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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

  • Two (2) sets of children's tables and chairs (e.g. http://bit.ly/2lY4njD)
  • One (1) toy organizer (e.g. http://bit.ly/2kpdCt2)
  • 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!  

 

 

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CARE House is where mission is transformed into action.

Action to make children safer and families stronger, which makes our communities safer and stronger. We all benefit from the work of CARE House. Child abuse affects not only the child victims and their families, it affects us all.

 Ways to Give:

 

Click the DONATE button and you can make a contribution using PayPal or a Credit Card or call 248.332.7173.

Thank you. 

 

 

 

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program: 

 

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

 

Among the volunteer opportunities at CARE House:

CARE House Ambassador Program: Help lead and deliver child abuse prevention education trainings in the community. Currently at capacity.

CASA [Janice Morganroth CASA Program]We train this volunteer to serve as a special advocate for an abused or neglected child. After completing training, the 6th Judicial Circuit Family Division appoints them to children in foster care, where they serve as their consistent supportive adult figure. For more information on CASA, click here.

Child AssistThis volunteer provides comfort to children who come to CARE House for an interview concerning allegations of sexual or physical abuse.

Family Support GroupCARE House therapists offer a weekly [Tuesday evenings] support group to many of the children who have been interviewed and disclosed their abuse.  Volunteers can participate in activities with children or help to facilitate the parent group. 

Family Support ChefsYour group or organization can volunteer to prepare a nutritious meal for the children and families of the Family Support Night [Tuesday evenings].  Scheduling frequency is flexible. 

Front Desk GreeterA volunteer that is the welcoming presence for children and families as they come to CARE House.  They also assist with special projects at the front desk.

Medical AssistantA health care trained volunteer who cares for the child and assists the physician during a medical evaluation when a child visits our medical clinic.

Nurturing Oakland Parents - This is a weekly Thursday evening program for parents/guardians and children ages 5-11.Volunteers assist the program's facilitator by supervising these children and completing planned activities with them. There are also Parenting Facilitator (planning and facilitating the parent's group), Infant/Toddler Room (overseeing a room for children to young to participate in the program, helping remove a barrier for childcare), and Family Meal volunteer positions available. For more information on Nurturing Oakland Parents, click here.

Resource Parent Curriculum - Volunteers are needed for an 8 week program on Wednesday evenings to assist with the children in attendance, engaging in play based activities for a variety of ages. 

Development / Special EventsVolunteers are needed to assist in preparing invitations, information packets, or other mailers and to participate in the events with activities, such as helping with registration or setting up for the event.

 

To become a CARE House volunteer, contact:

Robin Krohn, Volunteer Coordinator

248.332.7173 ext. 311    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CARE House Volunteer Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your donations directly support children and families healing from the trauma of child abuse.

$100 covers one abuse prevention training session.

$250 covers one Early Head Start home visit.

$500 covers one month of therapy for a child victim of abuse

$1,000 covers the cost of two forensic interviews.

$5,000 covers a full year of Early Head Start home visits for one family.


 

Online Donation

 

Use this form to make an online donation. If this is for something specific, please note that in the comment box.

Donor information

Onetime Donation Form

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 For those who prefer to make an in-kind contribution, visit our Amazon Page, or view our current Wish List.

Click here to visit our Charity Navigator profile.

Click here to visit our Guidestar profile.

Your contribution makes the mission possible!

 

 

 

Below are resources for learning more about child abuse and neglect and how you can help prevent it.

 

Guides and Brochures

Click here to download It Shouldn't Hurt to be Child, a guide to protect children from sexual abuse.

Click here to download the Reporting Child Abuse guide.

 

Web Resources

The internet has many resources offering advice and information. The following is a list of some of the organizations which work on issues of child abuse and neglect.

www.aardvarc.org
An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection

www.casaforchildren.org
National CASA Association

www.childhelpinfocenter.org
Child abuse information center for families and professionals

www.childtraumaacademy.org
Mission: To improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children

www.childtrendsdatabank.org
Latest trends and research on key indicators of child and youth well-being

www.ctfalliance.org
National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds

www.darkness2light.org
Mission: To empower people to prevent child sexual abuse

www.nationalcac.org
National Child Advocacy Center

www.nca-online.org
National Children’s Alliance

www.ncsby.org
National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth

www.nctsn.org
National Child Traumatic Stress Network

www.preventchildabuse.org
Prevent Child Abuse America

 

Child Safety Articles

8 Ways to Keep Children Safe When They Are Alone

REPORT CHILD ABUSE: 855-444-3911

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Help a Child – Report Child Abuse!

If you suspect a child has been abused;  Immediately contact Children's Protective Services at 855.444.3911.

About Child Abuse:

7 Steps to Protecting Our Children:

Step 1: Learn the facts and understand the risks.
Step 2: Minimize the opportunity.
Step 3: Talk about it.
Step 4: Stay alert.
Step 5: Make a plan.
Step 6: Act on suspicions.
Step 7: Get involved.

Source: Darkness to Light
For more information, go to: www.darkness2light.org

Form 3200, Report of Actual or Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, is required to submit a written report.

Click  document here (34 KB) to download the form 3200.

Click pdf here (3.30 MB) to download It Shouldn't Hurt to be Child, a guide to protect children from sexual abuse.

Click pdf here (233 KB) to download the Reporting Child Abuse guide.

Child Abuse – It Doesn't Have to Happen.

BREAK THE CYCLE OF SILENCE.

Let the healing and the prevention begin today. 

 

 

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be abused before they reach the age of 18.

 

  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.

 

  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children ages 17 and under.

 

  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.

 

The overwhelming majority of abused children know their abuser.

 

  • Another 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust.

 

  • Approximately 40% are abused by older or larger children whom they know.

 

Sexual abuse can occur at all ages, probably younger than you think.

 

  • The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old.

 

  • More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8.

  

Most abused children don't tell even when asked.

 

  • Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.

 

  • Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to ANYONE.

 

 

  • Victims of child sexual abuse report more substance abuse problems. 70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use.

  

Statistics courtesy of the Michigan Chapter of the

National Children’s Alliance and Darkness to Light.

 

 

Stewards of Children is a sexual 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.

 

To schedule a training for the Stewards of Children program;

Miriana Milo, MA Community Outreach Manager

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

After a child has made a disclosure of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse, the healing from the trauma of abuse begins. At CARE House, children can have ongoing individual therapy and participate in group therapy.

The children and their non-offending family members can also attend the weekly Family Support Group, where the family comes together to share a meal, often provided by volunteer groups, then meets in several age-related smaller groups – parents, young children, adolescents - to focus on related curriculum topics.

  • Individual Therapy – trauma-focused therapy for child victims of abuse.
  • Treatment Groups – weekly group therapy for teen girls. The expanded space in the new CARE House will allow for other groups.
  • Family Support Group – weekly support group for children and non-offending family members.
  • Adult Survivor Group

For more information about the CARE House Treatment Program call 248.332.7173.