Emergency Services

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1

Life Crisis Center Hotline: (800) 422-0009 or (410) 749-HELP
Provides counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, suicide prevention, support groups, emergency shelter, shelter referral, medical care, and assistance with the process of prosecution.

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Provides counseling for suicide prevention.

Youth Crisis Hotline: (800) 422-0009
Crisis intervention, support and referrals.

Maryland State (AIDS) Hotline: (800) 638-6252
Hearing Impaired: (800) 553-3140

Information on testing and other referrals. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays)


Eastern Shore Operations Center (ESOC) 1-888-407-8018
Serves as the behavioral health emergent, urgent information and referral call center for all nine counties of the Eastern Shore: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. The ESOC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assess and respond to calls from consumers, family members, community members, businesses and human services agencies. ESOC staff provides linkage to community resources through referral to all appropriate and existing behavioral health and human services.

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence: (800) 927-4673
Provides direct services for victims of family violence, including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling, support group, emergency shelter, client advocacy, children's program, court accompaniment, information and referral.

For All Seasons:
(800) 310-7273 or (410) 820-5600

Serves as the rape crisis/sexual assault center for the region with a 24 hour hotline and advocacy support to victims in the local emergency rooms.