Welcome to the Center for Children!
The Center for Children is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families.
The Center for Children believes that every child in need should have the opportunity to receive quality mental health care. We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health through crisis intervention, therapy, education, and advocacy.
With locations in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick, Maryland, the Center for Children serves clients from Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and lower Prince George’s counties.
How to Report Suspected Child Abuse
Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family—it may even save a child's life. To report suspected abuse, please call your local department of social services:
301- 392- 6739 or
301- 932- 2222 (after hrs)
A non-profit agency preventing and treating child abuse and promoting positive mental health
All of us have been shocked over the past several months to hear stories of interpersonal violence involving both professional and college football players, and it seems that these stories have no end. In fact, these incidents have been happening for quite some time, and the accumulatContinue Reading →
A big thanks to Freecupcakewraps.com and Charles County MD’s Macaroni Kid for selecting us as the charity recipient of their Annual Cupcakes for Christmas Toy Drive! The event will be held December 6th from 10 am until 1 pm at the Waldorf West Library. Donate new, unwrapped toysContinue Reading →
The Center for Children will participate in the United Way’s Do More 24 on June 19th, 2014. Powered by the United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 raises much-needed funding for local nonprofits that create opportunities for underserved populations. The 24-hour eventContinue Reading →
The Charles County Family Resource Center invites you to an evening at the Parent Cafe on May 22 at 5pm! A Parent Cafe is a chance to… Meet new people Make new friends Share parenting experiences Get ideas from other families Explore your family’s strength and challenges iContinue Reading →
Good Morning Friends… To all the Sponsors, Volunteers, Exhibitors, Food and table vendors and to everyone who came out this past Saturday to the Blue Crab Stadium in Waldorf for Touch a Truck 2014 ……Continue Reading →
The Blueprints mission is to identify and disseminate evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that are effective in reducing antisocial behavior and promoting a healthy course of youth development. Blueprints serves as a resource for government agencies, schools, foundatioContinue Reading →
Joann Collins-Lee teaches a parenting class on Thursday nights from 6pm-7pm. It is 8 week sessions at $25 per session. Next class starting on May 1, 2014 to be held at the Center for Children in La Plata, MD 6100 Radio Station Rd.Continue Reading →
Photo: Check out our Executive Director Cathy Meyers in the middle! The Charles County Board of Commissioners present Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation. Pictured, left to right: Commissioner Vice President Reub…en B. Collins, II , Dianna E. Abney, M.D. (health officer,Continue Reading →
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Come join us at the Safeway in La Plata, MD on Crain Highway between 9am – 5pm to learn about what you can do to help prevent child abuse and/or how to become a CASA Volunteer!Continue Reading →