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SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE SERVICES OF SOUTHERN MAINE

aka SARSSM   |   Portland, ME   |  http://www.sarssm.org

Mission

Since 1973, SARSSM has provided free, confidential support services from prevention to immediate and long-term intervention for individuals of all ages and backgrounds impacted by sexual violence, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and trafficking in York and Cumberland counties. We are committed to fostering healing, empowerment, and justice for survivors of sexual violence.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Erin K. Flood

Main address

222 Auburn St Ste G1

Portland, ME 04103 USA

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EIN

01-0343943

NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SARSSM

24/7 Crisis & Support Line, Support Groups, Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Community Outreach, Educational Programs, Children's Advocacy & Forensic Interview Services, Community Training and Speaking

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who report that services/supports are available when needed, even in a crisis

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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SARSSM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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SARSSM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people who received presentations on healthy relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
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SARSSM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
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SARSSM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine in its philosophy and through its services will strive to contribute to a world where human relations will be egalitarian and without sexual violence. We will be both proactive and reactive providing education and promoting healing, empowerment and renewal. We will be known for our partnerships with all others committed to this vision. We will be an organization that celebrates and advocates for the human potential for change and growth through adversity.

Our organization's Education and Prevention Team works in youth spaces to prevent sexual violence before it happens through education, youth empowerment, and fostering community-wide change in schools. Our team of educators work directly with youth and youth-serving adults to build skills for preventing sexual violence.

Our Community Engagement and Volunteer Recruitment Program works to spread awareness about sexual violence and our services, and mobilizes the community to get involved through volunteering and community action.

Our core service is our 24/7 crisis support helpline, which provides free and confidential services such as referrals, emotional support, and legal and medical accompaniments.

Our Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) works with survivors and their loved ones to provide resources, support, and assistance navigating systems, such as medical, law enforcement, civil legal, criminal court, and more. SART also works with other professionals who serve survivors by providing training, resources, and consultation.

Our Children's Advocacy Center is a nationally accredited program where our staff will assist partners in coordinating child-friendly and trauma-informed forensic interviews, and meet with the safe parent or caregivers to receive referrals and resources to support trauma recovery.

Our Hope and Healing Program helps to increase resilience and recovery for survivors and their loved ones through support groups, yoga and movement-based classes, grounding techniques, creative outlets, opportunities for peer connection, and survivor empowerment through engagement and action.

Financials

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Operations

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SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE SERVICES OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barb McGuan

Barb McGuan

Berry Dunn

Emily Ambrose

Energy Circle

Aliyah MacFarlane

Leyla Hashi

Tamaryn DaPonte

Bernstein Shur

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/25/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.