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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

Carol Furlong receives "Child Forensic Interview" certification

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:01

Class Picture April 2013 FI TrainingThe entire CARE House team would like to congratulate CARE House Executive Director, Carol Furlong who successfully completed the National Children’s Advocacy course receiving certification in “child forensic interviewing”! Carol is pictured here with child care professionals from around the globe who completed the training. Great job, Carol!! :)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:01

A GREAT CARE House volunteer opportunity!

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 05 April 2013 13:52

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Be a vital part of our Family Support Group program! Schedule a date to prepare and serve dinner to our wonderful families and support group facilitators. Please contact Tami Dowd, Director of Volunteers at 248-332-7173 to learn more.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 13:52

Interview with OU WBB Head Coach Beckie Francis

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:30

Please follow the link to an interview with Oakland University WBB Head Coach Beckie Francis.  Beckie talks about winning the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award for her efforts to raise awareness for child sexual abuse victims.

 Thank you, Beckie for speaking out! You are an inspiration to the entire community!!!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:30

CARE House Workers Strive to end Child Abuse

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 15 March 2013 09:32

CARE House Workers Strive to end Child Abuse

By Jeanne Towar - Daily Tribune columnist

When she was just 16, Christina Gallardo knew she wanted to be a voice to stop violence, particularly against children. “It’s something we don’t talk about in our society, but one in six boys and one in four girls have been sexually abused before they turn 18,” Gallardo said. “I knew I had to do something about that.”

Follow the link to the full story. 


Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 09:32

Oakland Women's Coach Beckie Francis Iinspires Change

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Written by Shawn Ciavattone   
Friday, 01 March 2013 14:07

Over the last few months, Francis has evolved into a passionate, driven activist, using her position to raise awareness. She threw her support behind Erin's Law, bipartisan legislation that would allow schools to educate students about sexual abuse.


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Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 14:07

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