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

"Words are not enough to explain the good work that happens at CARE House. 

You have to see it with your own eyes. 

I’m so glad I did.”

  

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The Seeds of Hope tour is an informal way to learn more about the CARE House mission.

Please attend and bring a friend. There is no charge.

Follow the links below to save your spot - or, contact Chad Ozias for a reservation, or for any additional questions you may have.

248.332.7173 ext.206    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

UPCOMING SEEDS OF HOPE TOUR DATES & TIMES:

Tuesday, May 14th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 11th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 26th, from 6:00 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, July 9th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 13th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 10th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 8th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 12th, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 3rd, from 12:00 - 1:00pm

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Additional times and dates for tours can be arranged for groups or organizations seeking to learn more about the mission.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the CARE House, call 248.332.7173.

 

Contact: CARE House of Oakland County 44765 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, Michigan 48341-5021

Telephone: 248.332.7173 Fax: 248:333.1539 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blythe Spitsbergen, Executive Director - 248-332-7173 ext. 401 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 2 PM

Evening Hours:

Location:
44765 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48341

 

Map/directions:

 

 

 

CARE House is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders:

 

2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Marla Feldman - Chair
S. Eliot Weiner - Vice Chair
Donald R. Kegley, Jr - Treasurer
Murry Pierce - Secretary

Denise Abrash
Kathy Abrash
Jeana Asmaro
Diane K. Bert, PhD
Nikki Braddock
Melody Bryant
David Charlip
Christopher Corden
Kevin Cronin
Vincent Giovanni
Elise Guidos
Susan Ivanovic, MD
Capt. Michael Johnson
Lisa MacDonald
Renee McLeod
Frederick Morsches
Lisa A. Payne
Maryclare Pulte
Hon. Henry Saad
Gabrielle L. Sims
Amber Stack
Shannon Striebich
Stacy Sturgill
Kathleen Trott
Cathy Weissenborn
Barbara Whittaker

 

CARE House's Administrative and Program Directors

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CARE House provides programs and services for children and families which span a continuum of care. All programs and services are provided at no cost to the children and families served.

Advocacy – The CASA [Court-Appointed Special Advocates] Program provides volunteer advocates for children who have been removed from their homes and are wards of the court due to abuse and neglect. To learn more about the CASA program, click here.

Community Outreach – The Stewards of Children child abuse prevention education teaches adults how to take responsibility for stopping child sexual abuse. To learn more about Stewards of Children, click here.

Intervention – When abuse is suspected, CARE House provides a safe place where a child's voice can be heard. It coordinates a multi-disciplinary team [MDT] to observe a forensic interview of the child victim. To learn more about Intervention services, click here.

Prevention- Early Head Start provides in-home Family Specialists for vulnerable families, from pre-natal support until the child reaches age of three. To learn more about Prevention services, click here.

Treatment – Individual therapy, a therapy group for teen girls, and weekly Family Support Group, all help guide child victims and their non-offending family members on the path to healing. To learn more about Therapeutic services, click here.

For more information about the CARE House, call 248.332.7173.

 

CARE House is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of community leaders:

2016-2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

  • Amber Stack, President
  • Carol Curtis, Vice President
  • Lisa A. Payne, Treasurer
  • Brier Neel, Secretary
  • Denise Abrash
  • Diane K. Bert, PhD
  • Alicia Boler-Davis
  • Nikki Braddock
  • David Charlip
  • Kevin Cronin
  • Marla Feldman
  • Vincent Giovanni
  • Elise Guidos
  • Susan Ivanovic, MD
  • Capt. Michael Johnson
  • Donald R. Kegley, Jr.
  • Lisa MacDonald
  • Tracy Muscat
  • Murry Pierce
  • Maryclare Pulte
  • Tamara Rambus
  • Gabrielle Sims
  • Shannon Striebich
  • Stacy Sturgill
  • Kathleen Trott
  • Cathy Weissenborn
  • Brian Wolfe
  • Scott Wolffis

 

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, training and treatment, in collaboration with the community.

The CARE House Vision:

CARE House will impact the safety of every child in Oakland County through prevention, intervention and treatment.

Our Core Belief:

It shouldn't hurt to be a child!

 

All CARE House programs and services are provided at no cost to the thousands of children and families served each year.

We invite you to visit CARE House to learn more about our mission.

Click here for our upcoming Seeds of Hope Tour dates.

For more information about the CARE House, call 248.332.7173.

 

 

A summary of 2014:

 

0 The cost of services to the children and families CARE House serves.
4 Masters of Social Work Interns were placed at CARE House and helped build its capacity to serve.
37 2014 marked the 37th year of service to Oakland County communities by CARE House.
89 Cents of every dollar raised by CARE House went to direct services for children and families.
688 Total attendance at the weekly Family Support Group.
807 Children were interviewed about their abuse at CARE House using a multi-disciplinary approach to minimize the trauma to the victim.
1,819 Individuals attended Stewards of Children child abuse prevention workshops and learned how to recognize and react responsibly to help stop abuse.
1,836 Crisis counseling sessions were given to non-offending parents, because abuse affects not just the child, but the entire family.
2,341 Individual therapy sessions were provided for abused children.
2,592 Home visits were made by the Healthy Start/Early Head Start workers to their at-risk families.
3,429 Hours of service were provided by CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] on their assigned cases for children who are wards of the court due to abuse and neglect.
Limitless The future for thousands of abused children who have found hope and healing at CARE House.

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Our greatest need at CARE House is for financial contributions.

For those who prefer to make an in-kind contribution, here is our current Wish List:

 

General Donation Items

  • Gas gift cards - $5
  • Advil in packets (e.g.: http://amzn.to/2hwsvDX)
  • Laundry soap
  • Reams of bright colored copy paper

Early Head Start Donation Items

  • Diapers - sizes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Baby wipes
  • Books – parenting books and books for early readers (1-3 years old)
  • Baby bottles
  • Color Duct Tape (any color)

Therapy Donation Items

  • Small toys and trinkets (suited for males and females, children and teenagers – we could especially use things for teenagers!) – nail polish, jewelry, puzzles, games, Legos, small toys, etc.
  • Play-doh
  • Balloons
  • Paint (acrylic and kid friendly)
  • Child size smocks
  • Construction paper
  • Laminating pouches
  • Skinny washable markers
  • Stickers (a variety for different ages and for boys and girls)
  • Colored sand for sand art
  • Small and medium sized wooden boxes
  • Craft supplies
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue
  • Journals with locks
  • Large rolls of paper
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation CDs for Children
  • Sand tray figurines
  • Sand
  • Poster boards
  • Play swords and shields (Nerf)
  • Air dry clay
  • Gift cards for Michael’s or Joann’s Fabrics
  • Gift cards for the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson

Your contribution makes the mission possible!