CASA's 24-hour hotline is available 7 days per week. The hotline staff provides confidential crisis counseling, education, information, referrals, and safety planning to individuals who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or rape.
24-hour hotline: 301.739.8975 • TTY: 301.739.1012
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM (since 1977)
Provides counseling, crisis intervention, and shelter to both individuals and families involved in domestic violence situations.
EMPLOYMENT / TRAINING PROGRAM (since 1978)
Provides educational and training opportunities to individuals who are 35 years of age or older and have lost part or all of their primary income due to separation, divorce, or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of the main family wage earner; depended on government support and are no longer eligible for that assistance; and/or, are experiencing difficulty finding gainful employment. The program provides a supportive environment where individuals have the opportunity to build confidence, explore life goals and employment options, and achieve economic independence.
RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM (since 1984)
Provides crisis intervention and counseling to victims of all ages—adults and children, who have been sexually abused/assaulted. Counseling and support are provided to the victim's family and friends as well.
Provides counseling and information concerning divorce, child custody and support, property settlement, protection from domestic violence and criminal prosecution.
Washington County Protective Order Project is funded by grants from the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Family Administration and Maryland Legal Services Corporation.ABUSER INTERVENTION PROGRAM (since 1987)
Provides abusers with counseling to help them understand the cycle of violence and the negative impact of violence on their partners and children. The program aims to help participants change beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to their abusive behavior. Participants attend a total of 30 weekly group sessions. Topics covered include the definition of physical, sexual, and emotional domestic abuse; learning to listen; the effects of domestic violence on children; accepting responsibility for one's own behavior; conflict resolution; and, equality in relationships.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM (since 1988)
Provides services to children and adolescents who have experienced family violence and/or physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Services include assessment, individual and family counseling, groups for children and parents, and coordination of intervention with other community agencies and programs serving children and families.
• Domestic Violence Support Group
• Transitions Support Group
• Children's Support Group
CASA's workshops address topics such as legal rights, parenting skills, self-esteem, domestic violence and sexual assault. The clinical staff also conducts community education seminars on issues such as family violence, rape and sexual assault, managing anger, and effective parenting.
CASA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disabilities, or age in the provision of service.
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