HISTORY MSCFV

History

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) is a non-profit organization  incorporated in 1980. MSCFV is a critical resource for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) victims on the Eastern Shore serving counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. The agency’s services spans from crisis-focused hotline, advocacy, shelter to longer term transitional housing, counseling, and legal services, education and prevention initiatives and implements public awareness efforts to educate the community about domestic violence.  Our goal is helping survivors end the violence in their lives. Through these efforts, MSCFV strives to create healthy opportunities to break the cycle of domestic violence for victims and their children.

Since the opening of the agency it has grown and developed over the years. MSCFV has offices in the five counties we serve with the main office in Easton. MSCFV also provides certified Abuser Intervention Program and Anger Management Program. The agency is now offering a domestic violence support group currently for MSCFV clients. 

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.