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Resources Where Women Can Turn for Help

Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)
Phone: 1-888-373-7888
A national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, everyday of the year.

Domestic Violence

Resources for victims of domestic violence and information on obtaining a Temporary Protective Order or Interim Order.

House of Ruth 24-hour Hotline
Crisis counseling. Referral to counseling, safe shelter and legal assistance
Phone: 410-889-RUTH (7884)

Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Hotline
Crisis counseling. Referral to counseling, safe shelter and legal assistance
24-hour Phone: 410-828-6390

Family Crisis Center (Southeast Baltimore County)
Crisis counseling. Referral to counseling, safe shelter and legal assistance.
Office phone: 410- 285-4357
Shelter phone: 410-285-7496

Department of Social Services (West Baltimore County)
Crisis counseling. Referral to safe shelter, counseling and legal assistance.
Phone: 410-281-1334

TurnAround Incorporated (North Baltimore County)
Crisis counseling. Referral to counseling, safe shelter and legal assistance.
Phone: 410-377-8111

Domestic Violence Legal Aid

The Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project Baltimore Circuit Courts 
Baltimore County Phone: 410-887-3162

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Advocates               
Phone: 410-235-6370

Domestic Violence Legal Advocates
Baltimore County Phone: 410-853-3030

State's Attorney Office Family Violence Unit
Baltimore County Phone: 410-887-6610

Child Abuse

Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services
Phone: 410-853-3000

Baltimore City Child Abuse Center   
Child Sexual Abuse/Assault
Phone: 410-396-6147

Child Protection Care Clinic at University of Maryland
Serves children physically/sexually abused or exposed to domestic violence
Phone: 410-706-1703

Family Tree and Parents Anonymous
Phone: 1-800-243-7337

Sexual Assault and Abuse

TurnAround Incorporated
Counseling and advocacy for sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, child abuse and past abuse survivors
24-hour phone hotline: 410-828-6390
Office phone: 410-377-8111

RAINN: The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization
Rape, abuse and incest information and online hotline
Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (S.A.F.E.)
Evidence and injury documentation within one week of assault
Phone: 443-849-3323     

Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Free legal assistance
Phone: 301-565-2277

Elder or Vulnerable Adult Abuse

Department of Social Services Protective Services
Phone: 410-853-3000

Maryland Department of Aging
Phone: 1-800-243-3425

Special Needs

Adalante Familia
Domestic Violence services for Spanish-speakers/immigrants

Baltimore Crisis Response, Incorporated (BCRI)
24-hour Mental Health crisis hotline and services
Hotline phone number: 410-433-5175
Office phone: 410-752-2272

Serves Jewish victims of domestic violence       

Community Anti-violence Project
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and domestic violence and sexual assault services

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Claims for financial assistance
410-585-3010 or 888-679-9347

Family Law Hotline
Male Domestic Violence victims

Maryland Judicial Case Search
Public information website regarding court cases

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Association
Legal help for civil matters

Multi-ethnic Domestic Violence Project
Foreign-born victims

Parole and Probation

Shelter Information Line

Victim Information Notification Everyday  
Information on offender custody/protective order status
VINE: 1-866-634-8463 
VINE Protective Order: 1-877-846-3420

Related Websites

Domestic Violence






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