Services for sexual assault survivors in Maryland are available during the COVID-19 crisis. Local rape crisis centers, SALI, and MCASA are available to provide direct services. Learn more

During the COVID-19 crisis we are regularly updating this page with what services are available.

Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers provide the following confidential services to adult and child victims as well as their families, partners, and loved ones:

  • Crisis intervention, counseling, and referral.
  • Victim accompaniment to hospitals, police interviews, and court to provide support and information about options.
  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline with counselors trained to listen and offer information.
  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
  • Assistance navigating the legal and judicial systems.

All crisis-intervention, referral, and accompaniment services are free. Clinical services provided by specially trained psychologists, social workers, and paraprofessionals are either free or based on a sliding scale according to individual financial resources. Programs may also accept private insurance, medical assistance, or Medicare and most offer subsidized fees. No one is turned away due to inability to pay for services. Click here for a complete list of all Maryland centers

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COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services will be offered over the phone to current clients

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Family Crisis Resource Center
146 Bedford Street Cumberland, MD 21502
Tel: (301) 759-9246
Hotline: (301) 759-9244
www.familycrisisresourcecenter.org/

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline and Live Chat services are available

Counseling services are suspended, please call the 24 hour hotline for assistance

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel
1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 101
Arnold, MD 21012
Tel: (410) 626-7800
Hotline: (410) 222-6800
http://www.annapolisywca.org/

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Therapy, Advocacy/Case Management and Legal services are continuing and are conducted via phone 

TurnAround shelter is currently closed due to COVID crisis. TurnAround is still sheltering referrals/clients using hotels and other partnerships.

THE CITY OFFICE IS MOVING BY END OF APRIL SO DO NOT FAX OR MAIL INFO TO THE OFFICE. They do not know when the new office will be open due to COVID.

TurnAround, Inc.
1800 North Charles St., Suite 404
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 837-7000
Hotline: 443-279-0379
www.turnaroundinc.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Therapy, Advocacy/Case Management and Legal services are continuing and are conducted via phone

TurnAround shelter is currently closed due to COVID crisis. TurnAround is still sheltering referrals/clients using hotels and other partnerships.

TurnAround, Inc.
8503 LaSalle Road, 2nd Floor 
Towson, MD 21286
Tel: (410) 377-8111
Hotline: 443-279-0379
www.turnaroundinc.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are being offered virtually, walk-in clients are not being accepted at this time. 

In person Hospital Accompaniment is still available at this time, following hospital protocol.

Crisis Intervention Center
P.O. Box 980
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Tel: (410) 535-5400 (Press “5” in the directory listing)
Hotline: (410) 535-1121 or (301) 855-1075
http://www.calverthealth.org/personalhealth/crisisintervention/index.htm

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

All offices are open for in person counseling sessions, as well as teletherapy for those who cannot leave their homes.

In person Hospital Accompaniment is still available at this time.

For All Seasons, Inc.
300 Talbot Street
Easton, MD 21601
Tel: (410) 822-1018
Hotline: (410) 820-5600
Toll-free: 1-800-310-7273
Para español: 410-829-6143
www.forallseasonsinc.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Offices are closed. Current clients are being contacted to set up a phone session. Support groups have been cancelled.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Rape Crisis Intervention Service
224 N. Center St. #102
Westminster, MD 21157
Tel: (410) 857-0900
Hotline: (410) 857-7322
www.rapecrisiscc.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Outpatient counseling center is by appointment only.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

The Bridge
P.O. Box 2137
Elkton, MD 21922
Tel: (410) 996-0333
Hotline: (410) 996-0333
www.cecilhelp4u.com

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are being offered over the phone, group sessions have been suspended.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Center for Abused Persons
2670 Crain Highway, Suite 303
Waldorf, MD 20603
Tel: (301) 645-8994 or (301)843-1110
Hotline: (301) 645-3336
centerforabusedpersonscharlescounty.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

All individual and group sessions have been cancelled. Counselors are attempting to provide telephone services to current clients.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Heartly House, Inc.
P.O. Box 857
Frederick, MD 21705
Tel:  (301) 418-6610
Hotline: (301) 662-8800
www.heartlyhouse.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are being offered over the phone for current and new clients.

