The Maryland Domestic Violence Service Providers are committed to providing services to victims of intimate partner violence. Our member programs have been working arduously to meet the needs of survivors in Maryland. The MNADV reached out to our local programs to gather information about services and resources available. To learn how local programs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, click on the following links:
Anne Arundel County
- 24 Hour Helpline is still available; Chat online is also available.
- Hospital accompaniment has been suspended.
- Shelter is at capacity, but may provide other options on a case-by-case basis.
- Counseling sessions are available by phone.
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline is available
- Individual counseling is being offered over the phone.
- Hospital and court accompaniment for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors have been suspended. However, staff will call victims to provide follow-up services.
- AIP groups have been suspended for the next two weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to complete all sessions after the pandemic emergency.
- All community presentations are suspended as are court accompaniments.
- Effective March 16 through March 29, Family and Children’s Services will operate by appointment only.
- Most appointments will occur by telehealth or telephone.
- Limited in-person appointments may occur on a case by case basis to address crises.
- All current support groups and groups hosted by the Violence Intervention Program are canceled until further notice.
- If you are in immediate danger and need to reach a domestic violence advocate for safety planning or emergency shelter, please contact the 24 hour hotline at 443.865.8031.
- 24 Hour Helpline is available
- Emergency Shelter–is prioritizing high lethality victims who live in Harford County.
- All case management is provided by phone.
- Individual and group counseling services have been suspended.
- Advocacy and Accompaniment are suspended at this present time due to Hospital and court restrictions. Companion calls will provide support and resources by phone.
- 24 hour Helpline is still available
- Emergency shelter is still available
- Crisis intervention and case management are available by phone
- Individual counseling will also be available by phone.
- Groups are canceled for the duration of the emergency
- Court accompaniment is suspended at this present time due to court restrictions. However, advocacy is available by phone.
- Supervised Visitation & Exchanges are still available.
Prince George’s County
- 24 Hour Helpline is still available.
- Individual and group counseling have been cancelled.
- Advocacy and Accompaniment are suspended at this present time due to Hospital and court restrictions.
Family Justice Centers
All courts in the Maryland Judiciary, court offices, administrative offices, units of the Judiciary, and the Offices of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts and the clerks’ offices of the District Court are closed except for emergencies beginning on March 17, 2020, through April 3, 2020.
- Extreme risk protective order appeals (ERPOs) will be handled in circuit courts
- District Court Commissioners will handle new extreme risk protective order petitions, new domestic violence protective petitions, and new peace order petitions
- Domestic violence protective orders, appeals from peace orders, family law emergencies, and temporary restraining orders may be scheduled after the COVID-19 emergency period.