Friends of the Child Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention in Frederick County, Maryland


Helping Children Heal From Child Abuse

Last Call for Votes

Only days left to cast your vote for the adorable SS Pinwheel by mid- February! Proceeds are used to support CAC programs helping children and their families as they rebuild their lives following allegations of child abuse or mistreatment.

No-Sew Blankets Needed

The Child Advocacy Center uses cheerful, fuzzy, no-sew blankets to warm a child when they must undergo a physical exam.

The supply is running low.

To donate blankets or kits please email [email protected]

Impact Report

In the fall of 2022 your donations made this incredible impact:

• Provided short term housing costs to two families to keep them from being evicted

• Helped with car repairs so that a mother could keep her job

• Prepared a Child Abuse Prevention Brochure for public use

• Collected winter coats and clothing and provided a week's worth for 3 clients of the CAC

• Connected with FCPS guidance counselors to create an avenue to request winter clothing. Filled 5 requests for individual students including 3 displaced by fire

• Provided 100s of winter coats to the community

The Director's Corner

With over 300 children served by the Center in 2022, our director is reminded why the services we provide are so incredibly important.

See From the Director’s Desk to read about the numerous innovative and life-changing services provided by the CAC to the children impacted by abuse or maltreatment.

From a caregiver on what she appreciates about the CAC: 

"Everything from the welcoming atmosphere, the in-depth explanation of resources available, and the friendly/approachable attitude of the workers."

Letter from Heiress

Heiress, our amazing therapy dog, has been busy accompanying children at forensic interviews and building awareness for abuse prevention in local libraries. She has even been seen escorting children to court.

In order to help other CACs bring K-9 comfort to stressful situations, Heiress and her handler are flying to California to present at a National Conference.

Holiday Gift Program

84 children from 36 families, who are currently clients of the Center were provided gifts to help make a joy-filled holiday thanks to our community and the Friends of the CAC.

A very special thanks to:

Ausherman Family Foundation

Best Plumbing

Century Ford of Mt. Airy

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Missionary Society

8 Starbucks locations