TurnAround is the rape crisis center for Baltimore City and County.

After hours Crisis line: 443-279-0379

About Us

TurnAround provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. We are the designated rape crisis center for the area and launched the state's first anti-trafficking program of its kind. TurnAround is one of the state's most comprehensive domestic violence service providers and runs a certified Abuser Intervention Program.


52%Public Benefits

More than 50% of TurnAround’s clients are black, indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and more than 50% are low or no income.


Direct services were provided to 795 survivors and their supporters in FY20, including children, adolescents, and adults.


Responded to nearly 2,000 hotline calls, offering immediate crisis support.

Services may include emergency transportation and shelter, assistance with basic needs such as food and hygiene products, ongoing trauma therapy and court accompaniment. Connection to additional services and resources is also provided.

We opened our doors in 1978 to serve survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in Baltimore County. In 1995, we expanded to provide services in Baltimore City, as well. Three years later as we celebrated 20 years of leadership in the field, the agency's name was changed to Second Step, Inc. Then, in 2000, we became TurnAround, Inc., the first place to turn. In 2011, the agency initiated a comprehensive program focused on commercial sexual exploitation - the first of its kind in the state.

TurnAround's History

TurnAround Expanded Services Reached out to work with survivors of sexual assault residing in Baltimore City.
Name Change to TurnAround, Inc.
TurnAround first launched as the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center (SADVC) serving Baltimore County. Until 1981, SADVC was the only center dedicated to helping this population in the county.
Name Change to Second Step Inc.
Launched comprehensive anti-trafficking program, the first of its kind in the state.

Our Leadership

TurnAround’s team is made up of licensed clinical trauma therapists, experienced case managers, passionate advocates and community educators. Their dedication to survivors is unrivaled.
Amanda K. Rodriguez, Esq.


Rachel Sye


Our Services

We provide free wraparound services for survivors of human trafficking, sexual abuse and intimate partner violence. These include trauma therapy, case management, advocacy and more.
What We Offer

Funding Information

TurnAround is a private, nonprofit organization with offices in Towson and Baltimore. If you would like to
support our work, please visit our Donate page. For more information about the organization, including
financial information, visit our Guidestar profile:
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For Appointments

Call Us: 410-377-8111

Any Questions?

Email Us: info@turnaroundinc.org