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Getting Help for Domestic Violence  

Monday, March 17, 2008; 6:00 am

If you feel threatened or in danger from the person you live with, you are not alone.

Domestic violence is against the law. You can get help. First, plan ahead and be prepared to leave. Find a safe place to go for at least one night, such as a friend's home or a shelter for abused women. Then, plan how you will leave.

  • Baltimore Police Department Family Crimes Unit. Victims of domestic violence may call 443-984-7030.

  • House of Ruth. To get information about shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy, call their 24-hour hotline, at 410-889-RUTH.

  • ADELANTE Program. Immigrant women experiencing problems in a relationship may call 410-732-2176.

  • Family Violence Program at Sinai Hospital. The program offers 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, and support groups. It also offers court accompaniment, home visiting, resources, and referrals. For more information, call 410-601-8692.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. To find a domestic violence program nearest you, call 1-800-799-SAFE (799-7233).

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline. To get help and information about sexual assault, call 1-800-656-HOPE.

  • Turn Around Inc. Turn Around provides counseling and support services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore City. For further information, call 410-828-6390.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.


Updated: 08/19/11; 12:53 pm


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