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30th Anniversary Gala A Success

August 9, 2010

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore this June.  Long time supporters of the Family Crisis Center, as well as new donors made their way to the museum to celebrate more than 30 years of assisting Baltimore families who are dealing with domestic violence and family conflict.

For pictures from the event, click here.

The gala’s major sponsors were the People for Rebecca Dongarra for County Council, The Sun Products Corporation, and the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren.

Executive and Clinical Director, Doug Murphy, thanked the crowd for supporting the Family Crisis Center and presented awards of appreciation to three long term Family Crisis Center supporters: Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren, The Hunt Manor Women’s Club, and the Family Crisis Center’s first Director, Monroe Good.

Guests enjoyed a dinner provided by Dionysus’ Kitchen, music courtesy of Absolute Entertainment, and a silent auction filled with vacation get aways, airfare, wine tastings, and more.

The Family Crisis Center thanks everyone for coming out, and we look forward to next year’s celebration.

For pictures from the event, click here.

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Dundalk Church of the Brethren Donates Christmas Offering to FCC

February 1, 2010

If you know the history of the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, you already know that the organization was originally started 30 years ago through the Dundalk Church of the Brethren. In 1991 those involved decided that the Family Crisis Center had grown to a level beyond the Church’s ability to govern, and the Family Crisis Center was incorporated into a private, non-profit organization.

Over the years, the Dundalk Church of the Brethren has continued to support the Family Crisis Center in many different ways.

Today, the Family Crisis Center received a very generous donation from the Dundalk Church of the Brethren’s Christmas offering. Delores Barr, Chair of the Leadership Team at the Church, and 40-year member, told us:

One of the reasons we chose the agency is because of it’s response and outreach to the community in times of difficulty.

We wanted to thank the Family Crisis Center because it really provides an important service to those who are in desperate situations.

The Family Crisis Center thanks the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, it’s Leadership Team, and it’s members for their continued support.

Welcome: Learn a little more about the Family Crisis Center

December 3, 2008

Twenty years ago, family violence was rarely a topic of conversation. It was considered a private, family matter and that’s where most people chose to keep it. There was no legal recourse or protection. Millions across the United States endured the physical and psychological pain of being abused by the one they loved. The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc. was created to address this issue and to meet the needs of all family members involved.

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc. is a mosaic of essential services and programs, which include a safe shelter; individuals, couples, and family counselling directed toward the prevention, intervention, and treatment of conflictual or violent relationships between family and or household members, new behavior groups for abusers and victims, an advocacy program for victims of relationship violence and Hotline services for Baltimore County and area residents.

Our programs help those experiencing family violence to break the cycle of violence and become more independent. All services are provided on a sliding scale basis, keeping the needs of the client in focus.

Our agency has continued to grow in response to the diverse needs of individuals experiencing violence. We have worked to educate the community in an attempt to eliminate the damaging myths associated with family violence. We have worked with legislature to provide legal protection and funding for expansion of services. And we have worked with other professionals to further the importance of eliminating family violence in our country.

But most importantly of all, we have brought hope and a new way of life to hundreds of families in Baltimore County, and we look forward to a bright future, when families no longer live in fear.

Please consider donating to the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County.

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.
P.O. Box 3909
Baltimore, MD 21222