Tenants who are or have been victims of domestic violence are encouraged to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or a local domestic violence shelter, for assistance in creating a safety plan. For persons with hearing impairments, that hotline can be accessed by calling 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
Tenants who have been victims of sexual assault may call the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE, or visit the online hotline.
Tenants who are or have been victims of stalking seeking help may visit the National Center for Victims of Crime’s Stalking Resource Center.
Local organizations offering assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking:
Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland
44 E. Gordon Street Bel Air, MD 21014
Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland (FCS) provides services that support individuals and families throughout their lifespan. Offers programs designed to help individuals and families solve vexing problems or prevent issues from becoming disabling. Programs address issues including relationship disruption, family violence, sexual abuse, parent/child issues, teen pregnancy prevention, single or teen parenthood and elder care.
Sexual Assault / Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
P.O. Box 1207 Bel Air, MD 21014
410.836.8430 (24-hour helpline) 410.836.8431 www.sarc-maryland.org
SARC provides confidential domestic violence and sexual assault services in Harford County. Services include a safehouse for victims of domestic violence and their children, legal services, individual and group counseling for victims and children, an abuser intervention program, crisis intervention, community outreach, education and professional training, and court and hospital accompaniment.
Aberdeen Veterans’ Center
Sexual Trauma Treatment & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Veterans
223 W. Bel Air Avenue Aberdeen, MD 21001 410.272.6771
Outpatient treatment is provided to all eligible veterans by a team of professionals who have specialized knowledge and experience in understanding the physical and emotional aftermath of sexual trauma. Eligible veterans are those men and women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed while in the military or who have a history of sexual assault rape, or incest. We also treat individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Additional resources available in theHarford County Resource Guide.