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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 2, 2010

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Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Abused Persons Program
1301 Piccard Drive (corner of W. Gude Drive and Piccard Drive)
Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery County
Hotline: 240-777-4195 - Weekdays
Phone: 240-777-4673 - 24 hours
Web: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhstmpl.asp?url=/content/hhs/bhcs/vs.asp#app
Provides counseling, shelter, counseling for abusers, and other advocacy services.

Afro-American Counseling & Psychotherapy Institute, Inc
The Montgomery Center
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 224
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Montgomery County
Phone: (301) 495-0856
Web: http://www.afroamericancounseling.com/

CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused)
116 W. Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Washington County
Hotline: (301) 739-8975
Phone: (301) 739-1012 TTY
Phone: (301) 739-4990 (Office)
Fax: (301) 790-0064
Web: http://www.casainc.org
Email: casa4@myactv.net
Services include: individual counseling; support groups; abuser intervention; legal advocacy and accompaniment; temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence; career advisement; monthly workshops that deal with issues such as legal rights, self-esteem, job readiness and nutrition and parenting skills

Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center
P.O. Box 2137
Elkton, MD 21922
Cecil County
Hotline: 410-996-0333
Fax: 410-996-0820

Center for Abused Persons
2670 Crain Highway, Suite 303
Waldorf, MD 20601
Charles County
Hotline: (301)645-3336 Hotline
Phone: (301) 645-8994 Hotline
Phone: (301) 843-1110 Administration

CHANA (Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women)
101 West Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201-5781
Baltimore City County
Phone: (410) 234-0030
Services provided: Hotline, support group, individual counseling, safehouse, legal services and referrals for Jewish victims of domestic violence. Rabbinical and lay professional training, speaker's bureau.

County-Wide Hotline
Baltimore County
Hotline: (410) 828-6390

Crisis Intervention Center
975 Solomons Island Road North
P.O. Box 980
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Calvert County
Hotline: Teen: 410-257-2216
Phone: 410-535-1121 (24 hours)
Phone: 301.855.1075 (24 hours)
Email: CrisisInterventionCCHD@dhmh.state.md.us
Provides shelter, counseling, client accompaniment and more. Call either of the above 24 hour Hotline numbers for assistance.

Domestic Violence Center
5457 Twin Knolls Rd., Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
Howard County
Hotline: (410) 997-2272
Phone: (410) 997-0304
Fax: 410-991-1397
Web: http://www.dvcenter.org
Email: dvc@dvcenter.org

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center, Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
Prince George's County
Hotline: (301) 618-3154 TTY: (301) 618-3607
Web: http://www.dimensionshealth.org/dimensions-healthcare-facilities/prince-georges-hospital-center/domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault-center-dvsac/
The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center offers a full range of services to victims/survivors of sexual violence including crisis counseling, follow-up counseling, forensic exams, victim advocacy, and community education.

Family and Children Services of Central Maryland
Baltimore County
Phone: (410) 281-1334
Web: http://www.fcsmd.org
Serves Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County

Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland
Carroll County
Hotline: (410) 857-0077 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault number
Phone: (410) 876-1233 Family and Children's Services
Web: http://www.fcsmd.org

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
P.O. Box 3909
Baltimore, MD 21222
Baltimore County
Hotline: (410) 828-6390 (24 Hotline)
Phone: (410) 285-4357 Administrative and Counseling
Phone: (410) 285-7496 Shelter number
Web: http://www.familycrisiscenter.net

Family Crisis Center, Inc. of Prince George's County
3601 Taylor Street
Brentwood, MD 20722
Prince George County
Hotline: (866) DVCRISIS (38274747)
Phone: (301)-779-2100 Main Office
Fax: (301)-779-2104
Web: http://www.familycrisiscenter-pgco.org
Email: info@familycrisiscenter-pgco.org
Provides emergency shelter for women and children experiencing domestic violence

Family Crisis Resource Center
Allegany County
Hotline: (301) 759-9244
Phone: (301) 759-9244
Phone: (301) 759-9246

Family Justice Center
600 Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852
Montgomery County
Phone: (240) 773-0444
Web: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fjctmpl.asp?url=/content/fjc/index.asp
Crisis Line 24 hour assistance: 240-777-4000

For All Seasons, Inc.
300 Talbot Street
Easton, MD 21601
Talbot County
Hotline: (410) 820-5600 or toll-free (800) 310-7273
Phone: (410) 822-1018
Web: http://forallseasonsinc.org/
For All Seasons, Inc. is a behavioral health and rape crisis center that provides children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families on Maryland’s Mid-Shore a full continuum of bilingual (English-Spanish) outpatient behavioral health services, regardless of ability to pay. Services include individual, family, group, and couples counseling, case management, advocacy, crisis services, and 24-hour English and Spanish hotlines.

