Legal Aid or Support  

Elder Abuse 
  • Adult Protective Services 

Call the Aging and Disability Resource Unit (ADRU) if you have a concern about possible abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Call 240-777-3000 or 240-777-4815 (for service using TTY) or View Resources Online 

  • Elder Safe

The ElderSAFE Center, a program of Charles E. Smith Life Communities, is dedicated to protecting older adults experiencing abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our language-accessible helpline remains open Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.  You can call ElderSAFE to make a referral to our temporary shelter program or for more information on community services for victims of elder abuse or neglect. Please call (301) 816-5099.

Intimate Partner Violence

 

  • Montgomery County Family Justice Center 

Click here for information and resources on domestic violence & child abuse. Visit Online for Resources

  • Montgomery County Domestic Violence Services Directory

For individuals experiences partner violence the directory provides information for individuals experiencing domestic abuse. Visit Online for Resources

  • The Abused Persons Program (APP) for partner violence. Trauma Services provides comprehensive, individualized, and culturally appropriate clinical and victim assistance services to domestic violence victims and offenders, sexual assault victims, and victims of general crime of all ages. All victims may be assessed and receive counseling, victim advocacy, and psychiatric care, as well as a variety of specialty services geared to their particular needs. (240) 777-1355.

  • The Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) for sexual assaults and general/violent crimes, including services to surviving family members of homicide and tragic/traumatic deaths. Trauma Services provides comprehensive, individualized, and culturally appropriate clinical and victim assistance services to domestic violence victims and offenders, sexual assault victims, and victims of general crime of all ages. All victims may be assessed and receive counseling, victim advocacy, and psychiatric care, as well as a variety of specialty services geared to their particular needs. (240) 777-1355.

Immigration & Legal Support 

  • Montgomery College Citizen Preparation Program

Offers two levels of class, from low beginning to high intermediate, and provide students with the English language, history, and civics knowledge they need to be successful during and after the naturalization process. Visit Online for Resources 

  • Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center: Citizen Preparation Classes

Students can register for one class if they have been a permanent resident for four years (two years if married to a U.S. citizen, must be a 18 or older resident of Montgomery County, and all classes are taught in English. Visit Online for Resources

  • Family Reunification

Latino families reuniting after prolonged separation due to various migratory circumstances face unique challenges related to the physical and emotional trauma they’ve experienced. Visit Online for Resources