This year, Leadership Oakland’s 31st Cornerstone class built a brand new healing room for children to enjoy toys, games and a comfortable, safe space before treatment. They also provided treatment tools for children that CARE House therapists’ find work best for individual children.
The class, sponsors and donors helped support the Nurturing Parent Program in which CARE House educates parents on how to support their child and keep them safe when their loved child has experienced trauma.
The class selected CARE House of Oakland County because they understood the impact that CARE House has in the community.
Did you know?
- 1 out of every 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18
- 264,000 children in Oakland County; 26,400 are likely victims of sexual abuse
- 15,169 investigations of suspected child abuse occurred in Oakland County in 2018
- In 2019 CARE House provided 793 forensic interviews, which is the only organization that conducts these interviews outside of police stations, hospitals, or medical clinics
About CARE House of Oakland County
CARE House of Oakland County is a children’s advocacy center, providing first rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency based in Pontiac, Michigan, serving the residents of Oakland County Michigan. Founded in 1977 as the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County, we currently offer an array of programs focused on the identification and treatment of child abuse victims, and on child abuse prevention.