Family Violence Program

Sinai Domestic Violence Program
410-601-8692 (Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30a.m.-5p.m.)

Baltimore County Domestic Violence & 

Sexual Assault Hotline: 410-828-6390 (24/7 Response)

Working to end domestic violence in our community

Love Shouldnt Hurt

Sinai Domestic Violence Program

Dedicated to breaking the cycle of controlling and violent behavior in intimate relationships, the Sinai Domestic Violence Program offers free, confidential services to patients, visitors and community members as well as LifeBridge Health employees and families. 

We provide support through crisis intervention, case management, individual and group counseling, and other services. 

What We Offer
  • Crisis response/medical advocacy (for patients seeking treatment at Sinai Hospital)
  • Crisis intervention (assistance with short-term safety planning)
  • Court accompaniment and advocacy (emotional support during legal proceedings) 
  • Case management (in-person empowerment sessions that includes long-term goal setting and safety planning, resources, education and emotional support)
  • Individual and group counseling (for processing experiences and working towards achieving goals)
  • Support group (a safe environment to share experiences and discuss the impact of domestic violence)
  • Essential needs (assistance for those actively working with our program with gaining access to basic needs)
  • Self-defense courses 
  • Staff education and training on domestic violence 

Know the Signs 

Domestic (or intimate partner) violence is abuse or aggression occurring in an intimate relationship.

There are generally four types of this behavior:

  • Physical violence (when someone hurts or attempts to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking or another type of physical force)
  • Sexual violence (forcing or attempting to force a partner to perform a sex act)
  • Stalking (a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention and contact that causes fear or concern for one’s own safety)
  • Psychological aggression (use of verbal and non-verbal communication with the intent of causing mental or emotional harm and/or exerting control over someone)

Common signs of abuse or aggression from a partner include:

  • Jealousy or possessiveness
  • Attempts to isolate you from friends and family
  • Denial of freedom and/or access to resources or money
  • Physical intimidation or attacks
  • Threats to kill or harm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of intimate partner violence-related impact. The CDC also says that more than 43 million women and 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

 

Domestic violence is a significant public health issue that can result in serious injuries, emotional trauma and even death.

 
Seeking help and safety planning

If you believe you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, call the Sinai Domestic Violence Program to speak with an advocate.

We can help you develop a personalized safety plan that addresses your needs as well as those of your children,
and provide information about options and resources that are available to you.

You can also call:

House of Ruth Maryland: 410-889-0840

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Contact Us

Complete the form below and someone from our office will respond to you shortly. All submissions outside of normal office hours, weekends or holidays will receive a response on the next business day. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.