2000 changing the culture, not fixing the girl

How Their Services May Help You 

- Free, private support from a trained advocate

- A chance to talk about what happened, how you're feeling, and what you might need

- Information and resources that will help you through the next steps in healing and recovery

- Referrals for longer term support where you live (mental health help, legal, police, emergency shelter, or healthcare