Domestic Violence Education

As a bystander, you could make a significant difference in someone’s life by knowing how to RESPOND and intervene safely.


The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness of unhealthy relationships, unique challenges, and barriers to safety. We will discuss how to access resources and services and explore the prevalence & dynamics of domestic/intimate partner violence within the LGBTQI+ community.


Scroll down to learn more about our programming. But if you need immediate Domestic Violence intervention, please use the resources below.

Emergency – anywhere: 911

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center of UM Capital Region Medical Center Hotline 240-677-2337

Prince George’s County Domestic Violence Unit
(301) 722-4433

CAFY: Community Advocates for Family and Youth – offering online chat assistance
(301) 882-2002

Prince George’s County Resource Line: 211

Prince George’s County, Office of the Sheriff
(301) 780-8600

Prince George’s County Family Justice Center 301-780-8008

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233   
(800) 799-SAFE

Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County, Md.
(301) 731-1203

Community Crisis Services Inc. (CSSI) 301-731-1203

LGBTQ+ Resources

The Trevor Project: Help and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Hotline – (866) 488-7386

LGBT National Hotline: Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that support LGBTQ individuals. Hotline – (888) THE-GLNH (843.4564) pen pals, weekly LQB and T chatrooms for youth.

African American Domestic Violence Programs

For more information about these programs, please contact Lisa at

Faith-Based Training Initiative

For faith leaders in our County, PLC’s professional staff educates and opens a dialogue about domestic violence, dating violence and family violence. Our culturally relevant training teaches faith leaders to:

  • identify signs of abuse,
  • support and guide congregants experiencing or witnessing abuse,
  • make appropriate referrals to and build partnerships with community organizations that can help, and
  • become proactive in working to prevent all forms of abuse and victimization.
Community-Based Bystander Prevention Education

At PLC community events, attendees learn intervention strategies, practices and resources needed to keep survivors safe. Our training:

  • offers an education and prevention strategy targeting the African American community and that highlights culturally-specific issues related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,
  • increases the community’s capacity to provide culturally-specific support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and
  • increase awareness of local resources to address domestic violence and sexual assault.