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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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The CARE House Mission


To be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through:

  • advocacy
  • education
  • intervention
  • research
  • treatment

in collaboration with the community.

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Care House of Oakland County

Thank you to the Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:10
A very special "Thank You" to the Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit for presented CARE House Executive Director, Carol Furlong with a 2013 Special Gift Grant to Programs Benefitting At-Risk Women and Children at the Annual O...pen Meeting of the Board of Trustees this morning! 
The Foundation grant will support the Stewards of Children Child Abuse Prevention Program!  Stewards of Children is our abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is designed for agencies and organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:10

CARE Night Charity Ball - Ticket Reservations

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Monday, 05 August 2013 11:45

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Don't miss this great event!  Seats are going fast!!

Call today for pre-sale ticket reservations!!

CARE Night Charity Ball - October 12, 2013

A dazzling evening of entertainment, fine dining and dancing.   Featuring Kara DioGuardi - who will perform her award-winning songs in a private concert for one unforgettable night.  The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI

Please call CARE House at 248-332-7173 for reservations

  • Friend Tickets: $250 per person
  • Patron Tickets: $500 per person
  • Benefactor Tickets: $1000 per person
Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 14:18

CARE House Community Outreach

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Monday, 08 July 2013 11:52

A BIG CARE House “Thank You” to the Counting Crows and Nicole Duritz, the Coordinator of their Community Outreach Project.  This amazing community outreach effort is quite simple:  The band (Counting Crows) invited CARE House as a community-based, non-profit, to distribute information at their concerts at the Meadow Brook Music Theater on Thursday, July 4th.  A truly amazing way to support on mission and talk first hand with thousands of people attending the concert!

This project was initiated in 1996 as an effort to recognize organizations working on behalf on their communities.  In 2008 the band expanded the efforts and launched the GreyBird Foundation.  The expansion will enable the Counting Crows to work with more bands, organizations and bring more attention to the amazing work of community-based organizations.

The CARE House Team included Executive Director, Carol Furlong, Mike Furlong and Shawn Ciavattone who distributed information about services and programs, educational information, materials on volunteer opportunities.  The concert provided a wonderful opportunity to talk to the community directly about the CARE Mission and the services we provide to the victim of child abuse and neglect.

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This project is now over fourteen years old and the Counting Crows have had many wonderful successes during the tour in 2013.  They provide CARE House a wonderful opportunity engage a large audience, and…we really enjoyed the music!

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 11:52

A Community Update on the Victims of Child Abuse Act

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 12 July 2013 06:11
On Wednesday, July 10th, the US House of Representative CJS Appropriation Subcommittee approved the FY 2014 budget and provided $19 million for the Victims of Child Abuse Act.  Restoring funding! 
Thank you for supporting the children who are victims of abuse and neglect in Oakland County, Michigan and across the United States. 


Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2013 10:11

Together we can make a difference: The Victims of Child Abuse Act

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 12:09

As one of our largest Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs), CARE House is part of a nation-wide movement of child-focused, facility-based programs with professionals from different disciplines working together to effectively investigate, prosecute, and treat child abuse. The movement began in 1985 and CAC’s now have more than 800 centers in the United States, serving more than 276,000 children in 2012.

Recognizing the value of these programs in preventing and intervening in child abuse, in 1990, The Victims of Child Abuse Act was authorized by Congress to provide funding for the development of these child abuse centers and the training of professionals specializing in the intervention and prevention of child abuse. Because of wide bipartisan support these critical supports for abused children have become a nationwide network of care.

CARE House has historically received a portion of it’s funding through the Victims of Child Abuse Act, for training, technical assistance and an accreditation.  All of the published research has demonstrated the positive outcomes for these programs and also cost-savings through the collaborative response to child abuse. Indicators are that this effort is paying-off; child abuse victims are stepping forward to seek treatment.  The need for these programs at CARE House has never been greater.

CARE House is also member of the National Children’s Alliance; a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.  You can learn more about the NCA and the Victims of Child Abuse Act at www.nationalchildrensalliance.org.

Please share this with the community; Children need the services provided by CARE House!   Thank you for your support!   

Carol Furlong, CARE House Executive Director. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:21

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