In person Hospital Accompaniment is still available.

Shelter services remain available.

Dove Center
882 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Tel: (301) 334-6255
Hotline: (301) 334-9000
Toll-free: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
www.gcdovecenter.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available.

Online Chat: SARC has a new online chat feature with limited hours on their website. Trained staff are available to provide support and advocacy to victims. Visit www.sarc-maryland.org to see when Helpline Chat is accessible.

Individual and group counseling sessions have been suspended.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Emergency shelter remains open. All victims seeking shelter should call the 24 Hour Helpline at 410-836-8430. SARC is following all guidelines implemented by the CDC and State of Maryland.

SARC continues to provide representation to victims who have protective order hearings scheduled during the court closures. Staff are working remotely with access to email and voicemail: for all emergency legal questions and concerns, please call SARC’s 24-Hour Helpline at 410-836-8430. Alternatively, you can reach the Legal Services Program via voicemail at 443-371-3553 (this number is only for voicemail and you will get a return call within 24 hours). 

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
P.O. Box 1207
Bel Air, MD 21014
Tel: (410) 836-8431
Hotline: (410) 836-8430
www.sarc-maryland.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are available by appointment only, over the phone.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

HopeWorks of Howard County
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046
Tel: (410) 997-0304
Hotline: (410) 997-2272
Toll-free: (800) 752-0191
http://www.wearehopeworks.org/

COVID-19 Updates

No changes to services have been made at this time. In person hospital accompaniment is provided, and counseling and therapy continue to be offered in person

Victim Assistance & Sexual Assault Program
1301 Piccard Drive, Suite 4100
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (240) 777-1355
Hotline: (240) 777-4357
TTY: (240) 777-1347
www.vasap.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are available over the phone.

In person Hospital Accompaniment services are being offered only at the request of the forensic nurse examiner.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Dimensions Healthcare
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
Tel: (301) 618-3154
Hotline: (301) 618-3154
https://www.umms.org/capital/health-services/domestic-violence-sexual-assault

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

Life Crisis Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 387
Salisbury, MD 21803
Hotline: (410) 749-HELP (4357)
www.lifecrisiscenter.org

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Offices closed, staff are working remote and are avilable at 240-925-8456 during normal business hours: M - Th: 8:30 am - 4:30 m, F: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
23918 Mervell Dean Road 
Hollywood, MD 20636 
Tel: (301)-373-4141
Hotline: (240) 925-0084
www.smcfa.net

COVID-19 Updates

24 Hour Hotline services are available

Counseling services are available by appointment only, over the phone.

In person Hospital Accompaniment has been suspended, advocates are available to provide support over the phone

CASA, Inc.
116 West Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel: (301) 739-4990
Hotline: (301)739-8975
TTY: (301) 739-1012
www.casainc.org

MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute

In addition to Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers, MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) provides legal services to survivors of sexual assault statewide. Visit the SALI page for more information.

TTY Services

To accommodate people who may be hearing or speech impaired, all Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers are equipped with TTY machines.

For those who do not have access to a TTY machine, the Maryland Relay system can be reached by dialing 711. The Maryland Relay is a communication system that allows contact between TTY users and standard phone users. If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired or need to contact a TTY user who is, simply dial 711 for a Relay operator. An operator will facilitate the conversation by talking to the standard phone user and typing to the TTY user. This service is completely free for all local calls and is available 24 hours a day/365 days a year. All calls are strictly confidential and no record of any conversation is kept.

Language Line

Some of Maryland’s Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers have the ability to respond to non-English speakers on their hotlines by using the Language Line. The Language Line interpretation services are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people who speak any one of 140 different languages.