40 years of helping children.
40 years of helping children.

Every adult has the ability to protect children and prevent them from becoming victims of sexual abuse. Darkness to Light has created this five step guide to show you the little things that reduce the risk that 1 of 10 children faces.

If you’d like to learn even more about what you can do to protect children, visit our website and sign up for a training seminar.

 

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we’re doing our part to share the Prevention message throughout Oakland County. Here’s a calendar of events for CAP Month activities at CARE House:

  • Monday, April 9 – Free Resilience film screening – There will be a screening of the new film, Resilience, taking place at Oakland Schools on the evening of Monday, April 9 from 6-8pm. Resilience delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.

As part of CARE House’s celebration of 40 years of services, we’d like to share 40 easy ways for you to get involved and help child victims of abuse in Oakland County. Click here to see all the posts in the series!

33./34. Fund an Early Head Start play group/Fund a Parent Café – Our Early Head Start program largely consists of home visitations for low-income families with infants and toddlers, but each month we hold play groups to develop socialization skills in the young ones.

25. Set up a Caring 4 Kids training – Caring 4 Kids is a free training seminar designed to teach the layperson the facts of child abuse and neglect; how often it occurs, what the consequences are, how to recognize the signs, and how to report suspicions. To schedule a training session, (or a more in-depth 3 hour Stewards of Children session), visit the Prevention section of our website.

26. Give proceeds from a Casual Day office program to CARE House – An easy way to give back is to create a Casual Day program.

17. Volunteer at our Holiday Party – Every December, we throw a Holiday Party for our clients with lots of food, games, activities and presents. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to us if you or a group you’re involved in would like to help!

18. Help with a 3rd Party Fundraising event – Do you work for an organization looking to give back to the community? Consider setting up a 3rd Party event to benefit the children and families of CARE House! Get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’re interested.

As part of CARE House’s celebration of 40 years of services, we’d like to share 40 easy ways for you to get involved and help child victims of abuse in Oakland County. Click here to see all the posts in the series!

9. Start a diaper drive for CARE House – Diapers are expensive, and for low-income families with infants and toddlers, the cost can represent a substantial financial burden. By donating diapers for our Early Head Start families, you can help relieve a significant amount of stress for parents in our community, and ensure that their children stay clean and healthy.

As part of CARE House’s celebration of 40 years of services, we’d like to share 40 easy ways for you to get involved and help child victims of abuse in Oakland County. We hope that you feel inspired to join us in our mission to keep children safe!

  1. Attend a tour – Our monthly Seeds of Hope tours are the best way to learn about the variety of programs we offer, and to see firsthand exactly how our forensic interviewing program works.

Earlier this week, I posted this article to our Facebook page. It’s by Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to file a police complaint against Larry Nassar in the summer of 2016. Since then, over 150 young women have come forward to report sexual assault by his hands.

In many ways, these past several weeks have felt like a tipping point for our society where victims can feel free to disclose their abuse, but this really isn’t the case.

In our last post of 2017, we focused on our Holiday Giving program, which provides gifts for CARE House families in need.

The individuals and organizations who donate those gifts aren’t able to contact their selected families, but the families can (and do!) send thank you notes to express their gratitude.

They serve as a visual reminder of how much your donations can do for these families.

To learn how you can help the families and children who benefit from CARE House’s services, visit our website.

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