BPD Neighborhood Stats & Resources

Listed below the past 30 days of part one crimes, officers proactivity in the area, and crime prevention tips provided from Baltimore City Police Department Southwest Precinct. They said to let them know if you all have any questions or concerns.

Part #1 Crimes: 4

  1. 8/31/21   @ 8am in the 3400 Blk of Violetville Ln, Auto Theft (Comp believed they dropped their keys / The vehicle was later recovered) 
  2. 9/15/21   @ 9am in the 3600 Blk of Coolidge Ave, ( A Wallet was taken from a vehicle)
  3. 9/18/21    @ 11am in the 3600 Blk of Greenvale Rd, Aggravated Assaualt (Domestic incident)
  4. 9/24/21    @6pm    in the 3500 Blk of Coolidge Ave,  Auto Theft

Officers Proactivity:

  1. Business checks: 137
  2. Car stops: 12
  3. Directed patrols & foot: 65
  4. Warrant Turn-ups: 15

Urban Gardening with Nature Virtual Lecture Series

Join us for a series of virtual lectures focused on environmentally-friendly gardening practices!

About this event

Bmore Beautiful has teamed up with the Master Gardeners of Baltimore City to present to you a series of virtual lectures on gardening with nature! Learn how to grow baywise and pollinator gardens, keep bees and start native plants from seed! Working with nature to create ecologically beneficial gardens is a great way to make our city a more beautiful and sustainable place!

Baywise Gardening October 7th (7pm to 8:30pm)

Native Perennial Seed Starting October 28th (7pm to 8:30pm)

Container Pollinator Gardening November 4th (7pm to 8:30pm)

Urban Beekeeping November 18th (7pm to 8:30pm)

Introducing Violetville’s New Resident “Lou Breed”

Are you missing the hum of cicadas? Did you know there are STILL cicadas hiding around the city? 👀👀👀 Formstone Castle Collective created the Cicada Parade-a as a large scale collaborative art project! Check out “Lou Breed” created by our very own Lisa N. from Violetville! 😊🙌🏽

“Introducing “Lou Breed”, #394 in the Cicada Parade-a! Thanks to Michael Bowman, and all those who have been helping, for organizing this great public art project and creating a way for amateurs like me to play along. It’s fittingly been about 17 years since I’ve picked up my paint brushes. This was a lot of fun. Bonus: His blue wings glow in the dark!

Lou will be added to the map soon and displayed in the great Village of Violetville. Stay tuned!”

For a map of all the existing cicadas and more information on the project, visit: www.cicada2021.com

Violetville Elementary and Middle School Newsletter from Santana Goodrich (Community School Coordinator)


June 2021

A Note From the Community School Director: Santana Goodrich

The countdown to Summer is officially here! We have just about finished our virtual school year and although it has been a challenge  everyone has done AMAZING! Huge shoutout and Congratulations to all of our graduates that will be moving on to the next phase in their educational career!

Everyone please enjoy your summer vacation be safe, wear your mask, and wash your hands frequently! 

Please continue to check our school social media pages for updates on Violetville!

Have a great and safe summer!

With Gratitude,

Santana Goodrich, Community School Director 

Una nota del director de la escuela comunitaria: Santana Goodrich

¡La cuenta atrás para el verano está oficialmente aquí! Estamos a punto de terminar nuestro año escolar virtual y, aunque ha sido un reto, todos lo han hecho increíblemente bien. Felicitaciones a todos nuestros graduados que pasarán a la siguiente fase de su carrera educativa.

Todos por favor disfruten de sus vacaciones de verano, estén seguros, usen su máscara, y lávense las manos frecuentemente. 

¡Por favor, sigan revisando nuestras páginas de medios sociales de la escuela para las actualizaciones de Violetville!

¡Que tengan un gran y seguro verano!

Con gratitud,

Santana Goodrich, Directora de la Escuela Comunitaria 

End of The Year Celebrations 

Mission Moment/ Momento de la misión 

The Weekend Backpack program is at Violetville EMS! Every week children can be sent home with supplemented food items. If you know a student or family at Violetville EMS that may be interested in being apart of this program please reach out to the Violetville Community School Coordinator or the School Social worker for student referrals. 

¡El programa de la mochila de fin de semana finalmente ha llegado a Violetville EMS! Cada semana los niños pueden ser enviados a casa con alimentos complementados. Si usted conoce a un estudiante o familia en Violetville EMS que puede estar interesado en ser parte de este programa, por favor, póngase en contacto con el Coordinador de la Escuela de la Comunidad Violetville o el trabajador social de la escuela para las referencias de los estudiantes. 

