Five community leaders were recognized at the Safe Voices Annual Fall Mixer & Community Partner Awards, part of the agency’s 40th anniversary celebration, on Oct. 5. From left are Ginger Keiffer of Sen. Susan Collins’ office; Elise Johansen, Safe Voices executive director; awardee Cynthia Patterson of Safe Voices; Marty McIntyre, executive director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services, accepting on behalf of SAPARS; awardee Lt. David St. Laurent of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; awardee Peter Lasagna of Bates College Athletic Department; awardee Nicole Bissonnette of Pine Tree Legal Assistance; and Tim Gallant of Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s office. Anyone in a domestic violence situation should call the Safe Voices 24-hour helpline at 1-800-559-2927.


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