FARMINGTON – Last week the offices of the Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services, Franklin County’s sexual assault crisis project, moved from downtown Farmington to the Holman House at 227 Main Street in Farmington next to Old South Church and near the University of Maine at Farmington campus.
“The Holman House is an increase in space for us,” said Judy Rawlings, executive director of SAVES. “It is a beautiful, historic building and we’re looking forward to the increased visibility our new location affords us.”
SAVES’ office occupies the building’s second floor and may be accessed using the side entrance. The helpline numbers, office phone number and mailing address have all remained the same throughout the moving process.
The move was supported by many volunteers, to whom SAVES extends much gratitude: Don Schattschneider, Old Barn Woodworks & friend; Tom & friend; Mollie; Sean; Seth & Cam; Emma, Ivy, Savannah, Miranda, and Lucy; Hillary; Ruby, Emily, Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Hayden, and many more UMF students; Dennis; Dion Olmstead and Franklin Restoration; Ruth Hill, electrician; UMF Day of Service volunteers; Malynda; Mike; and Janine Winn and Wildflower Walls.
To learn more about SAVES, contact us at 778-9522; P.O. Box 349, Farmington, ME, 04938; or visit our website at www.savesrapecrisis.org. If you would like information or support related to any type of sexual violence, please call our 24-hour confidential helpline at 1-800-871-7741. If you are a cell phone user in Franklin County, you may call 1-866-740-9516. TTY is available for Deaf and hard-of-hearing users; dial 1-800-458-5599.