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Domestic Violence Referral Information

24-Hour Hotlines

For Emergency Baltimore County Police Assistance, dial 911.

Baltimore County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline 
Phone: 410-828-6390

Family Tree Family Stress Line

Family and Children Services

If you are a victim of abuse, help and resources are available through the following programs.

Eastern Baltimore County

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County is convenient to those who live on the east side of Baltimore County (White Marsh, Overlea, Essex, Dundalk). They provide safe shelter, transitional housing, 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
Administrative Services Phone: 410-285-4357 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Central Baltimore County

TurnAround, Inc. is an organization convenient to those centrally located in Baltimore County (Towson, Cockeysville, Timonium, Parkville). They offer 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.
24-Hour Helpline Phone: 443-279-0379
Administrative Services Phone: 410-377-8111(Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Western Baltimore County

The LifeBridge Health's DOVE Program at Northwest Hospital is a domestic violence program convenient to those who live on the west side of Baltimore County (Wilkens, Catonsville, Woodlawn, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Franklin). They offer free and confidential services including crisis response, crisis intervention, case management, counseling, support and even essential needs and court accompaniment during legal proceedings.  A DOVE advocate helps victims come up with a personalized safety plan and advises them about their options and resources.
Phone: 410-496-7555 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Domestic Violence

Adelante Familia
Adelante Familia is a bilingual program at the House of Ruth Maryland that serves Spanish-speaking immigrants who are victims or at risk of being victims of intimate partner violence.
24-Hour Hotline Phone: 410-889-7884

Baltimore County Family Violence Unit
The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office Family Violence Unit handles the initial case preparation of all domestic and family violence cases and the trial for most circuit court cases.
Phone: 410-887-6610

Baltimore County Police Domestic Violence Liaison
The domestic violence liaison in the Baltimore County Police Department's Youth and Community Services Section can put you in touch with the Domestic Violence Coordinator in the precinct where you live. They also provide helpful resources to victims in a domestic violence situation.
Phone: 410-887-5901

Baltimore County Department of Social Services (DSS)
Call Baltimore County DSS to report suspected child abuse.
Phone: 410-853-3000

Baltimore County Department of Social Services Abuser Intervention Program
The Family Violence Unit of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services is available to explain services, provide referrals and offer support.
Phone (for court advocate): 410-853-3030
Phone (for domestic violence referral/abuser intervention program): 410-853-3080

CHANA understands the needs of the Jewish community across all denominations. CHANA offers a kosher safe house and has experience working within the Jewish arbitration process, in addition to the civil court system.
Phone: 410-234-0030

House of Ruth Maryland
The House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping battered women and their children find safety and security.
24-Hour Hotline Phone: 410-889-7884
Legal Hotline Phone: 888-880-7884

Maryland Crisis Hotline
The Maryland Crisis Hotline is a statewide 24-hour crisis intervention and supportive counseling hotline for suicide prevention, family and relationship problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, loneliness, depression, chemical dependency issues and others.
Phone: 1-800-422-0009


Greater Baltimore Medical Center's (GBMC) SAFE and Domestic Violence Program
The hospital-based Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence program provides free and confidential medical, forensic and crisis counseling services to patients. Care and resources are available 24/7 for immediate crisis and trauma counseling. Services include advocacy, group counseling, safety planning, legal  resources, and additional resources for any individuals experiencing relationship or sexual violence. Additionally, training classes and seminars are offered free of charge throughout the community. Presentations can be conducted in person or virtually via Zoom.
Phone: 443-849-3323
Emergency Department Phone: 443-849-2225

Northwest and Sinai Hospital
The domestic violence programs at LifeBridge Health's Northwest Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore provide crisis intervention, as well as 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 (DOVE Program)
Sinai Hospital Phone: 410-601-8692

Substance Abuse

Al-Anon helps families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. The organization assures anonymity in their efforts to help more families and friends of alcoholics.
Phone: 410-832-7094

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Phone: 410-663-1922

Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health
Substance use prevention programs provide services to individuals, families, schools and communities throughout Baltimore County. These programs are designed to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
Phone: 410-887-3828

Legal Assistance

Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE notifies victims when offenders are released from incarceration which provides them with a sense of security.
Phone: 866-634-8463

Women's Law Center of Maryland

  • The Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI) provides immigration legal services to foreign-born Maryland residents who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human sex trafficking. Language services are provided free if your preferred language is not English (se habla Espanol).
    Phone: 410-396-3294 or  
  • The Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP) provides a free attorney to represent you in protection order hearings if you have been abused by an intimate partner and your case is in Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County.
    POARP Phone: 410-887-3162

Legal Options

Depending on your relationship to the alleged abuser, there are two types of civil relief: a protective order and a peace order. 

Protective Orders are civil orders issued by a judge for victims of domestic violence that orders one person to refrain from committing certain acts against others. The judge can order the abuser to stay away from the victim, order the abuser to be removed from the home and give you  temporary custody of children that you have with the abuser. Additional information and how to file a Protective Order are available online.

A Peace Order is a form of legal protection for anyone who is experiencing problems with an individual, including someone in a dating relationship, a neighbor, a stranger, or anyone else.  The peace order enables an individual who wishes to be left alone to ask the Court for an order for the other person to stay away and refrain from any contact.

A Peace Order allows any person who has been subjected to abuse, harassment, stalking, trespass, or malicious destruction of property to seek relief from the court.  Unlike protective orders, the nature of the relationship between the parties is not a factor when petitioning the court for a Peace Order. Additional information and how to file a Peace Order are available online.

District Courts

The following are District Court of Maryland locations and contact numbers.

900 Walker Avenue            
Phone: 410-512-2500

8914 Kelso Drive
Phone: 410-512-2300

120 East Chesapeake Avenue                  
Phone: 410-512-2000

Domestic Violence Coordinators

Each of the 10 precincts in Baltimore County have an officer assigned as a Domestic Violence Coordinator (DVC) to assist those in need of domestic and family violence. Contact information for the DVC at your local precinct is listed below.

Precinct 1 Wilkens
901 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Phone: 410-887-0869

Precinct 2 Woodlawn
6424 Windsor Mill Road
Woodlawn, Maryland 21207
Phone: 410-887-6796

Precinct 3 Franklin
606 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136         
Phone: 410-887-6968

Precinct 4 Pikesville 
215 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208    
Phone: 410-887-6776

Precinct 6 Towson  
115 West Susquehanna Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204           
Phone: 410-887-5933

Precinct 7 Cockeysville
111 Wight Avenue
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Phone: 410-887-1827

Precinct 8 Parkville
8532 Old Harford Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234   
Phone: 410-887-5446

Precinct 9 White Marsh
8220 Perry Hall Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Phone: 410-887-5036

Precinct 11 Essex
216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21221   
Phone: 410-887-0232

Precinct 12 Dundalk
428 Westham Way
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Phone: 410-887-7337

Revised April 22, 2020         


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