Legal Assistance

Organization Details

Program Contact Phone
Program uses Language Line (Y/N)
Program staff provide services in other lanuages
Office days/hours
M-F, 9-5
Intake days/hours (walk-in)
No walk-ins
Intake days/hours (by phone)
M-F, by appointment
Advice/Help Hotline Phone
410-997-2272 or 800-752-0191
Cost or fee (describe)
Statewide, but litigation services only available in Howard County courts
No income-eligibility required for Peace/Protective Order issues, or brief information, advice and referral; MLSC guidelines used for Family Law consultations and representation in divorce/custody.
Program Description

The HopeWorks' Legal Department provides civil legal services to victims of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and child abuse. Our services include brief advice, information and referrals, representation and consultation in peace and protective order matters, crime victims' rights, divorce, custody, and other family law proceddings. We also provide consultation and accompaniment with survivors in criminal cases. HopeWorks also provides advocacy services, counseling services, emergency shelter and transitional housing services.

Other services for survivors, include:

  • Sexual Assault Hospital Accompaniment Program (SAHAP)
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Emergency and transitional shelter
  • Legal advice
  • Information, referral, accompaniment and representation in court
  • Abuser intervention program
  • Community awareness and prevention services
  • Pet-safe program.

Please Note: Howard County representation individual does not need to be a Howard County resident.

Child custody and visitation
Full Representation
Child Support
Full Representation
Counseling Services, non-legal
Full Representation
Crime victim help
Full Representation
Divorce, Separation, or Annulment
Full Representation
Domestic violence shelter
Full Representation
Domestic violence, peace and protective orders
Full Representation
Family Law
Full Representation
Se habla Español
Full Representation
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