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

Michelle Simonds, LCPC, LCADC, Clinical Supervisor/Assistant Director

Elizabeth Bryan, LGSW, Counselor

Erica Rosa, Community Outreach Specialist

Nichole Horstkamp, Victim Advocate & Outreach Coordinator

Michala Knight,  Hotline Supervisor

Deborah Reed,  Hotline Operator

Yndia Coates,  Hotline Operator & 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:

Roz Manley, President

Neal Bankenstein, Vice-President/President-Elect

Mikaela Robinson, Secretary/Treasurer

Nicole Daniels

Michelle Bradford

Jason Carlson

Garcia Dixon

Diane Robinson

Yolanda Stennett

Leonard Thomas

Ursula Durrah-Williams