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A collaborative statewide approach to address issues related to all aspects of trauma care delivery

Violence Intervention Programs

Programs at the MD Trauma Centers & in Our Communities

Baltimore Crisis Response

Crisis: 410-433-5175

Schedule Appointment: 410-637-1900, option #1

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is committed to ensuring that communities impacted by the recent tragic events in Baltimore have access to needed trauma counseling and mental health services.  

Baltimore Behavioral Health System

100 South Charles Street, Tower 2, 8th Floor

Baltimore, MD, 21201

24/7 Line: 410-433-5175

General Inquires: 410-637-1900

Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc. performs the function of managing Baltimore City’s behavioral health system—the system of care that addresses emotional health and well-being and provides services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. We help guide innovative approaches to prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery for those who are dealing with mental health and substance use disorders to help build healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities

Center for Hope 

2401 W. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Safe Streets

5230 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215

Office: 410-396-6147

LifeBridge Health opened their new Center for Hope building in Park Heights and partner’s closely with Sinai Hospital’s Division of Trauma. Formerly Baltimore’s Child Abuse Center, the Center for Hope is part of Baltimore City’s comprehensive approach to combat area violence. The center offers a wide range of services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, human trafficking, and gun violence including reduced-cost counseling, forensic interviews, social needs, and medical assessments.

Break the Cycle

Intentional Violence Intervention Team 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

(In – House Intervention)

Break the Cycle utilizes evidence-based practices to manage patients impacted by intentional violence. The team has expertise within case management and hospital responders roles. The program provides linkages to community based resources. 

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Phone: 443-923-5980

Baltimore Location:

1741 Ashland Avenue, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205

Columbia Location:

Outpatient Medical and Therapy Clinics

9730 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia MD 21046

Helping children and their families cope and recover from the effects of trauma and stress.

Trauma Survivors Network 

University of Maryland Medical Center

110 S. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 


The American Trauma Society (ATS) along with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is committed to providing programs and resources to trauma patients and their families to manage their recovery and improve their lives.

Violence Prevention Program at the Shock Trauma Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

110 S. Paca Street, 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

Office: 410-328-9833

The Violence Prevention Program is determined to reduce the frequency and the severity of recidivism for violent injury and criminal activity among persons living in and around Baltimore City. Committed to Dr. King’s vision of “The Beloved Community,” our services focus on the enhancement of personal strengths, conflict resolution and the development of community relationships.

Violence Intervention Program “CAP-VIP”

University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center

Office: 301-618-2160

The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program (CAP-VIP) is a hospital-based Violence Intervention Program at UM Capital Region Medical Center, Trauma Services. Established in 2017, CAP-VIP uses an evidence-based, trauma informed approach to care for survivors of violent injury with the aim of reducing violent recidivism. The mission of the CAP-VIP is to reduce the likelihood of trauma recidivism in patients from Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia. Collaborations with other area hospital VIPs, community resources are also in place to support efforts in the prevention and intervention of violent injury. The CAP-VIP acknowledges social and structural conditions as significant predictors of repeat violent injury. Therefore, referrals are provided for employment, educational training, emergency housing, food, mental health, and legal assistance. The CAP-VIP also assists with enrollment into health insurance programs and connects populations traditionally estranged from the healthcare system to resources in an effort to emphasize a patient centered outcomes approach to empower our patients, their caregivers and stakeholders towards achieving healthy and positive patient outcomes.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

UPMC Western Maryland 

Office: 240-964-1333

24-hr Hotlines

Family Crisis resource Center (MD) 301-759-9244

Family Crisis Center (WV) 800-698-1240

Dove Center (Garrett County) 301-334-9000

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic or sexual violence, elder abuse, or child physical/sexual assault or abuse we can help. Western Maryland Health System provides confidential, compassionate care and services for children, teens and adults of any age.