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Chapter 9: Rape



Related Topics: Emergency / Crisis Assistance | Counseling: Individual, Group and Family | Domestic Violence


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It you or a friend is a victim of rape, it is imperative to seek help immediately. Call the police immediately at 911.

  • DO NOT take a shower, bath, or wash prior to the arrival of the police.

  • DO NOT wash your clothes or disturb the area where the rape took place.

  • The police will escort you to medical assistance, will collect necessary data to apprehend the assailant, and will put you in touch with counseling.

  • If you are a victim of unreported rape in the past, it is important for your emotional well-being to confront the issue. The police and other agencies listed below will be able to assist you.




Baltimore County Domestic Referral Information
24 hours, 7 days a week hotline for sexual assault, rape and domestic violence victims who need information and referrals for services in Baltimore County. Offers crisis counseling and safety planning. Assists domestic violence victims seeking shelter, victim advocacy, and legal options, and rape and sexual assault victims requesting counseling and an Emergency Room companion.


410-828-6390 (24 hour hotline)
Provides counseling, emergency room companionship and courtroom companionship and information to victims of sexual assault.


  • Eastern Family Resource Center
    9100 Franklin Square Drive, Room 317
    Baltimore, MD 21237

  • Towson
    401 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
    Towson, MD 21204


Revised: May 9, 2017