Crime Victims

General Information

Unlike in many other countries, and even other places in the United States, the Portland Police Department is safe and the police will help you.

In case of emergency, call 911 for immediate police or medical assistance. For non-emergency situations, you can reach the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8575.


Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

If you have been hurt by someone in your family or someone you are in a romantic relationship with, or if you have been sexually assaulted, there are free and confidential services that can help you. When an organization says that their services are confidential, it means that they will not share the information that you give them with anyone unless you give them permission to do so.


Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

About:  The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault has a toll-free sexual assault crisis and support line that you can call any time of the day or night. Advocates are available to provide immediate confidential support over the phone, meet you at the hospital if you’ve been recently assaulted, go with you if you’d like to report to the police, or set up an appointment to meet with you in person.

Free hotline number: 1-800-871-7741

Visit the website for more information.


Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

About:  Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides services to women, men, teenagers and children of all ages. All services are free and confidential.

Free hotline number:  1-800-313-9900

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Family Crisis Services: Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP)

About:  The Young Adult Abuse Protection Program assists youth ages 12-24 who have experienced dating abuse and domestic violence. A youth advocate can meet with you and assist with protection from abuse (PFA) orders if needed. YAPP also helps people develop plans to stay safe in school, in the community and at home.

Free hotline number:  1-800-537-6066

Visit the website for more information.