Resources for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence is physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This kind of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
The Maryland State Domestic Violence Coalition (MNADV) brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals for the common purpose of reducing intimate partner and family violence and its harmful effects on our citizens. The Network accomplishes this goal by providing education, training, resources, and advocacy to advance victim safety and abuser accountability.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7/365 access to highly-trained advocates who are willing to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The number is 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The mission of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Intimate Partner Violence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers fast facts on intimate partner violence, prevention strategies, risk and protective factors, information about teen dating violence, and intimate partner violence resources.
The mission of loveisrespect is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. They provide 24/7/365 access to highly-trained advocates who are willing to talk/text/chat confidentially with young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. The number is 1-866-331-9474 and TTY 1-866-331-85=453. You can also text loveis to 22522 or chat online at www.loveisrespect.org.
Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association: Well-Being Committee
This is a committee of the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association and its purpose is to provide confidential well-being assistance to individuals who are having difficulty dealing with a physical, mental or emotional issue, or substance abuse.