Domestic Violence

Services are offered at all locations. 

Springboard is Carroll County’s primary provider of services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

You are strong. Together, we are stronger. 

You are not alone. Families and children in the Baltimore metropolitan area are touched by crime and violence every day. Violence and abuse have consequences far beyond the immediate crisis. They disrupt lives. Pain, fear and isolation ripple through families and communities. For children and adults, violence and abuse are a root cause of risky behavior, mental illness, disability, disease and death.

If you, your child or someone in your family has been hurt, we can help. Springboard will guide you through the criminal justice system. We offer crisis intervention, counseling, temporary shelter, and help with basic needs, such as food, clothing and accessing community resources.

If you need help, call us. We’ll be here.

Springboard Main Number: 410-669-9000 

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines

Countering Domestic Violence

Springboard provides a full array of services to victims of domestic violence and their children with the goal of helping families achieve safety, autonomy, and resiliency. We help victims regain control of their lives and heal from abuse. In addition to counseling, Springboard offers a number of support groups for abuse victims, children, and individuals needing crisis intervention. We also work to prevent domestic violence by hosting group therapy sessions for abusive partners, which instills accountability and teaches conflict resolution skills. 
Alarming Facts About Domestic Violence 
  • 1 in 3 women are at one time in their lives victims of domestic violence 
  • More women between the ages of 15-44 are injured due to domestic violence than are injured in car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined 
  • An estimated half of all women murdered in the U.S. are killed by their current or former male partner 
  • 15% of men will be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime 
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children witness the violence firsthand 
  • Nationwide, 50% of homeless women and children left their homes to escape domestic violence 
  • It is projected that approximately 50% of lesbian women and 25% of gay men will experience domestic violence in their life time 

Recognizing the Warning Signs 

​You may be experiencing domestic violence if your partner is: 

  • Physically hurting you in any way
  • Possessive of you 
  • Displaying jealous behavior 
  • Constantly putting you down 
  • Reacting to you with an explosive temper or extreme mood swings 
  • Controlling your actions or decisions
  • Controlling your finances 
  • Pressuring or forcing you into unwanted sexual activity 
  • Refusing to allow medical treatment 
  • Isolating you from family or friends
  • Making false accusations against you
  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission

Domestic Violence Programming

The Domestic Violence Case Management Teams, located in Carroll County and West Baltimore County, work with individuals of all ages impacted by intimate partner violence.  The Domestic Violence team offers short and long term case management, which can include safety planning, court accompaniment, legal advocacy, referrals for counseling, emergency temporary shelter, connection to community resources, support groups and a safe space to process.  The Domestic Violence program seeks to empower victims and survivors of intimate partner violence to move towards safety and self-sufficiency. Contact this program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our local hotlines, Baltimore County 410 828 6390 and Carroll County 443 865 8031.

Springboard Community Services offers Engagement and Prevention Services, which aim to educate adolescents on healthy relationships and dating violence in school and community-based settings. The curriculum is written to encourage boundary-setting and communication, equipping adolescents to identify potential red flags, risk factors, and thorough safety planning. There are varying, age-appropriate levels to the program that are designed to reinforce current curriculum being taught in Maryland Public Schools. Staff work alongside health teachers and program administrators to target areas of concern for the adolescents of the communities served, ensuring the implementation of an engaging and effective program.

In addition to our Victims Services and our Engagement and Prevention Services, Springboard Community Services operate Violence Intervention Programming that is designed to support change and education to primary aggressors in violent situations that occur between significant others, relatives, friends, and others in the community. For more information on these programs offered in Carroll County and Howard County (New Behaviors), please contact (410)669-9000.


Domestic Violence Safe House

Springboard staff operates the Carroll County Domestic Violence Safe House, the only facility of its kind in the county. We work with a number of community partners including; law enforcement, the courts system, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and Carroll Community College to provide a safe haven for abused partners and their children and connect them with vital community resources. 

Services offered at all locations.

Springboard is Carroll County’s primary provider of services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

FCS Baltimore Location

Baltimore City Office 
4623 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

*The Baltimore City location also serves Baltimore County.

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800-899-4601 (toll free) 

Carroll County Office 
22 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157

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Our Main Number 410-669-9000

West End Place

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Springboard Community Services Family Support Center
7 Schoolhouse Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157

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Harford County Office 
44 East Gordon Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

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Harford County Info

Howard County Office 
10451 Twin Rivers Road, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21044

*Howard County also serves Anne Arundel.

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