THE QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY CHILD ABUSE RESPONSE & EVALUATION (CARE) CENTER RECEIVES SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Linda-Carroll-and-Susan-Coppage-QACMHC2THE QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY CHILD ABUSE RESPONSE & EVALUATION (CARE) CENTER RECEIVES SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Queen Anne’s County child advocacy center has received a $4,000 grant from the Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee. The grant will fund trauma-sensitive therapeutic services for child victims of sexual abuse.

According to the CARE Center’s director, Susan Coppage, the CARE Center’s focus is on the health and healing of the child and the family. Coppage expressed her appreciation to Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee for its continued support for the CARE Center and the children they serve. “Thanks to the Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee, the CARE Center is able to fulfill its mission by offering mental health services tailored to the special needs of child sexual abuse victims. Access to mental health services is a critical component of this program.”

The Queen Anne’s County CARE Center offers an effective, caring response to child abuse through the coordination of agencies that are mandated to investigate, so that the children will get the help they need to live safe, healthy lives. Its multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment of serious child abuse includes a team of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical, mental health and advocacy professionals who work collaboratively in a child friendly environment. For more information, to make a donation, or to volunteer, contact the CARE Center at 410-758-2533 or visit qaccare.org.

Photo: Committee representative, Linda Carroll, on the left and Program Director, Susan Coppage, on the right

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