In the State of Maryland

  • On September 6, 2023, 23 out of 23 (100%) identified domestic violence programs in Maryland participated in a national count of domestic violence services conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). The following figures were shared by participating programs about the services they provided during the 24-hour survey period
  • 1,135 Victims Served 555 adult and child victims of domestic violence found refuge in emergency shelters, transitional housing, hotels, motels, or other housing provided by local programs. 580 adult and child victims received nonresidential supportive services related to transportation, housing advocacy, legal support, therapy, and more.
  • 227 Hotline Contacts Received Domestic violence hotlines are lifelines for victims in danger, providing support, information, safety planning, and resources via phone, chat, text, email, and more. Programs’ hotlines received 227 contacts, averaging  more than 9 contacts per hour.
  • 67 People Educated Programs provided 5 educational sessions and trainings to 67 members of the public, addressing topics like domestic violence prevention and early intervention.
  • 299 Unmet Requests for Services Victims made 299 requests for services that programs could not provide because they lacked sufficient resources. Approximately 36% of these unmet requests were for emergency shelter, hotels, motels, transitional housing, and other housing.