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Domestic Violence 

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. There is help available.

MCC Medical Clinic in collaboration with Montgomery County Sheriff Office provides assistance to domestic violence victims in Montgomery County. Our social worker offers counselling to the victims and help them make connections with the available resources. The Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in Montgomery County for the service of Domestic Violence Petitions, Emergency Evaluation Petitions, Peace Orders and related process.

















Your Inner Thoughts and Feelings                                                       Your Partner’s Belittling Behavior


Do you:                                                                                                     Does your partner:


feel afraid of your partner much of the time?                                   humiliate or yell at you?

avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?             criticize you and put you down?

feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?                    treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see?

believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?                         ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments?

wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?                                              blame you for their own abusive behavior?

feel emotionally numb or helpless?                                                   see you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?


You can find more information from these resources:


Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office


Maryland network against domestic violence


Family Justice Center


MCC Medical Clinic, 15200 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD - 301-384-2166 Ext 1018. 

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