Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy

Organization Description

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy provides court advocacy and legal representation to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking in Southern Maryland. Services include legal advocacy and representation in District courthouses, case management, emergency shelter, and crisis management. 

Program Details

Pro Bono Legal Services

Program Website: Resource Information

Program Description:

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy provides the following services free of cost to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault:

Legal Advocacy and Representation: Legal representation in protective order and family law cases, legal consultation, and advocates in each District courthouse.

Case Management: Safety planning, transportation assistance, social services guidance, victim's compensation, and the Maryland Safe at Home Address Confidentiality program.

Emergency Shelter and Crisis Management

If you are filing for a protective order during court hours, please see one of SMCFA's advocates located in the District Courthouses in St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, and Charles County.

200 Duke Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

23110 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650

11 Washington Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646

Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 240-925-0084
Online intake form URL: Pro Bono Legal Services Application
Office days/hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 240-925-0084
Cost or fee (describe): All services are provided free of cost.
Description of other: Petition to file a protective order:
Eligibility-income: Supports low-income victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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