Upcoming Dates and Events/ Fechas y eventos próximos 

Quarter Dates

  • Quarter 1: September 8th – November 11th
  • Quarter 2: November 12th – January 27th
  • Quarter 3: January 29th – April 12th
  • Quarter 4: April 13th – June 15th

Other Important Dates`

  • School Ends: June 15th
  • Inclement Weather Recovery Days: June 16th – 18th and June 21st – 22nd
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The Victorious Violetville Elementary/ Middle school is proud to be a designated meal site, serving FREE breakfast and lunch for students every Monday-Friday, from 9 am-2 pm.  All students can get meals at any of the city’s meal sites.  Meals are for students, but adults can pick up meals for their children.  Students or families can receive two days of meals at a time, for a total of four meals- 2 breakfast and 2 lunches.. If you cannot make it to Violetville’s site, please check out one of the other meal sites below! 

Violetville EMS es un sitio de comida designado, sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para los estudiantes, de lunes a viernes, de 9am a 2pm.  Todos los estudiantes pueden obtener comidas en todos los sitios.  Las comidas son para los estudiantes, pero los adultos pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos.  Los estudiantes o las familias pueden recibir dos días de comidas a la vez, para un total de cuatro comidas – 2 desayunos y 2 almuerzos. La Escuela Primaria e Intermedia Victoriosa de Violetville se enorgullece de ser un sitio de comidas. Si no puede llegar a ella, por favor, compruebe uno de los otros sitios de abajo!Meal Sites/Sitios de comida

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FREE INTERNET: Get Connected utilizing our partnerships with Comcast and T-Mobile.

City Schools has partnered with Comcast and T-Mobile to provide Internet access for families that need immediate connectivity.  Families that do not have existing service in-home Internet service are eligible for either one hotspot or service from the Comcast Internet Essentials Program. However, if you are a family three or more children enrolled with City Schools, both services are available and encouraged.  Additional eligibility requirements apply to the Comcast service for more information please Click Here! 

INTERNET GRATIS: Conéctate utilizando nuestras asociaciones con Comcast y T-Mobile.

City Schools se ha asociado con Comcast y T-Mobile para brindar acceso a Internet a las familias que necesitan una conectividad inmediata.  Las familias que no cuentan con un servicio de Internet en el hogar son elegibles para un punto de acceso o para el servicio del Programa Comcast Internet Essentials. Sin embargo, si eres una familia con tres o más hijos inscritos en las escuelas de la ciudad, ambos servicios están disponibles y son recomendados.  Se aplican requisitos de elegibilidad adicionales al servicio Comcast. Para más información, Visite el sitio web de las escuelas de la ciudad. 

Staying connected!

Instagram: @ Violetvillepk8

Facebook: Violetville EMS #226

Twitter: VioletvillePK8

Violetville PK-8 App: Please visit your App Store and type “Violetville” in the search. Download our app to stay connected!  Available in the Apple and Android store! 

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Local Y Opportunities 

Join The Y!

Exercise is a great way to do good for your mind, body and spirit. It strengthens your immune system, helps you fight disease, and improves your focus and well-being. 

You can trust the Y to put your health and safety first. Our enhanced safety procedures include temperature checks, masks, antimicrobial sprayers (widely used by the airline industry to kill bacteria and viruses), and other measures to help keep us all safe.

Choose to exercise at a place you can feel good about belonging to. The Y: state-of-the-art equipment, exercise classes, wide open spaces, rigorous safety protocols, no long term contract. 

Not ready to commit, but still want to check us out? Get your FREE 3 Day Guest Pass here!Join Now 

Mindfulness Moment 

Meeting Community Needs /Satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad

Family University / Universidad de la Familia

City Schools’ Family University is a collection of quick-tip videos and resources for families designed to increase engagement while fostering academic success and social-emotional growth. Be sure to check it out!

La Universidad de la Familia de City Schools es una colección de vídeos de consejos rápidos y recursos para las familias diseñados para aumentar el compromiso mientras se fomenta el éxito académico y el crecimiento socio-emocional. No dejes de visitarla.Family University

Rental Assistance/Ayuda al alquiler

Last year Community Action Partnership centers administered less than $300,000 in rental assistance. In October, they will launch the city’s $30 million eviction prevention program, also part of Baltimore’s emergency COVID response. The centers’ initial focus is to work with tenants and landlords to bring tenants’ back rent current. As with BH2O, there is no income limit with this first phase: Tenants must only prove they are impacted by the pandemic and are in arrears on their rent. Additional eviction prevention supports are also available to residents in the months ahead.

