About Us

Partners for Peace has two important goals:

  1. We serve people affected by domestic abuse
  2. We work to end personal, institutional, and cultural violence

Partners for Peace was formed from the collaborative merger of Spruce Run and Womancare on October 1, 2013. Spruce Run was the first domestic violence project in Maine and just the third in the country when we incorporated in 1973.  Womancare was incorporated in the State of Maine in 1979. Since then, we’ve grown to an agency of more than 25 paid staff, offering inclusive and comprehensive services for people affected by abuse. We are grateful for the goodwill and contributions of the people of Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties and beyond who help fund our work and who serve as volunteers in countless capacities.

Our services are free and are designed to help each individual think through and understand their options, make informed decisions, and achieve and maintain safety, autonomy, and self-sufficiency.

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Partners for Peace is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, funded primarily by the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, United Way of Eastern Maine, Maine Housing, and the generous donations of people and businesses in the communities we serve. Partners for Peace is a member in good standing of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, the statewide coalition of domestic violence projects.

Read more about our history and learn about the significant events in Maine’s response to domestic violence by looking at our Partners for Peace Historical Timeline.

For more information about our beginnings, check out our oral history project, The ‘Somebody Else’ Was Us.

Annual Reports


For reports before 2014, please contact us at 207.945.5102.