Posted tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

Statistics on Domestic Violence Deaths In Maryland

June 29, 2010

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) released a report on individuals who died as a result of domestic violence during FY 2009 in Maryland.  The report gives us information on who the victims were, their relationship to the offender, their age range, how they were killed, and where in Maryland this took place.

Baltimore County had the highest number of deaths as a result of domestic violence, with 12. Baltimore City had 10 deaths, and Price George’s County had 8.

These deaths grimly reveal the challenge that the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County and other domestic violence agencies face as they attempt, with diminished funding and growing demand for services, in our efforts to intervene and provide safety for the families of Baltimore County.

Click on the more button below to see the full report. (more…)


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


30th Anniversary Gala Set for the American Visionary Art Museum

April 19, 2010

Members of the gala planning committee visited the American Visionary Art Museum to get a better look at the location of the Family Crisis Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala.

The museum in itself is beautiful, but the actual location in the museum where the gala will take place is breathtaking. There are views of the Baltimore inner harbor, access to some amazing art exhibits, and a huge space for the hundreds of guest expected to the event.

The gala will take place on Friday, June 18th at 7PM.

To purchase tickets to the event, click here.

To see our event page on Facebook, click here.

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 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.

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.