The Queen Anne's County Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center
The CARE Center

The CARE Center

Our Mission

The CARE Center's mission is to ease the emotional trauma to children by coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child sexual abuse and and serious physical abuse and neglect.

A Place of Healing & Hope

The CARE Center is a Child Advocacy Center, a nationally endorsed model for investigating and treating child sexual abuse. Our primary goal is to coordinate a response that supports the child and family through the process of investigation and prosecution while ensuring that appropriate services are in place for the child to heal and move forward.  

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Our multidiscplinary collaboration offers comprehensive, culturally appropriate services for child victims and their non-offending family members in a child friendly, trauma sensitive environment. Combining the profesional knowledge and experience of the multidisciplinary team helps ensure that Queen Anne's County is using evidence supported, best practice approach to the investigative, medical, mental health, and judicial handling of child maltreatment.
Maryland Children's Alliance
National Children's Alliance
The CARE Center is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance.  NCA is the national association and accrediting body for Child Advocacy Centers. These standards guide the services provided to children and families through the CARE Center and ensure that those services are effective, relevant, and compassionate.
The CARE Center is an accredited member of the Maryland Children's Alliance. MCA is a private, nonprofit organization accredited by NCA as a State Chapter that brings together Child Advocacy Centers across Maryland, offering accreditation support and professional development for local member centers.