CASA serves individuals and families who have experienced or have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and rape.This includes those directly affected by the abuse of a loved one such as family members, spouses, significant others, and children who have witnessed domestic violence. CASA recognizes that acts of domestic violence and sexual abuse also impact those who know and care about the victim.Services for perpetrators of domestic violence, both male and female, are also available through our Abuser Intervention Program. We refer to these individuals as "secondary victims." Secondary victims may need to deal with feelings associated with the abuse, and/or how to support their loved one.Services, including our 24 hour hotline, are available to secondary victims. The intake process for counseling begins with you coming in and talking with a crisis/intake counselor for up to three appointments.Since its inception, The House of Ruth Maryland has served over 100,000 victims of domestic violence.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.There are currently 1 domestic violence and abuse shelters and programs in Elkton, MD with 1 offering a hotline and 1 offering emergency shelter.Outside of this city and still nearby, you can also find help at these 38 domestic violence and abuse shelters and programs in places like .