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Welcome To The MCFJC Foundation

13K to Help End
Domestic Violence

13 K | MCFJC Foundation
Sat, October 1st - Sun, October 23rd

You can walk, run or roll your 13k anytime, any place. Go it alone, with your favorite dog, or with friends. Start a team or join a team.  You can also become a sponsor or donate now to help transform victims of domestic violence into survivors. For more information click here!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The Maryland Charity Campaign

Attention Maryland employees, consider donating to the MCFJC Foundation through the MCC Charity Campaign: Oct 3rd - Dec 12th, 2022

The MCC is more than a charitable giving campaign – it’s the collective effort of thousands of individuals who give back and inspire hope in nearby communities. The Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State employees and eligible retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities conveniently, securely, and confidently they care about.

Fall Finish Line Festival - True Respite

Sun, October 23rd 1:00-4:00pm

Join us for our Fall Finish Line Festival to mark the end of the MC Family Justice Center Foundation’s 13k to help end domestic violence.  After logging our steps all month we can join together in solidarity to show our support for victims of abuse.

13k participants can finish their final steps on the Gude Trail that leads you right to the Finish Line Festival at True Respite Brewery.  

After crossing the finish line we invite you to wander through the Maker’s Fair, check out our silent auction, and get in a good stretch led by Thrive Yoga.  You can grab a bite to eat from the  Beltway Bistro food truck, and of course, beer or other beverage from our host, True Respite.  There will be music, prizes and fun for the whole family.

Together we can help transform victims of abuse into survivors!

True Respite logo | MCFJC

Congratulations To The 2022 PSA Video Contest Winners!​

1st Place

Not My Fault

by Amelia Lancaster, Olivia Girard, Lauren Miller and, Naira Ismail from MLK Jr. Middle School

2nd Place & Fan Favorite

High School Simulator

by Nicholas and Sebastian from Einstein High School

3rd Place

Words Do Hurt

by Millie from Shady Grove Middle School

Honorable Mention

Dating Shouldn't Hurt

by Jason from Julius West Middle School

Honorable Mention

"It's Fine"

by Sean Levitan from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Ways to Support the MCFJC Foundation

$1 per card is donated to the Foundation to help victims of domestic violence. Search for MCFJC Foundation under Peace & Justice. Click Here to send an Eco Card.

Select us and when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the MCFJC Foundation. Click Here to sign up for AmazonSmile.

Items collected will be donated to meet the immediate and critical needs that directly impact the safety, wellness, and healing of a victim of domestic violence and their children. Items must be new and can be mailed or dropped off at the FJC Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

600 Jefferson Plaza, 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20849

Items Needed

  • In the U.S. Approximately 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner.
  • Prolonged stress and anxiety increase the frequency and severity of abuse.
  • Gun sales are surging nationwide – victims of domestic violence are five times more likely to be killed when their abuser owns a gun.
  • 6 million Americans filed for unemployment within the last few weeks. Unemployment increases the use of alcohol, which increases the severity and frequency of domestic violence.
  • With school and activities being cancelled because of COVID-19 quarantined children must stay at home.  This increases the risk of children being abused.

FREE services for victims of domestic violence available during the COVID-19 crisis:

The Family Justice Center (FJC)
Transportation to and/or from the Center is available for those who need it.
Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm
Call: 240-773-0444
Walk-in: 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852

Abused Persons Program 
Call: 240-777-4195

For 24-Hour Assistance: The Montgomery County Crisis Center 
Call: 240-777-4000

The Montgomery County Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign

Helping Victims of Domestice Violence During COVID-19

Children & Abuse Information

What is a Family Justice Center?

The Friends of the Family Justice Center is one of only approximately 40 centers located in the United States and other countries.  The concept is to create a family-friendly environment in which a multi-disciplinary team of professionals works together in one, centralized location to provide coordinated services to victims of family violence.

Prior to the Center’s opening in Montgomery County, victims of domestic violence would have to visit as many as 20 different agencies to receive vital services and assistance.  With victims often escaping their situations with only the clothes on their back and no transportation, this made an already challenging situation nearly impossible.

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a key to self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is a key to independent thinking. Independence is a critical piece in providing a better chance for a domestic violence victim to leave – and not return – to an abusive relationship.

The MCFJC Foundation, aware that victims of domestic violence are a vulnerable population who are oftentimes financially underserved and underbanked, is working with a local financial institution on a special project to help FJC clients (many of whom have never had access to any money of their own!) develop financial literacy and financial capacity.

For more information on Financial Abuse visit PurplePurse.com or NCADV.org.

To learn more about our Financial Literacy Program.

The goal is to help the client become totally financial fit. Elements of the on-going program include both general understandings as well as specific “how to’s”:

  • Why financial independence is critical
  • How financial independence helps break the inter generational cycle of violence
  • How do I learn how to budget?
  • Interactive discussions and Q & A events for parents and middle and high school students around the issue of financial literacy
  • Selecting a bank or credit union that will be best for you
  • How to open an account
  • Establishing your own credit (or credit repair!
  • Saving – no matter how small!
  • Keeping your banking information safe

Our Mission

The mission of the MCFJC Foundation is two-fold:  we support the work of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center by raising funds and providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children; and we raise awareness regarding the impact of domestic violence and outreach to the County’s youth to help teach about healthy relationships. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, The MCFJC Foundation works to help strengthen the lives of families affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse and break the cycle of violence in future generations.

We look forward to the day when the scourge of domestic violence – emotional, psychological and physical abuse – will no longer be a factor in the lives of our friends and neighbors in Montgomery County.