24 hour crisis line

How do I know I need Help?

Do you identify with any of these statements?


Each time I was assaulted, it was supposed to be the last time. Domestic Violence Survivor
I didn’t know who to tell, I thought it was my fault and that no one would believe me. Sexual Assault Survivor
The bruises left on my heart and in my head are the hardest things to deal with. Domestic Violence Survivor

If you have been abused it can be difficult to know how to take the first steps in getting help. Starting Point advocates are here to support you.  We are not here to judge you or make decisons for you. We want to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family.

You can meet with an advocate to discuss your options, get your questions answered, make a personal safety plan for you and your family or simply have a safe environment to share your experience. You can access our support services through our 24 hours support line at 800-336-3795. Our support line is answered by a professional answering service who will put you in touch with an advocate within 10 minutes. In addition, an advocate is available to meet in person at one of our two offices Monday – Friday 9am – 3:30 pm , no appointment is needed. We have offices in -Northern and Southern Carroll County, please contact us at 447-2494 or 452-8014 for directions.

Client services are free and confidential.

Starting Point provides services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking regardless of gender, age, health status, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, religious or political affiliactions.