BANGOR – “Partners for Peace” are there when victims of domestic violence need a helping hand.
Offering a 24-hour helpline and other services it’s now recruiting people who would be interested in manning the phones.
A training course will soon be offered in Dover-Foxcroft and another will be held this fall in Bangor. It’s a chance to make a difference in the life of someone reaching out for help.
Organizer Casey Faulkingham said “It takes an incredible amount of courage to call and ask for help from a complete stranger. And so, it’s really an incredible opportunity and a gift to be on the other end of that phone and hear someone’s story.”
The 40-hour-training course will begin next month in Dover-Foxcroft and will run six to seven weeks.
The helpline can also be answered from your own phone at home.
For more information or to sign up call the Dover office for Partners for Peace or visit partners4peace.org.
Last year, a total of 149 volunteers donated more than 8,800 hours of their time to help victims of domestic violence.