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Family and Children’s Services

22 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157


  • The Carroll County Domestic Violence Hotline provides resources and information for domestic violence victims or offenders seeking counseling in Carroll County. It is a free, 24-hour hotline.

Family Law Hotline


  • To provide general legal information about family law (or domestic relations); this hotline is staffed by attorneys experienced in family law, ready to assist callers with issues of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, third party custody, alimony, name change, and other family law issues.
  • Attorneys can provide information and appropriate referrals to service providers that might be available to assist the caller.


BHS Suicide and Crisis Hotline


  • Contacting 988 provides a direct connection for anyone needing support for mental health or substance use (problems with drugs and alcohol), having thoughts of suicide, or being worried about someone who may need crisis support.
  • In order to ensure a clear understanding of 988 and how it works, as well as the services 988 offers, we have created a toolkit that provides your organization with downloadable and printable outreach materials to meet the needs of your audiences.

Carroll County Mobile Crisis Hotline:


  • Hours: 9am -12am

Crisis Text Line

Text “HOME” to 741-741.

  • Provides 24/7 secure crisis response from a live, trained counselor, helping you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

LGBT National Hotline


  • This hotline provides confidential peer-support, information, local resources, and more to calls of all ages.

LGBT National Coming Out Hotline


  • This hotline provides confidential support, information, local resources, specifically about coming out.

NAMI HelpLine


  • The NAMI Helpline serves as a peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public.
  • M-F 10am-6pm

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


  • Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Safe Call Now


  • CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel, and their family members nationwide.

The Sante Group


  • The Sante Group serves as mental health first responders for individuals or groups who are experiencing a mental health and situational crises.
  • The Sante Group provides emergency psychological assessment, immediate intervention for individuals, family, and community crisis events.
  • Available 24/7.

The Trevor Project


TrevorText: text START to 678-678

  • TrevorChat: through website
  • Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

Veterans Crisis Hotline

988 (Then press 1)

Text 838255

  • The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.
  • Available 24/7.



Call 211 and ask for the WARMLine

  • If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just need someone to talk to.
  • A mental health professional is standing by to listen to your concerns and refer you to any additional resources you may need.

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

410-889-7884 (24 Hour)

888-880-7884 (Legal Office)

  • The House of Ruth Legal Clinic helps survivors of domestic violence obtain protective orders, peace orders, divorce decrees, child custody, and child support for free.

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

6911 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 309, Bowie, MD 20715


  • Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence is a coalition that brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals to reduce intimate partner violence.
  • The coalition provides education, awareness, training, technical assistance, lethality assessment programs, advocacy, and collaboration with local, state, and national organizations.
  • Available 24/7.

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County

224 N. Center Street, Room 102, Westminster, MD 21157-5134

410-857-7322 (24 Hour)


  • Provides counseling and support services that are free and confidential to survivors of sexual violence, as well as their friends and family. Services include a 24-hour hotline, therapy and support groups, accompaniment to legal meetings and court dates, and outreach and education programs.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:


  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline that offers support, safety planning, intervention, prevention, and local resources.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline:


  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline offers crisis intervention services in English and Spanish via telephone and online chat, and referrals to local providers.
  • Available 24/7.

Alcoholics Anonymous

410-663-1922 (24 Hours)

  • If you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, help is just a phone call away, thanks to the 24 hour AA Hotline.
  •  Independently run by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups in cities throughout the world, these AA hotlines provide information and refer callers to volunteers who are ready around the clock to answer questions and offer help.

Al-Anon Family Groups of MD and DC

PO Box 878, Olney, MD 20830

410-857-7000 (24 Hours)

  • 24-hour answering machine for meeting information & messages
  • Area 24 Baltimore Area Al-Anon Information Services

Carroll County Helpline


  • Access free & confidential counseling on food, healthcare, and other resources.
  • Available 24/7.