Archive for March 2010

Maryland Domestic Violence Statistics

March 10, 2010

The National Network To End Domestic Violence takes one 24 hour period each year to complete a 24 hour census of domestic violence shelters and services throughout the nation.

In Maryland, during that 24 hour period, there were 1,082 victims served.  To quote the census:

483 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs.

599 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including individual counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.

Below are links to the full results for Maryland, and the nation:

Maryland results

National results


Dundalk Pond Skipper 5K to benefit Family Crisis Center

March 4, 2010

Thrive Baltimore is hosting the 3rd Annual Dundalk Pond Skipper 5K to be held on Saturday, May 22nd at Stansbury Park in Dundalk. Each year, Thrive Baltimore picks a local non-profit organization to support, and this year the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has been selected.

The mission of Thrive Baltimore is “to release people from spiritual, physical, social, economical and educational poverty to enable them to transform their communities.”

Last year, over $1,500 was raised, and this year the race is expected to be even bigger.

To register for the 5K, visit

Event information:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Registration Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Starting Time: 9:10 a.m.
Location: Stansbury Park
Parking Location: Grange Elementary School

$25 by May 5 (no refunds)
$30 on race day (cash only)
T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register.

Check out some footage from last years run by going here.