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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!
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. 

Calling all runners and people that want to take steps for a cause! Our 3rd annual Steps To End Violence Everywhere (S.T.E.V.E.) 5K is happening in the spring and we're excited! Join us!


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


Save the date- Saturday, April 29, 2023 and register today by clicking the button below!

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Steps To End Violence Everywhere 5K
April 29, 2023
9 AM
Indian Head Rail Trail
10400 Theodore Green Blvd
White Plains, MD 20695

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CAP is pleased to announce we are holding our Annual Essay Competition for middle and high school students!

Essays must be submitted by April 24th, 2023.

1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $100

3rd Place: $50

You will get to share you essay at our annual 5k Event on April 29th 2023! 

Clinical Therapist

CAP is looking for a licensed masters level therapist to see clients at our center. The full-time therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to survivors of intimate domestic violence, sexual violence, and adult survivors and child witnesses to domestic violence in our outpatient setting.

Must have a social work or professional counseling degree, and be Maryland State licensed (LGSW/LMSW, LGPC, LCPC or LCSW). Must also be able to work at least 2 evenings a week.

For more information, click here. All resumes can be sent to No phone calls please.

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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