El año pasado, los centros de Community Action Partnership administraron menos de 300.000 dólares en ayudas al alquiler. En octubre, pondrán en marcha el programa de prevención de desahucios de la ciudad, dotado con 30 millones de dólares, que también forma parte de la respuesta de emergencia COVID de Baltimore. El objetivo inicial de los centros es trabajar con inquilinos y propietarios para poner al día los alquileres atrasados de los inquilinos. Al igual que con BH2O, no hay límite de ingresos en esta primera fase: Los inquilinos sólo tienen que demostrar que se han visto afectados por la pandemia y que se han retrasado en el pago del alquiler. En los próximos meses, los residentes también dispondrán de otras ayudas para la prevención de desahucios.Eviction Prevention 

Utility Assistance/Ayuda a los servicios públicos

Community Action Partnerships (CAP) centers administer both energy and water assistance for the city. While the state’s moratorium on water, gas and electric service shutoffs remains in place until November 15, Maryland utilities have been given the green light to start sending shutoff notices to residents on October 1. To avoid a wave of shutoffs later this fall, our CAP centers are urging residents to seek assistance now. As part of the city’s COVID relief efforts, eligibility for BH2O, the city’s water discount program, has been expanded by removing the income limit. Now through December any resident with a water bill in their name who has been unemployed since March can apply.

Online applications for energy assistance and water assistance are now available, and centers have drop boxes where residents can submit paper applications.

Los centros de la Asociación de Acción Comunitaria (CAP) administran las ayudas a la energía y al agua de la ciudad. Aunque la moratoria estatal sobre los cortes de agua, gas y electricidad sigue vigente hasta el 15 de noviembre, las empresas de servicios públicos de Maryland han recibido luz verde para empezar a enviar avisos de corte a los residentes el 1 de octubre. Para evitar una oleada de cortes a finales de este otoño, nuestros centros CAP instan a los residentes a buscar ayuda ahora. Como parte de los esfuerzos de alivio de COVID de la ciudad, la elegibilidad para BH2O, el programa de descuento de agua de la ciudad, se ha ampliado mediante la eliminación del límite de ingresos. A partir de ahora y hasta el mes de diciembre, cualquier residente con una factura de agua a su nombre que esté desempleado desde marzo puede solicitarlo.

Ya están disponibles las solicitudes en línea de asistencia energética y de agua, y los centros disponen de buzones donde los residentes pueden presentar sus solicitudes en papel.

Violetville United Methodist Church

Pastor Scheherazade Foreman is an AMAZING community partner. I talked to her recently about her goals for the church and community. I would love to see all of our residents, community partners, representatives, and neighboring communities show up to support a local church in need. ❤️ Not only is the money they get from the shoes amazing, but also having individuals show up and supporting our church would just be incredible. Also, if you know anyone looking for a church definitely check out Violetville United Methodist Church

Does anyone have any shoes to donate? Violetville United Methodist Church is almost 100 years old and needs some repairs. They are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for these repairs. The weight of the shoes is exchanged for funding! There is a drop off bin outside of the church. If you have shoes that need to picked up, send us a message 😊🙌🏽

Have an issue? Log it in 311 and send it to Councilwoman Porter!

Violetville has a new Councilwoman who has an awesome team! They all have been very responsive. If you are having an issue, you can do your part by calling 311.

Need our help handling 311 requests that don’t seem to be moving forward? There’s a form for that! 👉🏾https://buff.ly/3gJyOVs

Phylicia Porter | Baltimore City Council

To call 911….or not to call 911…

We get many emails or Find alternatives to calling the Baltimore Police Department.

Typically, people call the police because they are experiencing or perceive an emergency and need immediate assistance. In order to provide the most effective alternatives to calling the police or 911, unless otherwise indicated, the resources included here are limited to those that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services.

These resources may be obligated to call police in the case of an immediate risk of harm to the caller or another, child abuse, or abuse of a vulnerable adult. Where we know or suspect that a resource may work in cooperation with law enforcement or involve them beyond what is required by law, we acknowledge that in the listing.

These resources are not intended to cover all situations, only to provide the services described. If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, call 911.


