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CARE House Volunteers are special people who give the precious gift of time to make a difference in the life of a child. Without the thousands of hours contributed each year by its volunteers, far fewer children and families would be served. There are many volunteer opportunities at CARE House of Oakland County.
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Every time the doors of CARE House open, a child’s future enters. You’re invited to visit CARE House to see first hand what happens after a child rings our doorbell and crosses our threshold. Free Seeds of Hope Tours are conducted every month to increase community awareness about child abuse. Please join us for a tour.
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There are countless stories of the children who have come to CARE House for hope and healing. These are stories of children who have found a safe place where their voices can be heard and believed. They are stories of courage overcoming fear, of pride overcoming shame. Each story is as unique as each child. Each journey has its own path.
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Special Thank You

CARE House would like to extend a very special thank you to the generosity of the following supporters:

  • Oakland University School of Medicine Pedatric Interest Group
  • The Roberts Restaurant Group
  • Trott Foundation
  • Robert Duffey Foundation
  • Thrifty Florist
  • Celani Family Vineyards
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Variety, The Children's Charity, Inc.
  • Kirk in the Hills
  • Women of Bloomfield
  • Junior League of Birmingham
  • Jack and Jill of America





Save the Date Care Night 2015 Web



October 3, 2015

The Townsend Hotel


Care House of Oakland County

If These Walls Could Talk…

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:06

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As we moved into the new CARE House building in January 2011, the children and adults who found hope and healing at the old building were asked to write and draw on its walls, to say their good-byes and share their feelings.


These are some of their touching messages:

"In so many ways you've saved my life. If it wasn't for CARE House, I wouldn't be here today. Thank you."

"What would the world be without dreamers? You make a difference."

"The world breaks us. Some are stronger at the broken places."

 "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."

 "This is the first room where I had my sessions – I'll miss it – Bye Bye."

"Although it may seem you walk a path of darkness alone, you don't. Someone is right there with you. Never give up hope."

 "I'll remember you always even though you're gone."

"I look around this room and see all of the lives you have affected. You are a gift."

"You won't hurt forever."

"Some things are meant to be broken so others can put them back together."

"Will I forget CARE House? Not in my lifetime!"

"Words cannot describe or express our gratitude and appreciation."

"Challenge = growth."

"Life is beautiful!"

 "I survived...you can too. You're not alone."

 "I love you, CARE House. You made me smile again."


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:09

Franklin's canine therapy brings joy to abused, neglected kids in Oakland County

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 20 June 2014 09:10



Carol and Franklinhttp://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140604/LIFESTYLE/306040035

Franklin's canine therapy brings joy to abused, neglected kids in Oakland County

The Detroit News.

Co-workers at Care House of Oakland County, a nonprofit serving abused and neglected children, describe the recent addition to the staff in glowing terms. “He is very intuitive.” He brings “joy wherever he goes.” He‘s “very trusting.”

Even Carol Furlong, executive director says: “It‘s like he has this sixth sense. He can sense when someone is having a bad day and he’ll want to connect. I swear I’ve never even heard him growl.”

Just when you want to say “I should hope not!,” you realize Furlong is talking about an 11-month-old Goldendoodle, that marvelous hybrid of a golden retriever and a poodle known for their intelligence, obedience and, most of all, their eagerness to please anyone and everyone.

Click the tab to read the full story. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:22

2014 CARE Night Charity Ball - Saturday, October 25th: SAVE THE DATE / Sponsorship Opportunities

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 06 June 2014 12:07




CARE Night Charity Ball

October 25, 2014

GM Heritage Center

Light up the night at this special event featuring unbelievable gourmet dining, fine wine, a festive martini bar and unforgettable entertainment.

Detroit Music Hall of Fame inductee Thornetta Davis showcases her dynamic vocal talent in a private concert performed by this true Detroit legend. 

Please contact Carol Furlong for Sponsorship Opportunities at 248.332.7173.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 12:07

L.K. Bennett / CARE House Fundraiser Extended for 2 Weeks

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Monday, 16 June 2014 11:17
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L.K. Bennett / CARE House Fundraiser Extended for 2 Weeks
(until June 26th)
2801 West Big Beaver Road,
Troy, MI 48084 ~ 248-602-3409
Until June 26th (when you mention CARE House) you can take advantage of the season's newest reductions plus an extra 10% discount while shopping for a cause!  
L.K. Bennett will donate 10% of the proceeds to CARE House ~ and a generous donor will match that!


Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 11:19

Easter baskets donated to the kids of CARE House by St. Daniel Catholic Community Parish of Clarkston, MI

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 11 April 2014 15:05

A very special CARE House "Thank You" for the Easter baskets donated to the kids by St. Daniel Catholic Community Parish of Clarkston, MI. 


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Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 15:16

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