The Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center aims to co-create with survivors a community in which people who experience crime or systemic injustice are empowered to achieve their own sense of justice, healing and well-being.
To engage with individuals and communities in Baltimore City by providing holistic, client-driven services to survivors of crime and influencing efforts to reform systemic responses to crime.
The ROAR Center at UMB is a “one-stop-shop” in Baltimore City where victims of crime, whom we call survivors, can access the fullest possible range of wraparound legal, social, care management and therapy services - all in one place. We assist people of all ages, races, gender identities, and income levels.
ROAR is designed to offer access to wraparound support for survivors of crime and their impacted family members. We support survivors who have experienced all types of crime including:
- Family members of homicide victims,
- Sexual and physical assaults,
- Intimate partner violence,
- Hate and bias crimes,
- Police-perpetrated and retaliation crimes,
- Identity theft and fraud (including wage theft).
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE REPORTED THE CRIME TO POLICE.
At the ROAR Center, we believe that every person who experiences a crime deserves access to services and support that can help survivors rebuild and reclaim their lives. We know that far too many survivors of crime experience challenges with accessing legal services and participating in the criminal justice system. That is why the ROAR Center is particularly focused on serving those who are the least likely to trust the police, report their victimization, or participate during the investigation or prosecution process.
Our staff of attorneys, paralegals, social workers, and nurses are here to help you with many issues related to the crime you survived. You are not alone!
Call us at 410-706-2781 to get started. Call anytime. Your call will be returned on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.