To provide mental health services, developmental and enrichment programs for at-risk children, adults, and families. Our services are accessible and provided in a home-like environment by competent, compassionate, culturally diverse, and client-centered staff.
To be the best provider of mental health services in the areas of outpatient counseling and developmental and enrichment programs for children and families.
Barstow Acres Children’s Center was founded in Calvert County, MD in 2003 by Sonia Hinds. It is our aim to provide mental health services, developmental and enrichment programs for at-risk children, adults, and families.
First located on Armory Road, BACC moved to 590 Main Street in 2005 where it currently resides.
What We Do
Barstow Acres Children’s Center fills the gap in treatment for young children, starting at the age of three where child-centered play therapy is used as the primary modality. We offer individual, group, and family therapy. The other services provided are social skills groups for children with ADHD, anger issues, and autism spectrum disorders. Groups also include a self-esteem group for teens and a Therapeutic Summer Day Camp which has been in existence for the past ten years. We also provide parent training using Adlerian model.
Enrichment programs for the community include our Annual Parent Empowerment Conference which brings together parents and professionals to learn about current mental health issues.
Mental health professionals may also obtain continuing education units for licensure renewal.
Additionally, we provide internships to college graduates and high school students, as well as Master’s level psychology majors.
We are proud to showcase the accomplishments of both our corporate success and the success of exceptional individuals at Barstow Acres Children’s Center.
2018 – Visited by the First Lady of Maryland, Yumi Hogan
2018 – Became CARF Certified
2013 – 10 years of successful Therapeutic Summer Day Camp in Calvert County
2013 – First student volunteer received a Master’s Degree in psychology, school psychologist in St. Mary’s County
2009 – Recognized by the Concerned Black Women with the Myrtle M. Patten Health Award for our mental health services
2008 – Recognized by Children’s Crusade & Awarded given for mental health services in Calvert County
2008 – Grant recipient for building an expansion
2007 – Recognized and Honored by the American Psychiatric Foundation for cultural contributions to children and families in Calvert County
2014 – Community Service Award, Nov 22, 2014, Victoria Lodge No.71
Our Donors and Partners
- Bayside Toyota
- Tri-county Youth Services
- HELP Association
- Mt. Olive Church
- Nicole Antoine
- United Way of Calvert County
- Olive Sealey
- Calvert County Minority Business Alliance
- Lauretta Grier and Black Eye Susie Doll Collection
- Dawn Tucker
- Arts Council of Calvert County
- Paul and Kathryn Layer
- Michael Whelan
- Susy Whelan
- Krista Hart and Joseph Gleason
- June Nicholas
- Delta GEMS
- Office Depot
- St. Nicholas Lutheran Church
- Doran Family Foundation
- Jack and Jill of America Inc
- Charlie Appelstein, LLC
- Keossean Foundation
- Hogan-Rutherford Inaugural Committee
- Maryland Federation of Republican Women
- Rebecca Price
- And many more!
If you would like to learn more about our organization, contact us at 410-414-9901.