Heartly House
P.O. Box 857
Frederick, MD 21705-0857
Hotline: (301) 662-8800
Phone: (301) 662-1565 TTY
Fax: 301-663-4334
Web: http://www.heartlyhouse.org
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, victim advocate services and legal representation, medical advocacy services for victims of sexual assault, abuser intervention groups, transitional housing, and community outreach and professional education. Heartly House serves Frederick County residents who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

Independence House
106 Bassett Lane
Hyannis, MD 02601
Phone: 508-771-6507
Web: http://www.independencehouse.com

Life Crisis Center
P.O. Box 387
Salisbury, MD 21803
Hotline: (410) 4749-4357
Phone: (410) 749-0632
Web: http://www.lifecrisiscenter.org

Mary's Center
8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (240) 485-3174
Phone: (844) 796-2797 (Appointments)
Web: http://www.maryscenter.org
Mary's Center has 3 clinics in DC and 2 in Maryland where they provide abuse screening, case management, and individual and/or group counseling to promote safety and self-sufficiency for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Their staff provides survivors of domestic violence with information on power and control, the effects of abuse on women and children, safety planning, and their rights. (Mary’s Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive medical, mental health, and social services. They accept most insurance plans and also operate on a sliding scale fee.)

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
P.O. Box 5
Denton, MD 21629
Hotline: (800) 927-4673
Phone: (410) 479-1149 Administration
Web: http://www.mscfv.org
Has a shelter to provide emergency housing, 24-hour hotline, emotional support, advocacy, support groups, crisis counseling, agency accompaniment to court, legal representation, crisis response to hospitals, information and referrals, Abuser Intervention Program, and programs for children from homes of domestic violence.

Rape Crisis Intervention Service
P.O. Box 1563
Westminster, MD 21158
Carroll County
Hotline: (410) 857-7322
Phone: (410) 857-0900
Web: http://www.rapecrisiscc.org/
Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) provides free counseling and other support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. They also offer prevention education programs and professional training.

Sexual Assault Hotline
Hotline: (410) 222-7273

Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
P.O. Box 8782
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Montgomery County
Phone: (301) 565-2277
Web: http://www.mcasa.org/for-survivors/sali/
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) provides legal services to sexual assault survivors statewide, as well as legal training and technical assistance for professionals working with sexual assault survivors.

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc. (SARC)
PO Box 1207
Bel Air, MD 21014
Harford County
Hotline: (410) 836-8430
Phone: (410) 836-8431Office
Phone: (410) 879-3486 Office
Web: http://www.sarc-maryland.org

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
23918 Mervell Dean Road
Hollywood, MD 20636
St. Mary's County
Phone: (301) 373-4141
Fax: (301) 373-4147
Web: http://www.smcfa.net/
Email: smcfa@md.metrocast.net

Tahirih Justice Center
111 South Calvert Street
Suite 1950
Baltimore, MD 21202-6174
Phone: 571-282-6161
The Tahirih Justice Center provides immigration legal services to women fleeing violence in their Baltimore office, and may be able to provide referrals on other family law issues.

The Dove Center
12978 Garrett Hwy,
Suite 201
Oakland, MD 21550
Hotline: (800) 656-4673 and (301) 334-9000
Phone: (301) 334-6255 Oakland Center Office
Phone: (301) 895-4300 Grantsville Center Office
Web: http://www.garrettdovecenter.org/
Email: dovecenter@verizon.net

The House of Ruth Maryland
4715-G Sellman Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
Prince George's County
Hotline: 410-889-7884 (24 Hour Hotline) and Hispanic Voicemail Line: 410-554-8480
Phone: 410-889-0840 Administration
Phone: 410-554-8463 Legal Office
Web: http://www.hruth.org/
This location offers legal services and counseling for women and children. Also offers Spanish speaking staff and services.

The House Of Ruth Maryland
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MA 21218
Baltimore City County
Hotline: (410) 889-7884
Phone: (410) 889-0840
Phone: Hearing Impaired: 711 (Maryland Relay)
Web: http://www.hruth.org/
Email: info@hruth.org

Baltimore, MD
Hotline: (410) 828-6390
Phone: (410) 377-8111
Web: http://www.turnaroundinc.org
Provides counseling, Batterers' Treatment Programs, SOS (Support of Survivors) Groups, Emergecny Shelter, ER Companion Program and others.

Baltimore City County
Hotline: (410) 828-6390
Phone: (410) 837-7000
Web: http://www.turnaroundinc.org

Walden/Sierra, Inc.
26845 Point Lookout Rd.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
St. Mary's County
Hotline: (301) 863-6661
Phone: (301) 997 – 1300 ext. 801 Office
Fax: 301-997-1321
Web: http://www.waldensierra.org

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 201
Arnold, MD 21012
Hotline: (410) 222-6800

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