Child Protective Services
Grief Support Network
Serves: Frederick, Garrett & Washington Counties. Free support service for families of homicides in western Maryland. Offers emotional support, support groups, one on one contact. Attends trials with family and directs them to legal resources.
Health Department of Frederick County
Provides outpatient mental health clinic. Open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Heartly House, Inc.
Provides services for victims of domestic violence and rape; provides short term shelter; individual and group counseling and therapy; support groups; batterers group; counseling for children; also legal advocacy and court accompaniment.
Juvenile Services, Department of
Provides case status information and monitors collections and disbursement of restitution in juvenile cases. the intake process, informal supervision and probation. On call person through police department if child needs to be removed from community. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Karma Academy for Boys
Provides residential and day care treatment for boys 13-18 who are emotionally disturbed, sexually or physically abused, or "out of parental control." Provides group family counseling and group psychotherapy, confrontation groups, chemical dependency groups, and Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Also provides therapy for sex offenders in this age group. Contact for information on Karma Academy for Boys and Karma Academy for Girls.
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Provides legal advice and counsel to qualifying low income people in civil matters only. Also provides information and referral to other services. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for intake.
This organization can be reached 24 hours a day. Volunteer crisis counselors/intervenors can assist any victim or witness of major crime or crisis at no cost via one-on-one crisis intervention or group crisis intervention sessions.
Parole & Probation Office
Provides child and adult protective services. Accepts and investigates reports of suspected child abuse. Provides services and referrals for abused children, adults and their families. Provides financial and placement services. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
State's Attorney's Office
Provides court accompaniment and victim/witness services.
Suicide Crisis Line
Dedicated to empowering survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse and enlightening the public about the cyclic after-affects of childhood trauma. Provides survivor-specific resource referrals, speakers bureau and bi-monthly newsletter.
Brunswick Police Department
Frederick Police Department
Thurmont Police Department
Frederick County Sheriff's Department
Maryland State Police