Domestic Violence Referral Information
For Emergency Baltimore County Police Assistance, dial 911.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Baltimore and Carroll County
Family Tree Family Stress Line
Family and Children Services
Western Baltimore County
Offers crisis intervention, case management, legal advocacy, shelter, individual and group therapy for victims and their children, and intervention programs. These services are offered on the west side of the county.
Baltimore County Phone: 410-281-1334
Carroll County Phone: 410-876-1233
Eastern Baltimore County
The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County provides safe shelter, transitional house, victims advocacy and support groups, court accompaniment, lawyer representation, individual and family psychotherapy, trauma group therapy and intervention programs.
Safe Shelter Phone: 410-285-7496
All Other Services Phone: 410-285-4357
Baltimore County and City
Turnaround, Inc. offers individual and group counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. Domestic violence services also include emergency and transitional housing for victims with their children and pets, legal services and referral, and abuser intervention programs.
House of Ruth
The House of Ruth provides legal advise and representation for domestic violence cases and also multi-cultural services.
Adelante Familia serves Spanish-speaking immigrants who are victims, at risk of being victims, or are perpetrators of intimate partner violence.
24-Hour Hotline Phone: 410-889-7884
Chana provides services to Jewish victims of domestic violence.
Baltimore County Family Violence Unit
The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office Family Violence Unit prepares for trial of criminal cases involving domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Liaison Youth and Community Resources
Department of Social Services
Call to report suspected child abuse.
Abuser Intervention Program
For information call The Family Violence Unit of the Department of Social Services.
Phone: 410-853-3030 or 410-853-3035
Northwest and Sinai Hospital
The Family Violence Programs at Northwest Hospital and Sinai Hospital provide crisis intervention,and individual and group counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children. Training for healthcare providers on Domestic Violence Intervention is also available.
Northwest Hospital Phone: 410-496-7555
Sinai Hospital Phone: 410-601-8692
Greater Baltimore Medical Center's (GBMC) SAFE Domestic Violence Program
This program provides crisis counseling, safety planning, advocacy and resource linkage for GBMC patients.
24-Hour Hotline Phone: 443-849-6418
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
Fellowship of Lights (Shelter for Teens)
Department of Juvenile Justice
Baltimore County Office of Substance Abuse
Women's Law Center of Maryland
The Custody Project provides information and referral for victims of domestic violence, and assists with custody or divorce cases.
Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE notifies victims when offenders are released from incarceration as well as protective order services.
Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI)
MEDOVI Assists foreign-born victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to obtain legal status in the United States.
Phone: 410-783-9989 (se habla Espanol)
The Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP) provides free Protective Order legal advice and representation. The emergency walk-in legal clinic for victims of domestic violence is located within the Circuit Court at 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. To file criminal charges, take your police report or police report number to the Commissioner's Office at the same address as mentioned above. Reports concerning the behavior of domestic violence offenders released to parole and probation supervision can be made to a victim advocate.
Temporary Protective Interim Orders order the abuser to stay away, allow for the abuser to removed from the home and give temporary child custody.
A Petition of Protection can be obtained at the Civil Clerk's desk at the District Court, from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If a Petition of Protection is needed after business hours, weekends or on a holiday, visit the Court Commissioner to get an Interim Order. The Commissioner will inform you of the date and location of your second hearing.
The following are District Court locations and contact numbers:
Arbutus and Catonsville
900 Walter Avenue
Essex and Rosedale
8914 Kelso Drive
120 East Chesapeake Avenue
Domestic Violence Coordinators
Precinct 1 Wilkens
Precinct 2 Woodlawn
Precinct 3 Franklin
Precinct 4 Pikesville
Precinct 6 Towson
Precinct 7 Cockeysville
Precinct 8 Parkville
Precinct 9 White Marsh
Precinct 11 Essex
Precinct 12 Dundalk