Application Assistants

The Address Confidentiality Program serves Maryland residents, regardless of immigration status, who have recently relocated or intend to relocate within 30 days to a new address. The ACP cannot redact an address from public record, so the program is unable to protect survivors or threatened individuals whose address is already known or publicly available. Survivors living in shelters or temporary housing are welcome to apply to the program with the assistance of an application assistant.

What is an Application Assistant?
​ An Application assistant is an employee or volunteer of a federal, State, or local agency, or of a nongovernmental program, that provides counseling, referral, shelter, or other services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; and who has been designated by the respective agency or program, and trained and registered by the Secretary, to assist individuals in completion of the Program application. Application Assistants play an important role in the Address Confidentiality Program. They are responsible for assisting survivors in determining whether the ACP is a good safety step for them and for helping with the application process. Once a person is enrolled in the Address Confidentiality Program, all questions and concerns a program participant may have about the program should be directed to the ACPoffice. The Address Confidentiality Program is not intended to take the place of a safety plan, but rather is an aspect of a larger overall safety plan for survivors. Everything that a survivor would need to do to stay safe without this program they should still do with it.

Become a certified Application Assistant
All Application Assistants must be trained by the Secretary of State's office. If you are interested in receiving training, please follow this link​ to let us know:

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