  • Baltimore Outreach Services
    • Provides comprehensive services and programs to homeless women and their children. Services include emergency shelter, supportive housing, educational programming, health and mental health services, job training and employment counseling. Medical, educational, and day care youth services.
    • (410) 752-1285 (24/7, shelter)
    • (410) 752-7179 (Office)
    • http://www.baltimoreoutreach.org/
  • Maryland Helpline
    • Available 24 hours/7 days a week to callers in need of community referrals including emergency shelters and food access. 
    • Call 211 and select option 1, call (410) 685-0525, text your zip code 898-211, or visit 211MD.org
    • 211MD.org
  • Weinberg Housing & Resource Center
    • A low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes – with a focused goal of assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.
    • (667) 600-3230
    • https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/weinberg-housing-resource-center/
    • *Temporarily closed due to COVID-19


  • Baltimore Safe Haven
    • Provides opportunities for a higher quality of life for TLGBQ people in Baltimore City living in survival mode. Drop-in center provides free food, clothing, showers, clean needles, and a supportive space. Can provide narcan – if this is needed after drop-in hours, just knock. Continuing to expand their services.
    • Drop-in 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • 2468 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
    • (443) 869-6867
    • https://www.baltimoresafehaven.org/
  • Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center
    • Offers specialized behavioral health services, LGBT-focused support groups, and education and training for organizations seeking greater LGBT competency. GenderJOY program provides expert health care services for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents, and their families. ElderPride program offers education, resources, and groups for LGBT elders and their informal caregiving networks.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • 1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD, 5th Floor
    • (410) 837-2050 x 1049
    • https://www.chasebrexton.org/services/lgbt-health
  • Hearts & Ears, Inc.
    • A non-profit organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning, and Gender Non-Conforming individuals with behavioral health issues and concerns. Wellness and recovery center holds weekly support groups which address addictions, mental health and general concerns. Operates a warmline during business hours for advice and referrals. Groups are confidential. Services for 18+.
    • 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Wed. – Sat.
    • (410) 523-1694
    • https://www.heartsandears.org/
  • Pride Center of Maryland
    • Provides services and support for Maryland’s LGBTQ+ community. Services include free and confidential case management in the areas of housing, mental health, health care, and employment; HIV and STI testing; clothing donations; and community groups for men, women, elders, and gender non-conforming and transgender people.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tues. – Fri.
    • 2530 N. Charles St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218
    • (410) 777-8145
    • http://www.pridecentermd.org/

Mental Health

  • Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
    • 24-hour hotline providing mental health support and referrals. Crisis intervention available, mobile intervention teams do not include law enforcement but if crisis is reported mental-health trained police officers may be sent to do a wellness check.
    • (410) 433-5175 (24/7)
    • MD Relay dial 711
    • https://bcresponse.org/
  • Baltimore County Crisis Response System – 24-hour crisis hotline
    • County service providing 24/7 hotline services and crisis response. Police will be involved if person is homicidal or actively violent. Mobile Crisis Team pairs a mental health clinician with a police officer to provide emergency police response to persons in need of crisis intervention.
    • (410) 931-2214
  • Hatzalah Baltimore
    • Non-profit EMT and ambulance service providing immediate emergency care in response to calls for medical assistance, including cardiac, obstetric, diabetic, traumatic, or neurological emergencies. Coverage area includes from Slade Avenue to Northern Parkway and Reisterstown Road to Pimlico Road. All responders are licensed or certified by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
    • (410) 358-0000 (24/7)
    • https://hatzalahbaltimore.org/
  • Maryland’s Helpline
    • Maryland’s Helpline is available 24 hours/7 days a week to callers in need of crisis intervention, risk assessment for suicide, homicide or overdose prevention, support, guidance, and information or linkage to community behavioral health providers. 
    • Call 211 and select option 1 or call (410) 685-0525, text your zip code 898-211
    • https://health.maryland.gov/suicideprevention/Pages/Maryland-Crisis-Hotline.aspx

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

    • Offers a Jewish response to the needs of people who experience abuse in Northwest Baltimore City and County. Provides crisis intervention, education and consultation, and advocates for community awareness, safety and healing. Safety planning, supportive counseling, legal information, consultation, and resource referral. 
    • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. – Thurs.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sun.
    • (410) 234-0030
    • https://chanabaltimore.org/
  • Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.
    • Provides safe shelter for individuals and family members who must leave their homes in order to prevent family violence from occurring. Counseling, victim advocacy in seeking legal solutions or support in court, case management, and other support and resources are available.
    • (410) 828-6390 (24/7 crisis)
    • (410) 285-7496 (24/7 shelter)
    • (410) 285-4357 (office)
    • https://familycrisiscenter.net/
  • HopeWorks Howard County
    • Offers assistance and referral services to victims of domestic violence, stalking & sexual assault 24/7. Can provide emergency shelter, hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, and more.
    • (410) 997-2272 (24/7)
    • https://wearehopeworks.org/
  • House of Ruth
    • Helps battered women and their children find safety and security. Provides Service Coordinators who work with clients to integrate all services needed including: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Legal Representation and Counseling. Children & Youth Services are also available which include a Child Therapist and referrals when more intensive treatments are required.
    • (410) 889-RUTH (7884) (24/7)
    • https://hruth.org/
  • TurnAround Inc.
    • Emergency and ongoing services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and human trafficking. Trauma-informed counseling, including crisis support, emergency, transitional, and long-term shelter, case management, and advocacy. Anti-Trafficking Program offers clients Drop-In services 5 days a week. 
    • 1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 404, Baltimore, MD 21201
    • (443) 279-0379 (24/7)
    • (410) 837-7000 (Baltimore office, drop-in center)
    • (410) 377-8111 (Main office, Towson)
    • https://turnaroundinc.org/


