Welcome to the
Center for Abused Persons
The Center for Abused Persons is a private non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the incidence of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse - without consideration of age, gender, or type of abuse - within Charles County 24 hours a day through treatment and supportive services. Explore the site to learn more!
The Center for Abused Persons offers the only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week hotline in Charles County. Trained hotline counselors provide emotional support, problem solving and practical guidance, referrals to additional resources, and administrative support like appointment scheduling.
Masters-level counselors offer affordable, trauma-informed care to adult and adolescent victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and childhood abuse. Counseling services may focus on short-term stabilization or long-term emotional processing and recovery.
The Victim Advocate helps clients navigate the criminal-legal system. Services include assistance with safety planning, filing protective orders, accompanying victims to court proceedings, and providing hospital and/or home visits following dangerous assaults.
Abuse Intervention Program
The Abuse Intervention Program (AIP) is a state-certified, 26-week group opportunity for people who have perpetrated intimate partner violence. AIP uses a combination of education, skill building, conversation, and positive reinforcement to create lasting change.
The Center for Abused Persons will send a staff educator to talk to your business, church, or community group about topics including intimate partner violence, healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, child abuse prevention, and crisis intervention.
CAP's Annual Breakfast
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we wanted to let you know we are resuming our annual breakfast again this year!
Thursday, October 20 from 8am - 10am, we will be hosting our breakfast at the Waldorf Jaycees. Our speaker this year will be LaShawn Ricks, who witnessed domestic violence growing up. Please join us to hear her story.
All proceeds will go to CAP and to help us do what we do best- provide services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims, as well as others in crisis in Charles County.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.
Please consider making a donation to the Center for Abused Persons (CAP) in one of the following ways:
• Online via PayPal
• Checks made payable to "Center for Abused Persons"