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.


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

2015 Touch-a-Truck

  The Center for Children, in conjunction with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, is gearing up for it’s 7th Annual Touch-a-Truck to be held at Regency Furniture Stadium on May 16, 2015 from 10 am until 3pm. The Center for Children enjoys the opportunity to team up with the Southe
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New Parenting Skills Workshop Series

The Center for Children will now be offering a Parenting Skills Workshop Series that will help you learn and practice 5 essential skills to reduce power struggles, improve communication, and keep your cool when parenting gets tough. This 8 week workshop is for parents and caregivers o
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Case Management Program Expands to Anne Arundel, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties!

The Center for Children will be expanding our Targeted Case Management (Connections Program) into Anne Arundel, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties! Having served Charles County residents since 2008, Targeted Case Management (Connections Program) is a wraparound support service provided
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Proud to be an Official KidCents Charity!

The Center for Children has partnered with Rite Aid and is now an official KidCents charity! KidCents is a program created by The Rite Aid Foundation that allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused ch
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2014 Christmas Wreaths for Sale

When you purchase a wreath, you are helping to raise necessary funds to advance and grow the programs at the Center for Children. Our services benefit more than 4,500 children and families each year in our community. The natural balsam fir evergreen wreaths are 22″ decorated wit
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Physical Abuse vs. Discipline: Can It Be Both?

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 accumulat
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2014 Cupcakes for Christmas Toy Drive

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 toys
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United Way’s Do More 24 on June 19, 2014

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 event
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Charles County Family Resource Center Parent Cafe

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 i
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