Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

When arriving to the ED for injuries due to sexual assault or domestic violence, there is help in more ways than one. Domestic violence and assault support programs are available for all patients as needed, including counseling and the creation of a safety plan. You can feel confident knowing that the medical professionals at MedStar St. Mary’s are specifically educated and trained on the different signs of abuse in order to help break the cycle, including a specialist who is on call 24/7.

Abour Our Domestic Violence Program

MedStar St. Mary's grant-funded Domestic Violence (DV) Program educates and trains hospital associates to identify victims and refer them to collaborating agencies, has identified more than 150 victims providing them with information to create a better life. The hospital collaborated with the Department of Social Services, law enforcement, state’s attorney’s office, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Patuxent Naval Air Station, and nonprofits Walden Sierra, Inc. and Three Oaks Center connecting victims to all avenues of assistance. Walden offers counseling services for both the victim and the abuser and Three Oaks Center can provide a victim with housing assistance.

Shelters Near You

  • CALIFORNIA, MD: Walden Sierra - Battered Women's Assistance; 301-997-1300
  • LEXINGTON PARK, MD: Three Oaks Center; 301-863-9535
  • CALLAWAY, MD: Leah’s House Shelter; 301-994-9580
  • PRINCE FREDERICK, MD: Crisis Intervention Center; 410-257-2216
  • WALDORF, MD: Center For Abused Persons; 301-645-8994
  • ANNAPOLIS, MD: YWCA Domestic Violence Services; 410-222-6800
  • BRENTWOOD, MD: The Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County; 301-779-2100
  • FORT WASHINGTON, MD: Cheltenham Demada House of Transition; 240-350-3068


If you or a loved one has suffered or suspected to have suffered from domestic abuse, contact us today. 

Yvonne Dawkins, RN, FNE-A/P
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Coordinator
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
25500 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
[email protected]


CALL: 1.800.799.SAFE1.800.787.3224 (TTY) 

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