About SARSSM | Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) has been providing free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault since 1973. This 40 year history has provided SARSSM with unique insight into the communities and the people whom we serve. Through this lens, we have developed advocacy, support, education and prevention services to meet the needs of the Southern Maine region. SARSSM’s has two main foci: to provide support and advocacy to victims of sexual violence, and to provide prevention education and awareness around the issue of sexual violence and exploitation.

SARSSM operates with a dynamic and passionate staff to meet the mission of the agency.  Currently we are staffed with 7 full-time employees and  2 part time employees who bring with them years of experience in the field of violence prevention and victim advocacy.    Melanie...
Our History: 1973 - Present Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM), formerly the Rape Crisis Center, began advocating for victims of sexual assault in 1973 when a small group of women learned that support and resources were not available for victim/survivors of sexual assault...
Corey Huntress, President Nancy Tice, Treasurer Pam Cyr Carolyn Slocombe Polo Jean-Louis Sandra Monfiletto Shira Burns Jennifer Rent   The Board of Directors of SARSSM is a governing and working board which is responsible for the determination of policy, and is accountable for the...