For those visiting our web-site in order to make a donation
in memory of Jeannette Cantwell Chandler,
please click the "Fundraising" button in the upper right-hand corner,
and follow the instructions on the page.
We are grateful to you for visiting our web-site, and for your generosity in remembering Jeannie.
Welcome to the
Southern Maryland Center
for Family Advocacy
The Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy (SMCFA) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency whose function is to provide advocacy, legal assistance and information/referral to victims of domestic violence in the Southern Maryland region. The Center's administrative offices are located in Hollywood in St. Mary's County, Maryland. The Center has three full-time Advocacy/Legal offices throughout Southern Maryland in order to provide easy access to individuals seeking help: these offices are located in the District Court buildings in Leonardtown (St. Mary's County), La Plata (Charles County) and Prince Frederick (Calvert County). Administrative and Courthouse office hours are shown below. There is no charge for the Center's advocacy and legal services.