HopeWorks of Howard County

Organization Description

HopeWorks provides support and advocacy for persons affected by sexual and intimate partner violence in Howard County. They provide legal advice, referrals, consultation, and direct representation. 

Program Details

Legal Assistance

Program Website: HopeWorks Contact Form

Program Description:

Legal Assistance: HopeWorks' Legal Department provides civil legal services including brief advice, information and referrals, representation and consultation in peace and protective order matters, crime victims’ rights, divorce, custody, and other family law proceedings. We also provide consultation and accompaniment with survivors in criminal cases. HopeWorks will provide assistance in filing petitions for protection.  It is recommended that petitoners contact the legal department as soon as possible, but no less than 2 business days prior to a hearing. https://hopeworksofhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/HW-Legal-Services-…

Advocacy: HopeWorks is able to provide compassionate support, assistance, and referrals to survivors for basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, and transportation. They can also provide hospital accompaniment at Howard County General Hospital and support during criminal legal processes.

Emergency Shelter: Emergency shelter and transititional housing is available for survivors and their children through the Residential Department. 

Counseling and Peer Support: HopeWorks offers crisis and short-term counseling, children's counseling, and therapeutic groups to adult and child survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Once a month, HopeWorks offers a Human Trafficking Peer Support Group that provides services to survivors of human trafficking. 

Abuser Intervention Program: Referrals to the Abuser Intervention program are taken from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday at 443-997-5575.

Program Contact Phone: 410-997-0304
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-997-2272
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: 24/7
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-997-2272
Intake days/hours (by phone): Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Cost or fee (describe): All of HopeWorks service fees are based on income. No one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay.
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Divorce: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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