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Alternatives for Calling 911 in Baltimore

If you are in immediate medical or physical danger, call 911.

Real community protection doesn't criminalize.

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Directory of Services

Mental Health & Interpersonal ResourcesSubstance Abuse & Harm Reduction ResourcesLGBTQIA+ ResourcesDomestic Abuse & Sexual Assault ResourcesYouth-Focused ResourcesResources for People Experiencing HomelessnessOther Resources

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Mental Health & Interpersonal Resources

Baltimore Crisis, Info & Referral Line

410-433-5175

24-hour crisis hotline serving Baltimore City staffed by trained counselors who provide mental health crisis intervention and mobile crisis teams.

Note: the Baltimore Crisis, Info & Referral Line will refer all calls to the police if called after 11 PM.

Baltimore Community Mediation Center

410-467-9165

Provides community mediation services for inter-personal or neighborhood disputes.

Restorative Response Baltimore

410-889-7400

Provides spaces and practices that serve as an alternative to the criminal justice system.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK

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Substance Abuse & Harm Reduction Resources

Tuerk House

410-233-0684

Provides respite care for those under the influence of alcohol or opiate drugs and inpatient detoxification for those suffering from withdrawal.

Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition

410-205-5143

Offers free Naxolone training.

Note: If calling 911 regarding an overdose, do not mention substances or drugs. Simply say that someone is unresponsive.

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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Pride Center of MD

410-777-8145

Provides free HIV testing, health and wellness services, case management and other services for LGBTQIA+ Marylanders.

Hearts & Ears

410-523-1694

LGBTQIA+ wellness and recovery center that holds weekly support groups to address addiction, mental health and general concerns.

Baltimore Safe Haven

443-869-6867

Provides resources and support for transgender people in Baltimore City living in survival mode.

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Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Resources

House of Ruth MD

410-889-7884

House of Ruth Maryland counselors provide victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

TurnAround MD

443-279-0379

TurnAround is committed to trauma-informed care for all survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking.

Note: TurnAround MD may force sex workers to identify as a victim of sex trafficking in order to receive services.

HopeWorks of Howard County

410-997-2272

Provides a 24-hour sexual, dating and domestic violence helpline.

Women's Law Center of MD

410-321-8761

Provides legal assistance in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law.

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Youth-Focused Resources

YES Drop-In Center

410-235-7744

Resources including mail access, harm reduction resources and food for homeless youth between the ages of 14-25.

The Trevor Project

866-488-7386

24-hour crisis hotline focusing on crisis and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youths.

Text Crisis: Text your ZIP Code to

898211

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Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

Baltimore Outreach Services

410-752-1285

Offers emergency shelter for single women and women with children, 17 and younger. Offers case management, meals, laundry facility, showers, and mail services to residents staying at the shelter.

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

667-600-3230, option 0

Provides emergency shelter to adult men and women 18 and older. Clients can access showers, and outreach services.

Note: Press 0 at the phone tree to speak to a front desk receptionist.

Beans & Bread Day Resource Center

410-732-1892

Offers meals, clothing distribution, healthcare, showers, laundry, employment services, shelter referral and more.

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Other Resources

Maryland 211

211

Connections to hundreds of Maryland resources for health and human services in 180 languages.

Baltimore Abortion Fund

443-297-9893

Provides financial assistance to people who live in or travel to Maryland for abortion care.

Baltimore Action Legal Team

443-814-9160

Jail support if arrested during protests or other civil disobedience, and bail funding assistance if held on bail.

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