Welcome to the Center for Children!
The Center for Children, Inc. 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.
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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.
Center for Children is a CITC Participant
Did you know helping children could also help you save money on your taxes? When you make a donation of $500 or more you will earn tax credits equal to 50% of your donation.
A non-profit agency preventing and treating child abuse and promoting positive mental health
A new coping skills group starts Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 pm at the La Plata office. The coping skills group is an open-ended group with a curriculum grounded in the evidence-based practice, Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy. By the end of the group, the teens will have learneContinue Reading →
The Center for Children, in conjunction with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, is gearing up for its 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck to be held at Regency Furniture Stadium on May 21st, 2016 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Center for Children enjoys the opportunity to team up with the SouthContinue Reading →
The Center for Children is a Community Investment Tax Credit Program participant. Get 50% of your donation back in the form of a MD state tax credit when you give $500 or more. These tax credits are in addition to the deductions on both Federal and State taxes as a result of the chariContinue Reading →