Abuse

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence

410-690-3222 or 1-800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)

8626 Brooks Drive, Easton, MD 21601

To eliminate domestic violence through intervention and prevention by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy to those on the mid shore, and by changing society’s attitudes and systems which permit and promote such violence against women, men, and their families.

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Provides a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. These include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention at hospitals and police stations, counseling and support, a shelter, assistance with legal proceedings, information and referrals, outreach and assistance for Spanish speaking victims, transitional assistance, intervention and prevention to community, and prevention education in the schools. Speakers are available for community education and training. There is an Abuser Intervention Program. Volunteers accepted. Cell phone donations are accepted.

Eligibility

Victims/families involved in domestic violence situations. The Abuser Intervention Program for individuals who display abusive behavior within the family.

Hours of Operation

8:30 – 4:30 & 24-hour hotline

Fees

Services are free for victims.

Areas Served

Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties

Sante Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis Team

888-407-8018

For help with people in crisis, mental health issues, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities.

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Crisis interventions, assessments & referrals; emergency petitions; anyone in crisis, i.e. situational crises; individuals with suicidal thoughts and/or plans; individuals with psychosis and/or delusions; family and marital conflicts; child/teen/elder issues; domestic violence; substance abuse; intellectual disabilities; links to mental health and substance abuse services; family education. Can’t provide service for transportation in MCT vehicles, or shelter assistance for homeless persons without a mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Operate 24/7/365 or as needed | Hotline Always Available

Areas Served

All 9 Counties of the Eastern Shore

Women’s Law Center of Maryland

410-321-8761

410-321-0462

305 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204

The mission of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland is to serve as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the protection and expansion of women’s legal rights through legal assistance to individuals and strategic initiatives to achieve systemic change.

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Through its family law programs, the Women’s Law Center provides individuals with information and legal assistance in family law cases.Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP)If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking representation in a protective order hearing in one of the following jurisdictions, please email admin@wlcmd.org or call the number listed:Baltimore City – 410-783-0377Baltimore County – 410-887-3162Carroll County – 410-386-2440Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI)If you are foreign-born victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking, and need an attorney to help you obtain legal immigration status, please call 410-396-3294 or email admin@wlcmd.orgHotlinesEmployment Law Hotline – 1-877-422-9500Family Law Hotline – 1-800-845-8550Additional ProjectsJudicare – 410-321-8761Limited Scope Representation Project – 410-321-8761To make a contribution, please donate online, call 410-321-8761 or email admin@wlcmd.org.

Senior Helpline Sponsored by Maryland Legal Aid

866-635-2948

(410) 763-8752

Maryland Legal Aid is committed to protecting and advancing the rights of older adults. Maryland Legal Aid serves people over age 60 in all areas of legal practice. We provide a range of services from advice to full representation at hearings. In many counties, these services have special funding through the local Area Agencies on Aging and the Older Americans Act. Many older adults contact us about:Debt collection, Eviction, Foreclosure, Social Security and SSI, Medicaid, Long-term care, Nursing home discharge questions.

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The Maryland Senior Legal Helpline is a free telephone hotline for people living in Maryland, aged 60 years or older. Attorneys who staff the helpline provide brief legal advice to callers or give callers a referral to another legal resource or an appropriate public or private agency. By providing these services over the telephone, seniors can get help for their legal problems without having to leave their homes.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri 9:30am – 4:00pm

Areas Served

Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties

Caroline County Local Care Team

410-479-4446

c/o Caroline Human Services Council, Inc, 317 Carter Ave., Suite 101, Denton, MD 21629

The Local Care Team is made of representatives from all the child serving agencies in Caroline County (Caroline Human Services, Department of Juvenile Services, Caroline County Health Department Behavioral Health Clinic, MD Coalition of Families, Developmental Disabilities Administration, and Mid Shore Behavioral Health). If your child is between 5 and 21 and is displaying behaviors that concern you, struggling socially, being defiant or aggressive, displaying other risky behaviors or if you are struggling to coordinate services between agencies for your child who has an IEP or other diagnosis, the Local Care Team can help. The team will review your child’s needs and discuss resources and you will leave the meeting with a Plan of Care. A parent/caregiver can work with an agency already serving the child to make referral to the Local Care Team, which normally meets on the third Wednesday of each month or may contact the LCT Coordinator for assistance in making a self referral or accessing the appropriate agency to make a referral for your child.

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Resources and referrals for families with children with intensive behavioral health needs.

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women

410-829-7020

12400 River Road, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our purpose is to make sure all women on the Eastern shore of Maryland have a chance at a new start. To begin over in a safe sober environment. We are a board of 5 women who have all been affected by the opiate epidemic and thought we needed to do something to help the women in our communities.

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We pay fees and rent for women going into recovery houses (Sober living). We are a local resource so women looking for help can come to us and we will point them in the right direction for recovery. We give rides to rehab facilities, doctor appointments, work, court, etc.

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocate, Eastern Shore Chapter (MHAA)

301-471-1830

We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.The website offers a chat function and additional resources that are more specific.

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Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center

877-842-8461

240-929-0526

1001 Prince George’s Blvd., Suite 750, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-7427

“To ensure that victims of crime receive justice and are treated with dignity and compassion through comprehensive victims’ rights and services.”

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Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of crime victims in Maryland, while maintaining a nationwide reputation for dedicated advocacy and services.The MCVRC serves victims from three offices, in Prince George’s County, in Baltimore City, and in Washington D.C. and has diversified its services to include criminal justice education, court accompaniment, therapeutic counseling, support groups, community education, national identity theft leadership, legal information and assistance, direct legal representation, policy advocacy, technical assistance for allied professionals and criminal justice agencies, and faith-based referrals.

Mid-Shore Fresh Start Recovery Program

(443) 385-0262

Fresh Start is a nonprofit transitional housing program for people recovering from substance-related addiction. Their goal is to provide, in the Mid-Shore area, a stable housing environment complemented by aggressive case management to assist the residents in achieving sobriety, independence, and self-sufficiency with enhanced possibilities for future success.

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