Please note, people answering these calls may be mandatory reporters, and required to make a report to CPS or law enforcement in certain situations. Learn about local mandatory reporter laws here.

  • Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
    • A suicide prevention and crisis hotline designed to meet the needs of troubled young persons and youth in crisis: suicide, depression, relationships, family problems, abuse, stress. 24 hour counseling service. Trained counselors will talk with callers and direct them to appropriate resources.
    • 1 (800) 422-0009 (24/7)
    • TDD: (410) 531-5086
  • STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program
    • Provides inclusive and affirming, youth-centered health care to youth and young adults. age 12 – 26. Strength-based, sex-positive care including HIV/AIDs care, reproductive care, family planning, and general medicine. Can provide condoms, PrEP navigation assistance, and referrals. Most services are free.
    • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
    • (410) 706-6000
    • http://startrackhealth.org/
  • YES Drop-in Center
    • A safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships. Provides food, clothing, mail and internet access, as well as assistance with rapid rehousing, case management, assistance navigating legal systems, and support.
    • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, by appointment Friday
    • (410) 235-7744
    • https://yesdropincenter.org/


  • Answers for the Aging
    • A free telephone-based information and referral service for questions about services for older adults, their families, friends and caregivers. Provides free information, referrals, and options to older adults and caregivers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about senior life issues.
    • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • (667) 600-2100 or toll free 1 (888) 502-7587 (Maryland Only)
    • https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/answers-for-the-aging/
  • Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center
    • Offers specialized behavioral health services, LGBT-focused support groups, and education and training for organizations seeking greater LGBT competency. ElderPride program offers education, resources, and groups for LGBT elders and their informal caregiving networks.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • 1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD, 5th Floor
    • (410) 837-2050 x 1049
    • https://www.chasebrexton.org/services/lgbt-health
  • Maryland Access Point (MAP)
    • Serves as the entry point for obtaining information, referrals and options counseling for seniors, adults with disabilities, their families, caregivers and professionals. Calls are answered by a team of Certified Information and Assistance Specialists.
    • Monday through Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (410) 887-2594
    • https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/index.html


  • Baltimore Community Mediation Center
    • Provides free mediation services and teaches conflict resolution skills in neighborhoods, families, schools, business, and all across Baltimore. Assists people to work collaboratively to resolve conflict.
    • (410) 467-9165
    • https://www.communitymediation.org/
  • Maryland Legal Aid
    • Provides a full range of free civil legal services to low-income people statewide, in Baltimore City and in Maryland’s 23 counties, from 12 office locations. Experience representing children, victims of abuse and domestic violence, seniors, migrant farmworkers, veterans, and nursing home and assisted living residents.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • Walk-in intakes 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri.
    • 500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore
    • Local Phone Number: (410) 951-7777 or (800) 999-8904
    • Telephone Intake: (410) 951-7750 or (866) 635-2948
    • Phone intake hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M, Th, F), 1 p.m. (W), or 7 p.m. (T)
    • https://www.mdlab.org/
  • Restorative Response Baltimore
    • Hosts voluntary circle conferencing dispute resolution processes that includes everyone involved in and affected by an incident, crime, or conflict, and their respective support networks. Works to address court diversion, re-entry, interpersonal conflict, and more. Trains on and implements restorative practices in schools.
    • (410) 889-7400
    • https://www.restorativeresponse.org/


  • Baltimore AA
  • Tuerk House
    • Treatment for people suffering from addiction or dependency. Crisis Center provides individuals who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and in a state of compromised health with a safe place to detox and receive short-term medical care and social services. The Center includes an Opioid Crisis Unit specifically designed to provide respite care for those under the influence of opioids. All services are free and available 24/7.
    • 730 Ashburton Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
    • (410) 233-0684 (24/7)
    • https://tuerkhouse.org