“Children are by nature, are vulnerable and need our love and protection. When a child is abused or neglected, it is incumbent upon us as responsible adults to bring care and healing to them as soon as possible.” – The mission of the Warren-Washington C.A.R.E. Center
The Warren-Washington Child Advocacy, Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) Center is a non-profit Child Advocacy Center. Our goal is to reduce the amount of trauma a child victim may endure by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations.
The purpose of this Child Advocacy Center is to provide a comforting atmosphere where a child victim of abuse can be forensically interviewed in a manner that promotes complete disclosures and has a greater chance at helping the child recover.
The CARE Center was established in 2003 through collaboration between the Warren and Washington County District Attorney’s Offices. Since its inception the CARE Center has served over 5,000 children in Warren and Washington County. The Center is made up of a strong multidisciplinary team from both Warren and Washington counties.
The CARE Center serves all children under age eighteen and their non-offending caregivers. It is designed as a warm, inviting building for children and their families. The site is non-threatening and offers entertainment and refreshments for families while waiting to be interviewed or receive other needed services. The atmosphere of the Center helps children feel comfortable and safe thus reducing trauma and anxiety.