Unfortunately, domestic violence is a part of many relationships. It can affect men, women and children regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation. Many individuals who experience domestic violence tend to be silent out of fear of judgment or retaliation. Don’t stay silent. If you are experiencing domestic violence in Montgomery County, Maryland, below are some resources that can help.
Domestic Violence Resources in Montgomery County, Maryland
The goal of abusers is to isolate their victims so they feel alone, helpless, and are easier to control. Reclaim your life today. If you are experiencing domestic violence, you do not have to navigate it alone and there are resources available to help you:
- The Abused Persons Program. The Abused Persons Program provides crisis counseling (ongoing), shelter, support and advocacy services to individuals experiencing domestic violence and their families. To be eligible for this program, the applicant must be a victim of domestic violence who lives in Montgomery County, Maryland.
- The Montgomery County Crisis Center. The Crisis Center provides free crisis services to all ages, 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. Their services are provided in-person and by phone. They provide full crisis assessments and treatment referrals for all cases, both psychiatric and situational. To be eligible for this program, individuals must be a resident of Montgomery County and must provide proof of residency photo identification. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Farsi and Mandarin.
- The Montgomery County, Maryland Family Justice Center. The Family Justice Center provides coordinated advocacy, government and legal services to individuals experiencing domestic violence and their children. Anybody who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence is eligible to receive services. Their services are free and can be provided in any language. These services include, but are not limited to: Counseling (also available for children who witness domestic violence), Career Counseling, Basic Needs Services (food, shelter, clothes, etc.), Legal Advice and Representation and many more.
- The House of Ruth. The House of Ruth Maryland aims to end violence against women and their children by providing individuals with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. Their services include, but are not limited to: 24-hour hotline, Emergency Shelter (for women & children in imminent danger), Legal Clinic services, Abuse Intervention and Individual / Group Counseling.
- SouthJerseyRecovery.com. SouthJerseyRecovery.com is a free online resource that offers information about addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues. The Domestic Violence Resources and Personality Disorders and Addiction are two of the free guides that cover personality disorders and substance abuse, along with resources for those dealing with domestic violence, as these issues frequently co-exist.
Contact Our Experienced Maryland Family Law Attorneys Regarding Your Domestic Violence Case in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland
If you have questions or concerns about Montgomery County, Maryland Domestic Violence, please contact the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC today. You can reach attorney LaSheena M. Williams at (301) 778-9950 or by leaving an online request for a consultation.
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