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Our Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

At the University of Maryland SAFE Center, we recognize the trying times we are facing as a community, nation, and world as we collectively take measures to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep our clients, staff, and community healthy and safe, the SAFE Center has transitioned to telework. We are continuing to receive referrals, conduct intakes, and provide services to survivors of human trafficking by phone, video conferencing, email, or other safe methods of communication identified by our clients and partners. Our team is continuing to provide case management, legal, mental health, and economic empowerment services, as well as targeted assistance and connection to resources to help clients through this difficult time.

If you would like to refer a new client please contact us by phone or online:

Phones are being forwarded to our staff. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our clients face additional barriers in obtaining resources and services critical to their safety and well-being during this global pandemic. Recognizing that isolation and economic instability increase the risk of exploitation in vulnerable communities, the SAFE Center is resolved as ever to advocate for survivors’ needs and to meet the urgent demand for comprehensive, trauma-informed services.

During these times of uncertainty, we remain confident in our mission to support our clients and community in the journey towards health, freedom, and empowerment.


UMD SAFE Center Team Statement on Racial Injustice

The UMD SAFE Center decries the structural racism that remains as a toxic legacy of our country’s history and permeates our society today, and we are working to ensure that we are an actively anti-racist institution.