Partners for Peace offering art-based support group in D-F

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Partners for Peace, the domestic violence resource center formerly known as Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, will provide an art-based support group for anyone affected by domestic abuse or violence. The group will meet at the Partners for Peace Mechanic Street office starting on Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 1–3 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.

“Participants don’t necessarily have to know anything about art,” said Suzie Boutilier, co-facilitator of the art group. “The purpose of this group is for individuals to gain empowerment and utilize creativity to give voice to their experiences of abuse.”

All art supplies are provided and childcare is available. “We are looking forward to see what our participants create and what we are all able to discover about ourselves throughout the process,” said Boutilier.

Space is limited. Interested individuals can call 564-8166 or email

Partners for Peace is the non-profit organization formerly known as Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance. Partners for Peace provides support services for anyone affected by abuse and violence in the Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. For more information, visit To speak with an advocate, please call the 24-hour helpline at 1-800-863-9909. Services are free and confidential.

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USING ART TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE — Partners for Peace will host a four-week, art-based support group for anyone affected by domestic abuse or violence starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the agency’s office on Mechanic Street in Dover-Foxcroft.

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