Who we are

Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn is an initiative by a group of local volunteers who are committed to making our Twin Cities community a better and safer place by teaching strategies for safe and effective responses to hurtful and hateful words and behaviors. In this way, we aim to reduce the occurrence and impact of harassment, assault, domestic and partner violence, and other forms of power-based interpersonal threats and violence.

 

Instructors

Forty-six individuals from 18 local organizations and businesses completed a 4-day workshop at the Lewiston Public Library in August of 2017 and are certified Green Dot instructors.  Among other roles, this is the group that is available to do presentations and workshops for adults from local organizations, groups, and businesses. Our instructors came from the following organizations:

  • Auburn Police Department
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Bates College
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Concepts
  • First Universalist Church
  • Gendron Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts
  • Grand Rounds
  • Healthy Androscoggin
  • Lewiston Police Department
  • Lewiston Public Schools
  • Maine Community Integration
  • New Beginnings
  • Safe Voices
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and REsponse SErvices
  • Veteran's Inc.
  • YWCA Central Maine

 

Ambassadors

Forty-two individuals from 25 local organizations and businesses complete a half-day training at the Lewiston Public Library in August of 2017. They are our 'Ambassadors' and contribute to our initiative in a wide range of roles, including behind the scenes work on events, networking for support, helping to spread the word about Green Dot and its activities, and - of course - modelling Green Dot behaviors.

Our Ambassadors came from the following organizations:

  • Androscoggin District Attorney Office
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Bates College
  • Berman & Simmons P.A.
  • The Center for Wisdom's Women
  • City of Lewiston
  • Community of Kindness
  • Free Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Gendron Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts
  • Grand Rounds
  • High Street Congregational Church, UCC
  • Immigrant Legal Advocay Project
  • Kaplan University
  • LA Metro Chamber of Commerve
  • Lewiston City Council
  • Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine
  • New Beginnings, Inc.
  • New Mainers Public Health Initiative
  • Shaws (Auburn)
  • Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office
  • St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Trinity Jubiliee Center
  • University of Southern Maine
  • YWCA Central Maine