New Hope for Women’s annual appeal will be in the mail this week, with cover artwork featuring local artist Mary Bourke.

“We choose a different local artist every year,” said Catherine Lane Wieczorek, New Hope’s development director. “This year we were looking for a vibrant, active print and were thrilled to find a great partner in Mary Bourke.”

The print, titled “Just As It Was,” will be available to donors who give more than $150 to New Hope. The print is numbered and signed by the artist.

As a part of the annual appeal, New Hope will participate in Maine Ending Hunger Month, a time when programs are organized across Maine to help combat hunger. Contributions made to New Hope from Nov. 19 to 29 will be matched with a 10 percent donation from Maine credit unions.

The money raised during New Hope’s annual appeal supports the organization’s work to bring an end to domestic violence in communities, schools and homes. New Hope offers a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline staffed by trained volunteers and agency workers 365 days a year. It also offers counseling to victims of domestic violence, safe homes for those in danger and court advocacy during legal proceedings. All of the services are confidential and free of charge.

New Hope provides education in the community and brings violence awareness and prevention programs to students in area schools. These programs are intended to assist in recognizing and responding to domestic and dating violence.

For more information about donating or volunteering, contact New Hope for Women at 594-2128 or visit Anyone affected by domestic or dating violence or anyone who knows anyone affected by domestic or dating violence may call New Hope’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (800) 522-3304. Trained staff and volunteers are available to provide support, safety options and information.