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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
7PM-11PM
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

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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 www.thrivebaltimore.net

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
Fees:

$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.

Concert Will Collect Toys For Children At Shelter

December 1, 2009

As the holidays approach, we are reminded of the children staying at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County’s Emergency Safe Shelter. The children have been forced to leave their homes to avoid family conflict and domestic violence, and many of the children don’t have hope that their Christmas will be filled with much joy. The mother’s often don’t have anything, and struggle with the idea of having nothing for their children for Christmas.

Fortunately, some local musicians have come together to help the children staying at the Family Crisis Center.

On Saturday, December 19th, there will be an event held to benefit the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County. The voice of Baltimore Football, Paul Clary, will emcee the event that will take place at Lantern Gardens in Rosedale from 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM.

There will be three bands playing the show: The Black Marks, Susan Souza, and The Charm City Sinners. Comedian Eric Frost will also be performing.

Tickets are $28 and a toy donation, which includes beer and wine! So come on by on the 19th, bring a toy, have a good time, and bring joy to one of the children at the Family Crisis Center.

For directions, click here.
Address for your GPS: 7830 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD, 21237

Domestic Violence Services Census Results In

February 19, 2009

In September of 2008, the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County was one of the 23 domestic violence organizations in Maryland to participate in the 2008 National Census of Domestic Violence Services conducted by the National Network Against Domestic Violence. The census measured victims served in one 24-hour period across the nation, breaking the results up by state. Here is a link to the results for Maryland, which had 1,233 victims served in one day. Here is a link to the results nationally, which had 60,799 victims served on that same one day period.

Lethality Assessments to be conducted in all Baltimore County Precincts

February 9, 2009

In November 2007 the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County (FCC), in conjunction with the Baltimore County Police Department – Precinct 12/Merritt Point and the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Family Violence Unit (DSS/FVU), began a pilot project to conduct First Responder Lethality Assessment interviews with all domestic violence calls received in Precinct 12 at the urging of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV). The goal was to begin to intensively intervene and provide immediate service to those domestic violence victims that scored as residing in High Lethality relationships (as determined by a police officer questionnaire derived by the MNADV from an instrument developed by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell of the Johns Hopkins University).  The pilot project was conducted to encourage and eventually institute this Lethality Assessment process throughout Baltimore County to reach the most isolated and vulnerable domestic violence victims.

The Family Crisis Center has played a major role in this Lethality Assessment Pilot Program:

  • FCC Victim Advocates provided Lethality Assessments and follow up visits with a Domestic Violence Police Officer.
  • FCC Safe Shelter provided one designated Shelter apartment for Lethality Assessment domestic violence victims.  Additional FCC services provided to lethality assessment victims included victim support group, family psychotherapy, resource and referral.

Of the 404 Lethality Assessments conducted ( November 2007-October 2008 ) eighty four (84) domestic violence victims have connected with the Family Crisis Center for ongoing services: 21%

As of February 9, 2009 the Baltimore County Police Department has announced that the Lethality Assessment Project will be provided countywide. The Family Crisis Center will assume responsibility for three precincts (Precincts 9, 11, 12) which comprise 45% of the reported domestic violence calls to the Baltimore County Police Department. This responsibility will entail:

  • Immediate response by phone contact with officers conducting lethality assessments to make connections with and guide victims to safety and service.
  • Lethality assessment follow up home visits with the domestic violence officers, connecting domestic violence victims to safe services, such as emergency shelter and legal representation through the Family Crisis Center or other agencies.

The Family Crisis Center will be seeking additional funding to properly conduct its portion of the countywide Lethality Assessment Project. It will be seeking salaries for an additional Victim Advocate to provide home visits and advocate services, a Coordinator of First Responder telephone assistants, and an additional lawyer to represent high lethality domestic violence victims.