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Beginning Monday, March 30th, 2020 Center for Children will offer client appointments via Telehealth conferencing. As an essential mental and behavioral health outpatient organization, our doors will remain open to serve those in critical circumstances and to those picking up prescriptions for class 2 drugs. Please feel free to call our office with any questions or for more details. We truly appreciate your support during this time as we work to continue to serve the children and families in our community. 

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The Center for Children

Serving Children, Teens and Families in Southern Maryland for more than 30 years!

Dedicated to the promotion of positive mental health for children, youth and families and the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health for children, youth and families through therapy, education and advocacy, we provide hope and healing.


Understanding What We Do! 

Center for Children offers a wide variety of mental and behavioral health services for the entire family. Our outpatient clinic is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Heath and Hygiene serving more than 4,500 children annually. We offer more than 19 programs geared toward children, teens and families in Southern Maryland.  Our team of professional clinicians provides comprehensive mental health services including individual and family therapy, play and group therapy, psychological and services for children and families.


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. The Child Help National Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a  day, seven days a week.


Our Services Include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual, Group & Family Treatment
  • Assessment & Evaluation of Children
  • Advocacy in the Legal System
  • Case Coordination
  • Prevention Programs
  • Information and Referrals
  • Community Education
  • Mentoring
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Teen and Family Support
  • and much more!