For those in Prince George’s County – some 1400 a year – who experience a crime or suffer trauma, CAFY functions as the “social services emergency room.” Its most important job is to minimize trauma and ensure that people have a voice. Staff help with answers to questions like “so what now?”, “so where do I go?”, and “so when will I feel safe?” Therapists address mental health concerns, advocates help secure safe shelter, food, and clothing, and attorneys offer pro-bono legal services – all helping to answer "so what?/where?/when?" questions and ensure that victims become survivors. Services are offered in English and Spanish and are available 24/7 via the CAFY Helpline. For anyone who experiences a crime in the county, CAFY is there to help, providing necessary wraparound services on the journey toward healing and justice.

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Budget (FY2022)

  • $3 million or higher
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