The Center for Abused Persons (CAP) is a private non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence within Charles County. CAP offers a broad range of services that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education.


Annette Gilbert-Jackson, Executive Director

M. Theresa Hamilton, LCSW-C, Clinical Director

Shay Clark, MSW, Counselor

Unequa Helton, LMSW, Counselor, Co-AIP Facilitator

Kirstyn Watts, M.S, NCC, Counselor

Erica Rosa, Community Outreach Specialist

Nichole Horstkamp, Victim Advocate & Outreach Coordinator

A'lyce Bowman, Hotline Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator

Sikesa Proctor, Hotline Operator

Yndia Coates, Hotline Operator & Co-AIP Facilitator

Lucille Rattliff, Hotline Operator

Alicia Stout, Hotline Operator


The Board of Directors is always looking for individuals willing to lend their expertise with strategic planning, fundraising, raising community awareness, and the criminal-legal system. If you're interested in joining our board, please contact Annette Gilbert-Jackson at 301-645-8994.

2021 Board Members:

Nicole Daniels, President

Roz Manley, Vice-President/President-Elect

Mikaela Robinson, Secretary/Treasurer

Neal Bankenstein

Michelle Bradford

Jason Carlson

Garcia Dixon

John Lewis

Diane Robinson

Yolanda Stennett

Leonard Thomas