History

History

The Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) is a non-profit organization that continues to grow in response to the diverse needs that victims face in the day-to-day struggle to survive. Our philosophy and mission are carried out every day in the five counties we serve – Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s. MSCFV has its main office in Caroline County and offices in each of the other counties served. MSCFV provides for emergency needs through a 24-hour hotline and shelter, legal protection, legal advocacy, and counseling. MSCFV also has a children’s program as well as a certified Abuser Intervention Program. The MSCFV provides trainings and implements public awareness efforts to educate the community about domestic violence.

 MSCFV was incorporated in 1980 as a non-profit agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence in the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. The agency has grown and developed over the years, acquiring the shelter in 1986 and opening outreach-counseling offices in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Dorchester and Talbot Counties in 1991 and 1992. The agency offers primarily victim-based services, but provides counseling to all family members involved in domestic violence.

Mission Statement

As the central point of access for assistance on domestic violence within the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the mission of Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence is to create healthy opportunities to break the cycle of domestic violence through intervention and prevention by providing shelter, counseling, services, and advocacy for victims and abusers; and by changing society’s attitudes and systems which permit and promote such violence against women, men and, families.

 Mid-shore Council on Family Violence, Inc. is a participating agency of the United Way in Caroline, Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties and the United Fund of Talbot County. MSCFV is a nonprofit, equal-opportunity agency that does not discriminate either in employment or in the offering of services. MSCFV receives state grants from the Governor’s Offic of Crime Control and Prevention.