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Join the Team: Domestic Violence Hotline is Seeking Volunteers

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Join the Team: Domestic Violence Hotline is Seeking Volunteers   

 Baltimore County, Maryland — Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Today, however, there are a number of resources available to help those in need. The Baltimore/Carroll Counties Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline is one such resource and can provide referrals to counseling, advocacy and shelter. Volunteers are desperately needed to help staff the daytime shift for the hotline.

The Baltimore/Carroll Counties Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline currently has 47 volunteers who cover four shifts: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 6 p.m., 6 to 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. In 2014, the hotline received at total of 4,796 calls.

“Our volunteers are usually the first line of defense for women and men experiencing abuse,” said Tammy Cline, Hotline Coordinator. “Sometimes services are requested and other times, just a compassionate ear is needed. Right now, we need more volunteers to provide this life-saving help.”

If you are a good listener, want to make a difference and enjoy talking to people, consider becoming a hotline volunteer. Free training and materials will be provided.

For more information about the hotline, or to register for an upcoming training session, call Tammy Cline, Hotline Coordinator at 410-853-3033.

The 24-hour Baltimore/Carroll Counties Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence hotline number is 410-828-6390. Additional resources for sexual assault/domestic violence victims are available online.

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes well-being among individuals and families by providing quality health, housing and social services. Along with an administrative unit, HHS is comprised of the following five entities: Department of Health, Office of Housing, Office of Human Relations, Local Management Board and the Department of Social Services. The office’s headquarters are at the Drumcastle Government Center, 6401 York Road. For more information, go to: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/hhs/index.html.

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Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Phone: 410-887-1HHS (1447)

Email: hhs@baltimorecountymd.gov

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