CARE House of Oakland County: It shouldn't hurt to be a child.
CARE House of Oakland County: It shouldn't hurt to be a child.

There are 1.24 million people living in Oakland County.

273,000 of them are children.

1 in 10 of those children will be sexually abused before they turn 18.

CARE House of Oakland County is a children’s advocacy center, providing first rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect. Our vision is to affect the safety of every child in Oakland County through intervention, treatment and prevention.

CARE House currently offers the following programs:

Intervention and Treatment: We provide forensic interviews for children who the police and Children’s Protective Services believe have been sexually abused. Police and CPS attend the interview at our child-focused facility, which is designed to avoid re-traumatizing the child. We also provide therapy for these children and their non-offending family members. For child abuse victims, our Intervention and Treatment program offers a critical first step on the road to healing and an opportunity for children to reclaim their lives.

In 2016, CARE House provided 852 forensic interviews and 2,841 individual therapy sessions for child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members.

Early Head Start: Our Family Educators make weekly home visits to our Early Head Start participants. This program is for low-income and at-risk families with infants and toddlers, and provides parents with the necessary tools and skills to raise happy, healthy kids. Children and parents benefit from our Early Head start home visits, play groups, and health screenings. This program is vital to breaking the cycle of abuse.

108 infants and toddlers are currently enrolled in CARE House’s Early Head Start program.

Community Outreach: Child abuse is so widespread, with 1 in 10 children being sexually abused before they turn 18, it’s likely someone you know will be affected by it. Our Prevention program aims to teach children and adults to recognize the signs of abuse and to take proper action. By educating our community, we gain the power to collectively stop abuse in its tracks.

In 2016, 3,784 adults and 52 children participated in prevention trainings. Click here for more information on our training offerings.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates [CASA]: Children in foster care undergo an incredible amount of stress and uncertainty in what should be a calm and stable time in their lives. Our Court Appointed Special Advocates program provides these children with much needed consistency, with volunteers providing guidance and support in and out of court proceedings, until the child leaves the system.

In 2016, 84 children in Oakland County foster care benefitted from CASA services. Click here for more information on how to become a CASA.

The Oakland County Bar Foundation Designates $8,000 Grant to CARE House of Oakland County

Funding to support CARE House’s CASA [Court-Appointed Special Advocates] program

CARE House of Oakland County Awarded $30,000 Grant from The Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan

Grant dollars to support CARE House's new "Put Your Mask On First" program

Thank you, generous CARE Night 2015 sponsors!

CARE House relies on the support of the community to continue to offer its vital services - you make a difference.

 

Spotlight Presenting Sponsor - General Motors

 

Luminary Presenting Sponsors - Taubman and Trott Foundation

 

Shining Star Platinum Sponsors - Suburban Collection and Conway MacKenzie

 

Torch Bearer Sponsors - Celani Charitable Foundation, Kojaian, Huntington Bank, Darakjian Jewelers

 

Speed of Light Sponsors - Bill and Peggy Matthews, The Stafford Family, Beaumont Health System, Cunningham-Limp, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Deloitte, Kelly Services, Art Van Furniture Company, Plante Moran

 

Magazine - Hour Detroit

Decor - Epiphany Glass

Design - McCann Detroit

Wine - Celani Family Vineyards

 

A special thank you to our CARE Night chairs - Susan Ivanovic, Lisa MacDonald, and Amber Stack. 

Your dedication is truly inspiring.

 

 

 

Check out the NEW CARE House Brochure in the Programs and Services section of the website! 

pdf Click here to download a CARE House brochure!  (3.62 MB)

 

CARE House Programs and Services

CARE House is a safe place where a child's voice is heard.  It's a place where the darkness of abuse is brought into the light, where children are guided along the path of healing.

Proceeds Help Fund Mission

Pontiac, Mich.– The auction of the first 2015 edition Chevrolet Corvette Stingray equipped with an 8-speed automatic, donated by General Motors, raised $400,000 to support CARE House of Oakland County's child abuse treatment and prevention programs.

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