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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!

Welcome to the

Center for Abused Persons

Crisis Hotline


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.

Victim Advocacy


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. 

Community Education


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. 

Upcoming Events



"Challenging The Toxic" Community Breakfast

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8 AM to 10 AM

Waldorf Jaycees Community Center

3090 Crain Highway

Waldorf, Maryland 20601

The Center for Abused Persons is proud to announce Ms. Mignon Brown-Anderson as its keynote speaker for this year's Community Breakfast! She is an Award-Winning Inspirational Speaker, Domestic Violence Advocate & Survivor, and Safe Date Facilitator.  Over the last 11 years, she has dedicated her time and efforts to spreading domestic violence awareness, reaching over 500,000 people. 


We look forward to hosting all of our guests at the Community Breakfast on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The attire for the event is business formal.

To purchase tickets, please click the link below to reserve your spot! Tickets cost $25 and the proceeds will support the Center for Abused Persons' Mission to provide critical services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, & others in crisis.


Essay Contest 

The Center for Abused Persons is thrilled to announce a scholarship opportunity in the form of a essay contest! This contest is available to all private and public middle and high school students in Charles County, MD. The 1st and 2nd place winners on the middle and high school level will each receive cash prizes and the opportunity to read their essay at the Community Breakfast on October 24th, 2019 at 8am. 

For further instruction and detailed requirements, please click on the link

All applications must be submitted by October 1st, 2019.

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October 25, 2017