Domestic Violence

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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.

Contact: 
Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
410-690-3222 or 1-800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)
P.O. Box 5
Denton, MD 21629
Contact: 
Sherry Collier
410-310-9842
Services Provided: 

Provides self-represented litigants in Maryland state courts with information about the law, including summaries of the law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal services. The site gives the highest priority to selecting for content development topics that closely relate to civil case types most frequently handled in Maryland state courts by self-represented parties. We provide information on Maryland and federal law affecting Marylanders and their families in a number of topics, including housing, family law, domestic violence, consumer law, and state and federal benefit programs. There is also a directory of legal service organizations and links to websites of legal providers that may be able to assist you in resolving your matter. In addition, site staff maintains a calendar of events for the general public who need legal information.

Services Provided: 

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, shelter assistance for homeless persons without a mental illness.

888-407-8018
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Get Legal Help
The Women’s Law Center of Maryland provides free legal services to help you protect your legal rights. Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law. Our hotlines allow you to talk with an attorney who will give you information to help you understand your legal problem and tell you about community resources. Through the legal representation projects, you may be able to get a free lawyer to represent you in your case. The educational materials can help you understand the law and your rights.

Human Trafficking
Legal services for survivors of sex trafficking helps them remove prostitution convictions from their criminal records.

Hotlines
1-800-845-8550
M–F 9:30am–4:30pm
When you call the Family Law Hotline, you will talk briefly with an attorney for free. The attorney will give you basic information about Maryland family law to help you understand your rights and legal options. The lawyer can answer your questions about:
Separation
Divorce
Custody and visitation
Child support
Marital property
Alimony
Paternity
Name change
Guardianship
The Family Law Hotline attorney can not represent you in your family law case. The attorney may give you the phone number of a lawyer referral service in your area that may help you find an attorney to represent you. You may call the Hotline as often as you need. Due to the heavy volume of calls received, Hotline services are limited to brief conversations that will provide you with information. The Family Law Hotline services are available only to callers who are low-income. The Hotline attorney will ask you about your income and will collect other basic information.

Legal Forms Helpline
1-800-818-9888 (English)
T, W, F 9am–12:30pm, Th 9am–4pm
1-877-293-2507 (Spanish)
Leave a message and a Spanish-speaking attorney will return your call. The Legal Forms Helpline is a free telephone service to assist you if you are filing your family law case without the help of an attorney. The Helpline attorney can explain how to complete the required domestic relations forms, how to file the papers and how to move your case forward. The Helpline attorney can help you choose and complete forms you need for:
divorce
custody
visitation
child support
name change
modification of child support
modification of custody
modification of visitation
contempt for failure to pay child support
contempt for failure to provide visitation
guardianship

1-800-818-9888