Treatment Services

Worcester County Child Advocacy Center/The Cricket Center

The Cricket Center’s main objective is to reduce trauma to child victims by bringing all necessary local agencies together. The multidisciplinary team is made up of law enforcement officers, child protective service personnel, prosecutors, lawyers, advocates, mental health therapists and medical personnel. The multidisciplinary team meets regularly to communicate and collaborate on child abuse cases. Cases are reviewed beginning with the victim’s initial outcry through investigation, treatment and prosecution.

Life Crisis Center

The Life Crisis Center (LCC) advocates for and provides a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Through prevention, intervention, therapy, legal services, advocacy, and collaboration, we work to provide a safe place for healing. Some of the comprehensive support services offered to the community include a 19 bed safe home, intensive case management, supervised visitation, counseling, legal services, victim support, abuser groups, and outreach. The LCC is a United Way agency of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Additionally, the LCC also houses the suicide hotline and is the designated information and referral center for Maryland 2-1-1 for the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. Through an array of supportive and therapeutic services, it is our hope that survivors and their families find healing and hope for the future.

Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc. (current website)

Worcester Youth’s clinical mental health program treats victims of crime including (but not limited to) domestic violence, childhood abuse, physical/sexual assault, stalking, and harassment. Treatment includes a comprehensive diagnostic interview, follow up therapy, and referrals to other services if needed.  Victims of crime are not charged for services.