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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

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




National Associations of Commissions for Women

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The White House

Distinguished Women of Past and Present



Test your Knowledge of Women's History  

Revised October 11, 2017         


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