Extraordinary though it may seem, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to American women between the ages of 15 and 44. Of the 50 domestic violence-related deaths in Maryland in 2013, almost one quarter occurred in Prince George's County where the only provider of comprehensive programs in the field is the Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County. Offering wraparound services to victims and survivors, abusers, and their children (who are often witnesses or victims themselves), the Center's 24-hour hotline offers on-the-spot crisis counseling, timely information, and immediate referrals. An emergency shelter provides a therapeutic environment for women and children, along with counseling, safety planning, medical and financial assistance, and help with transitional housing. One program aims to reduce domestic violence homicides and serious injuries by helping potential victims assess the level of danger in their situations, while another teaches abusers to manage their anger and receive support. Domestic violence transcends race, gender, age, economic status, and religious affiliation. We can all intervene to make a difference here.

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Women/Girls

Awards & Recognition

Outstanding Achievement Award-Dept. Of Family Services 2008 & Award of Excellence 2007

Outstanding Agency Award 2002


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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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