There are resources in the community for emergency situations and crisis. Please do not hesitate to call the following numbers if you and/or your children are in crisis.
Baltimore Child & Adolescent Response System (BCARS)
The Baltimore City Child and Adolescent Response System (BCARS) provides comprehensive community-based services for children in mental health crisis. BCARS provides brief and intensive community-based services for children in psychiatric crisis to divert or shorten in-patient hospitalization and to link clients to community providers that will serve them for ongoing care. 24 Hour Crisis Hotline Number: 410-752-2272
BCRI Hotline services include mental health crisis information and intervention, substance use counseling, suicide crisis intervention, shelter assistance and adolescence crisis intervention. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is staffed by trained crisis counselors who provide supportive counseling, dispatch emergency assistance and link callers with more intensive BCRI and community services available in the Baltimore area. The Hotline operates as the gateway to BCRI's Mobile Crisis Team.
House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted. Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability or gender, and can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Call the 24-Hour Complaint Intake Hotline: 833-288-7245
Call the Public Integrity Bureau 410-396-2300 M-F
Send your report via U.S. Mail to: 242 W 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
Make an in-person report at any district police station. Note: You cannot be turned away or instructed to go to another location. If you are turned away from the police facility, request to see a supervisor and request the name and badge number of the police official who refused to take your complaint.
Make an in-person report at the Public Integrity Bureau office: 2524 Kirk Avenue, Baltimore, MD 2121
TurnAround’s mission is to build a community free of violence by working with adults and children affected by intimate partner and sexual violence to address their needs and prevent further violence through advocacy and education.