Archive for April 2009

Brownie Troop Donates to Shelter

April 27, 2009

troop_4921Last week, the girls of Brownie Troop 492 donated 12 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the safe shelter at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County.  The cookies were delivered to the shelter and enjoyed by the woman and children residents.  Sue Farace, leader of Brownie Troop 492, told the Family Crisis Center that the girls all decided that they wanted to help children in their area.  We thank the Brownies for their donation!


Video – Expert Warns Of More Familicides

April 23, 2009

familicideTerry Owens, of ABC 2 in Baltimore, speaks with domestic violence expert Dr. Richard Gelles who warns of a coming surge in domestic violence, child abuse, and “familicide”.

Click here to see a video of the interview and read the full article.

Safe Shelter in need of donations

April 22, 2009

As the Family Crisis Center prepares to move to our renovated facility this summer, we find that we are in need of a few specialty items. In addition to the items listed on our wish list, we are in need of the following…

  • The kitchen is desperately in need of large commercial type pots, pans, cookie sheets and cooking utensils.
  • Air mattresses
  • 52 twin bed size sheet sets
  • 52 pillows and pillow cases
  • 52 blankets for twin beds
  • 52 towels
  • 52 washcloths

If you are interested in donating any of these items to the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, either email or call the shelter at 410-285-7496.

Take Back The Night at Towson University

April 14, 2009

The Towson University Women Studies Department, the Feminist Collective, and Turnaround Inc. will be hosting Towson University’s first ever “Take Back The Night” event on Thursday, April 16th at 6:45 PM.  The event will take place on the Potomac Patio, which is right outside of the Towson University Student Union.  (Note that this is an updated location.)

The Towson University Feminist Collective website states,

Join the Feminist Collective as we bring the first annual Take Back the Night to Towson University.

There will be tables with information on sexual assault, domestic violence, and many others. We will have people speaking about their experiences with domestic and sexual violence, as well as performers of all types.

We will then march to Take Back the Night around Towson, to help show our support for all men, women, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.

For more information on this event visit or e-mail the Feminist Collective at

According to the official Take Back The Night website, “Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women. The unifying theme throughout these diverse topics is the assertion that all human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard, and the right to reclaim those rights if they are violated.”

Lexi Hubb, the Events Coordinator for the Towson University Feminist Collective, writes, “Together, we can help end violence against women. Our march is especially important because our route will include an area where a young woman was raped this fall… but we are taking back the night!”

Come out to the event, and be sure to stop by the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County’s information table.

Easter Celebrations at the Shelter

April 9, 2009

Thanks to some generous donations, the families staying at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Safe Shelter will have the opportunity to celebrate Easter while away from their homes.  There are a number of events planned, including an Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter party at the Shelter, and egg dying.  Easter baskets filled with treats have been donated to the Shelter and every child will receive their own basket.  According to Shelter Director, Rebecca Foster, everyone is getting hyper from the candy so far!

New Podcast – Towson University’s “The Vagina Monologues” Interview

April 1, 2009

Listen to the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County’s latest podcast – an interview with Towson University’s The Vagina Monologues Director, Lexi Hubb. Lexi is a senior theater major, who has been a part of the Vagina Monologues for four years, organizing and directing for three. She also performs one of the show’s monologues. This year, The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County was a beneficiary of the funds raised through the performances.

To listen to the podcast, click here to go to our website.

To hear other podcasts and see other Family Crisis Center multimedia, go to our multimedia page.