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“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen. It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.”
–Assunta Harris, A Sheep Amongst Wolves
DOVE Center is available 24/7 to offer safe shelter and provide advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Domestic violence and sexual assault are crimes. We understand that confusion comes along with being a victim of a crime, and we are here to offer support and validation for your feelings and experience. Together we’ll address your concerns and conquer your fears about what happened. Please know that the assault or abuse is not your fault; it is the sole responsibility of your assailant or abuser. We invite you to meet with our advocates to begin a program of healing and empowerment. Our services are offered in both English and Spanish and are free and confidential.
The Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP) was created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) in 2005 to assess risk aimed to prevent domestic violence homicide and serious injuries.
DOVE Center provides advocacy services at the outreach office and other locations in the community. Services include: crisis advocacy, medical advocacy, court advocacy, and Spanish-speaking advocacy.
Counseling and Support Groups
DOVE Center provides trauma-informed counseling to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault or rape, dating violence, and stalking at no charge. We provide counseling to adults, children, and teens.
Rape and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy
Child & Youth Programs
DOVE Center provides supportive services to children and youth, both alongside their families and on their own. Some of the services we provide include: medical, court, and school advocacy; support and educational groups and classes; individual and family counseling; community outreach and support; and parenting education/support.
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Community Awareness & Prevention Education
DOVE Center provides a variety of educational seminars free of charge to community, civic, and religious groups. We cover the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault;
DOVE Center partners with other local community agencies to help survivors gain access to resources and services that help increase safety and support survivors as they rebuild their lives.
DOVE Center provides transitional shelter at our newest facility, called Erin’s House, where we operate three independent housing units.