Step 1: Get Out of Immediate Danger
If you are in an immediate life-threatening situation: CALL 9-1-1
When the police arrive, have them call us at 1-800-927-4673
Step 2: Contact Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV)
Our Hotline Advocates are available 24/7/365 at 1-800-927-4673. If it is not safe to call, you can message us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have Emergency Shelter available and we will partner you with an MSCFV Case Manager who will connect you with other resources
Step 3: Get a Protective Order – We will help you
To get a protective order you need to complete a Petition for Protective Order (CC-DC-DV-001). After you call our hotline you will be partnered with a case manager who will offer assistance toward your plan to seek a protective order.
During this time of quarantine, you need to go to the District Court Commissioner’s Office in the County where the abuse took place to receive the Petition for Protective Order.
When you get the Petition paperwork, you will not be allowed to stay in the courthouse to complete the forms.
STEP 4: Contact MSCFV again
You are not alone. Once you complete and submit the Petition for Protective Order, call your MSCFV Case Manager. They will help you make and work through a plan to leave the violence and create a life in which you can take care of yourself and your family, violence-free.
Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t get what you want or need right away. The closures are confusing for everyone. We can help walk them through the process. We are here for you, even if it is only through the phone.
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