The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, Maryland ( provides an array of free services to child and adolescent victims of abuse and neglect and their nonoffending family members. Services include mental health therapy, medical evaluations, forensic interviews and victim advocacy, all provided in a safe, child-focused, central location.

Headquartered: Derwood

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides five hours of trauma therapy for a child.
  • $1,000 provides a full medical exam and psychological evaluation for a child.
  • $5,000 provides one family with a full course of medical, therapeutic and victim assistance services.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing: Help with the Tree House Tour de Cookie bike ride.
  • Ongoing: Organize snack or supply drives.
  • Internships