Baltimore Region Community ProgramsTitle: Students Supporting the Women's Law Center (SSWLC)
Description: SSWLC supports the Women's Law Center through fundraising activities intended to support specific endeavors of the Women's Law Center (operating a family law and employment hotline, representation of victims of domestic violence, seeking of protective orders for immigrant women, and lobbying for various bills in Annapolis). Fundraisers include an annual fall Crab Feast, and a spring candy gram sale.
In addition, SSWLC helps support the House of Ruth in its mission to stop intimate partner violence. The SSWLC recruits and trains University of Maryland graduate students to answer the House of Ruth's 24-hour Crisis Hotline. Addtionally, with the help of the Office of Student Affairs of the University of Maryland School of Law, SSWLC provides a hotline answering office for the student hotline counselors that is conveniently located within the law school. SSWLC has helped recruit and train over 35 law students to answer the hotline over the past two years. Currently, the law school hotline counselors provide over 40 monthly hours of service to the House of Ruth hotline. SSWLC plans to continue providing support to the House of Ruth in the future.
Danielle Keats Citron
Community Served: Citywide
Services Provided: Counseling,Legal,Other
Services Provided Other: Fundraising
Client type: Adults,Elderly,Mentally Ill
Physical Location: Off Campus
School System Served:
Program Timeframe: Continuous