Archive for the ‘Shelter’ category

Back to School Shelter Needs

August 11, 2010

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County offers an emergency safe shelter for families who are experiencing domestic violence and family conflict. At any given point in time, our shelter is made up of about two thirds children (infants through high school age).

As the fall approaches, and the school year begins, the Family Crisis Center is in need of new school clothes for our children residents. All sizes of clothes are needed, in both boys and girls clothes.

School supplies are needed as well.

If you can help out, please call the shelter at 410-285-7496.


Family Crisis Center to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Gala

April 20, 2010

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Friday, June 18th, 2010
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore

The event will take place at 7PM at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, by the inner harbor. (See a map)

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting our event page, or by calling 410-285-4357. Tickets are $75.

We hope that you will join us this June for a night of good food, drinks, dancing, and helping a good cause. There will also be a silent auction, with some great items.

Visit our event page on Facebook!

We’d like to thank our Gala Sponsors


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

Be Greater Than Violence T-Shirts Benefit FCC

January 6, 2010

Family Crisis Center shelter counselor, Jessica Parry, sporting one of the shirts.

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County is excited to be a beneficiary of this very cool line of t-shirts put out by Be Greater Than.

Kelly Lippenholz, the owner of Be Greater Than, is donating a percentage of the profits from the Be >Violence t-shirts to the Family Crisis Center.

Be Greater Than states “In the spirit of encouraging others to live a better life, Be Greater Than is donating a percentage of their profits to several local charities. Unique to Be Greater’s desire to give back is that customers can choose their ’cause’ by which t-shirt they purchase.”

To purchase a Be >Violence t-shirt visit or go directly to the page for the shirt here.

Holiday Coat Drive Benefits Family Crisis Center

December 23, 2009

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Walter Maxfield Jones will be hosting his open mic series, Warm Wednesdays, this evening with a special twist. People who attend the open mic at 5 Seasons in Baltimore will get free admission, provided they bring a coat that will go to the women and children staying at the Family Crisis Center Emergency Safe Shelter.

Doors open for the coat drive/open mic at 8:30 PM tonight, this Wednesday, December 23rd.

We’ll be sure to give you pictures from the event, and the delivery to the Family Crisis Center.

5 Seasons is located at 830 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. Click here for a map.

Children At Shelter Visit 34th Street… In A Limo

December 18, 2009

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Jo Ellen Adams, of Techalloy, gave the children staying at the Safe Shelter a nice gift this holiday season. For two nights last week a limousine pulled up to the Family Crisis Center to take the children to the Christmas light displays on 34th Street in Baltimore.

The children loaded into the limo and first stopped at the holiday train garden located at a fire station in Dundalk. From there they moved to the lit up 34th Street in Baltimore. The children walked through the Christmas displays and even got to go into some of the houses.

At the end of the night, the children were all given gif bags, and plenty of candy.

Kids At Shelter Attend Ray Lewis Christmas Party

December 18, 2009

13 of the older children staying at the Safe Shelter at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County attended the Ray Lewis Christmas Party this week. The party, put on by The Sun Co., Catherine’s Closet, and Diakon, is an event that the Family Crisis Center has been a part of for a few years.

Special guests included Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon, and Miss Maryland Latina. But, the kids at the shelter were most excited to see Ray Lewis himself.

The kids had dinner, received gifts, and wrote letters to Sanata. Ray Lewis talked with the children, who got to ask him questions. One child asked Ray if he’d ever leave the Baltimore Ravens to go to another team. Ray answered without hesitation that he would never leave the Ravens.

Before the kids went home, they were handed bags of presents for themselves and their mothers. A good time was had by all.