The Queen Anne's County
Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (CARE) Center
The CARE Center
a child advocacy center
The mission of the Queen Anne's County CARE Center
is to ease the emotional trauma to children by coordinating
a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment
of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse and neglect.

A place of healing and hope...
  
 
 
Visit our "Get Involved" page to make a donation to the CARE Center (via the MASSB Foundation) or click the Donate button:  
 
 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. 
 
Our multidisciplinary collaboration offers comprehensive, culturally-appropriate services for child victims and their non-offending family members in a child-friendly, trauma-sensitive environment. 
Combining the professional knowledge and experience of the multidisciplinary team helps ensure that Queen Anne’s County is using an evidence-supported, best practice approach to the investigative, medical, mental health, and judicial handling of child maltreatment.  The CARE Center’s values and principles:
 
* A warm, child-friendly environment;
*An engaged and healthy Multidisciplinary Team with a commitment to our mission and the ChildFirst approach;
*Culturally competent, trauma-sensitive services;
*Respect, communication, and follow-up for families;
*Proactive involvement in the community, initiating and supporting prevention efforts.
  

News!

Join us for Purse Bingo!

Win your way to a designer handbag while having a blast!  

Save the date for our upcoming event:  Friday, October 20th, at the Bay Country Moose Lodge in Queenstown.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.  Reserve a table for 8 for $150!  

Buy advance tickets HERE! 

 

Child Abuse Prevention Month  2017

The CARE Center joins child advocates from around the nation each April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Our goal is to raise awareness of the country's greatest public health issue: child abuse.   

We know that effective child abuse prevention efforts require the involvement of the entire community, including families, faith communities, schools, social service and health organizations, law enforcement, and the business sector. 

Don't hesitate to report abuse, help out a parent who is struggling, or provide support for a vulnerable youth. 

Remember, prevention is our best defense...

  1. Annual Partners Meeting
    Each year the CARE Center’s partners come together to reaffirm the principles of the child advocacy center model and sign an agreement that outlines the role and responsibilities of each agency partner. This Annual Meeting also give us an opportunity to review the center’s achievements over the past year and plan for the upcoming year. "We are very fortunate to have great working relationships with all our partners in this program. It really makes a difference for the children and families we serve", stated Susan Coppage, Director, Dept. of Social Services.
  2. 2017 Quarter Auction Success!
    Thank you to our many supporters for the tremendous success of our recent fun and fast-paced Quarter Auction. Special thanks to everyone at the Country Bay Moose Lodge in Queenstown who helped to make this such a wonderful event! As always, our gratitude to a very loyal and hard working group of volunteers from the CARE Center’s fundraising committee, Because We Care. If you are interested in joining the group, please call us at 410-758-2533.

Sweet Arts Extravaganza

Many thanks to our friends and supporters
 for helping to make this a great event!

  
The 2016 Sweet Arts Desserts & Dancing Extravaganza, featuring 21 Horses, is now just a delicious memory! The volunteer-led Because We Care Committee would like to thank the many people and businesses that supported this event. The people of Queen Anne’s County - and many others throughout the region - have shown tremendous generosity of spirit, which we truly appreciate!  

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