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.



A non-profit agency preventing and treating child abuse and promoting positive mental health



Blue Ribbon Booth – April 19, 2014

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!
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Belk Charity Sale

The Center for Children is excited to announce our participation in the Belk (California MD) Charity Sale. This special sale will be held on Saturday May 3rd, from 6am-10am. The only way to get in on 20-70% off in the whole store is to purchase a $5.00 ticket from the Center for Child
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Healthy Families of Charles County

Amanda and Maegan of Healthy Families of Charles County attending the Health Expo at Jaycee’s of Waldorf on 3/6/14
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8th Annual BIIKR (Bikers Involved in Kids Recovery) Poker Run May 3, 2014

The Center for Children is hosting its 8th Annual BIIKR (Bikers Involved in Kids Recovery) Poker Run on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Center has 4 locations throughout Southern Maryland including Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s counties so the event includes folks from al
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6th Annual Touch a Truck Festival – May 17, 2014

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funding for the Center for Children. The Center for Children has been assisting children and families in need for over 25 years. We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental hea
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2013 Holiday Party!

December 16th, 2013; The Center for Children had our annual holiday party for our clients. The event was truly awesome, filled with smiles, laughs, free pizza and cookies, Santa and Mrs. Claus and lets of presents! For many of our children, our Holiday Party is the only opportunity th
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State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Investigate Incidents Of Child Exploitation On Social Networks

STATE POLICE INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE INVESTIGATE INCIDENTS OF CHILD EXPLOITATION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS The Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies around the state have received numerous complaints over the last few days involving sexually explicit ph
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Parenting Skills Workshop Classes Begin December 5, 2013

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in our Parenting skills workshop classes. The class starts December 5th, 2013. If you are interested please contact Joann Collins-Lee at 301-609-9887 ext. 107 or Collins-lee@center-for-children.org to be registered. Classes are Thursday
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What to Expect When You’re…Parenting – A Parent Cafe Event – NEW DATE Feb. 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce our second annual Parent Café event through the Family Resource Center and the Center for Children! Parent Cafes are an evidence-based way to build community among parents and build protective factors against abuse and neglect within families, all within the
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