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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!
Introducing CAP's Text Hotline!

Good morning, all! Thank you so much for your patience!

Have you ever wanted to reach out to us but you feel uncomfortable on the phone? Whether you need resources, or just someone to talk to- we're here for you.


Our text hotline is up and moving! Please feel free to reach out to us at the following link. Open limited hours for now, Monday & Tuesday 7am-3pm, Wednesday 9am-4pm.

Otherwise, our services remain 24/7 as staff work a hybrid at home and in office schedule to serve the needs of our clients and the community.



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. 

Come learn with us on Zoom!

Starting with this first session on February 24 at noon, we're hosting a virtual lunch & learn every other month, to give you a 101 class: everything you may want to know about a topic relating to the work we do at CAP.
Register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Feel free to RSVP to the event on Facebook, as well! 💜

Save The Date! 2022 S.T.E.V.E. 5K

Calling all runners and people that want to take steps for a cause! Our 2nd annual Steps To End Violence Everywhere (S.T.E.V.E.) 5K is happening in the spring and we're excited! Join us!


Like last year, you're welcome to join us in person at the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains, or participate virtually- run your distance anywhere and submit your time.


Proceeds support CAP's work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and others in crisis in Charles County.


Save the date- Saturday, April 30, 2022 and register today by clicking the button below!



Wear a face mask and support a great cause! CAP is selling comfortable fabric face masks. The best part is they are only $10! Each mask sale goes towards helping a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or someone struggling with their mental health. 

Buy yours today!

Amazon Smile

Center for Abused Persons is on Amazon Smile. Shop at AmazonSmile 

and they donate to Community Crisis and Referral Center, Inc.

(Center for Abused Persons) at no cost to you! Click on the picture to go there now!

AmazonSmile is now available through the Amazon App! 


Donate Today!

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"


Please note: should a donation or payment need to be refunded, the giftee will be responsible for paying the 3% fee.

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