New Hope for Women, a Rockland-based nonprofit supporting victims of domestic violence, has been awarded $515,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to fund safe housing.

The grant comes through the office’s Transitional Housing Program, which provides housing assistance to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

New Hope for Women will use the funding to provide five scattered-site residences for five survivors and their families through private rental housing, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. New Hope will collaborate with its partner New Ventures Maine to provide a holistic, survivor-centered, and multidisciplinary approach to transitional housing needs in the community.

A second grant, for $400,000, was awarded to Caring Unlimited Corp. of Sanford to provide 11 program-owned housing units, rental assistance for four scattered-site units, and a variety of services in collaboration with Sanford Housing Authority and York County Community Action Corp.