Violence Intervention Programs
Programs at the MD Trauma Centers & in Our Communities
Baltimore Crisis Response
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
5230 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215
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
1741 Ashland Avenue, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205
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
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
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
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.