Child Abuse

Any person who has reason to believe a child has been subjected to abuse (physical or sexual abuse) or neglect must make a report to the local office of Department of Social Services or law enforcement as soon as possible. In Maryland, suspected abuse must be reported to the county in which the abuse occurred. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

Domestic Violence

If you believe you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who may be in an abusive relationship with a current or former partner, call DOVE to speak with an advocate. For more information or to get help NOW, call:   

Elder Abuse

If an elderly or vulnerable person in your family or in your community is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call 1-800-91-PREVENT (1-800-917-7383) immediately or the local office of Department of Social Services