Friends of the Child Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention in Frederick County, Maryland

Here in Frederick County, the number of abused children served at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has continued to trend up. Last year, 77% of the children referred to CAC were victims of sexual abuse. Several of the children had experienced more than one type of abuse. Two-thirds of the children served were females. The majority of the children seen were between the ages of 7 and 12.

Child abuse is a community problem and it will take a united community response to end it. Zero tolerance is our goal.

We are the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, an all volunteer non-profit organization. Our members come from various backgrounds but share a common passion and focus.

We raise funds and donate thousands of hours annually to:

increase awareness of child abuse and neglect in Frederick County and help to prevent it

support the CAC programs and the children and families it serves

make sure these young survivors have the opportunities and resources to heal and rebuild their lives

Our organization helps by meeting needs that continue beyond the scope of the local government-specialized and therapeutic classes and services for the physical and emotional long-term well-being of the children. We assist with gift cards for food, gas, and clothing, when needed. We also step up to help fill any immediate needs or provide funding to supplement CAC services.

Each April, we sponsor National Child Abuse Prevention activities throughout Frederick County. Year-round we work to educate, inform and involve our community.

Join us in giving a voice to child abuse awareness and prevention through your participation and sponsorship.

Zero tolerance is our goal.


One in ten children will be the victim of sexual abuse. One in three boys and one in four girls will be the victim of physical abuse.

We are the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, an all volunteer non-profit organization. Our members come from various backgrounds but share a common passion and focus. For more information about the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, click here.

Each April, we sponsor National Child Abuse Prevention activities throughout Frederick County. Year-round we work to educate, inform and involve our community.

THANK YOU​

Thank you to the Ausherman Family Foundation for their generous support of our clients in need and experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.

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Thank you to our anonymous donor whose generous gift will once again help care for the children of Frederick County.  Your kindness is so appreciated!

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Thank you to the participants of our 2020 Holiday Gift Program! With the help of the Friends of the CAC members, friends, and companies, we supported 68 families and the wish lists of 172 children this year. You all did a really wonderful job! Your efforts made a big difference this holiday in the lives of the children and families. Thank you for your generous support.


Best Plumbing in Myersville

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Thomas Scott Salon and Spa

Century Ford of Mount Airy

A HUGE thank you to Century Ford of Mt. Airy. Their employees shopped for 12 children this year! Shown in the picture are the very generous employees of Century Ford and in the center is Marianne Trump, the Friends of the CAC’s Treasurer and holiday gift program coordinator! Century Ford of Mt. Airy THANK YOU!

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Thank you to Century Ford of Mt. Airy for their generous donation of 2,280 face masks to support the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County.  Pictured -Marianne Trump, Friends of the CAC Treasurer, and Brian Gerald, Century Ford of Mt. Airy General Sales Manager.

EVENTS


Apr 2021 - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 26, 2021 - Challedon Go​lf Tournament-*Cancelled*

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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to make communities more aware of child abuse and neglect so we can move to prevention. The color for the month is blue-the color of a child’s bruises-to remind us all that child abuse needs to stop!

Child abuse is entirely preventable but only when the community comes together and promotes zero tolerance.

Here in Frederick County, there are many opportunities for the community to promote and participate in Child Abuse Prevention activities that highlight awareness, prevention, and education.

You will see silver and blue pinwheels growing in gardens around the county. They are the symbols of a happy and safe childhood, what we want year-round for all of our children. They remind us of the important role each of us can play in the lives of our children and our community. Consider planting a Pinwheels for Prevention garden so you can share the message with your neighbors, coworkers, and friends.

THANK YOU

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek for awarding one of 5 grants to us!

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A huge thank you to Casey Hanagan and Monumental Moving Company for moving a family in need.  Casey and his crew were very efficient moving this client with only a one day notice!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Even though we had to cancel our golf tournament fundraiser, we want to give a BIG THANK YOU to the following businesses that donated their sponsorships to our cause to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect in Frederick County!