Spruce Run Bangor Maine

Welcome to An Advocate’s Reply


We’ve been around for about 40 years now, and we have a few stories to tell.

Welcome to our new blog, “An Advocate’s Reply,” where advocates (staff, volunteers, and steering committee members) will write about domestic violence, including our own work to prevent, intervene in, and stop abuse.

Spruce Run Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Staff in Milwaukee, WI for the 2nd National Coalition Against Domestic Violence meeting. Photo from 1980.

It’s our way of sharing how personal stories and everyday experiences impact and inform our mission.

So please join us for a conversation that will be personal, emotional, and educational.  It will support Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance’s work to end personal, institutional, and cultural violence but also be a new means of hearing your ideas and thoughts.  (Please read our online community policy.)

We hope that you will participate by joining the conversation on our Facebook page.  Let us know what you’d like to learn more about and how domestic violence has impacted you or someone you know.