The Warren-Washington Child Advocacy, Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) Center is a non-profit Child Advocacy Center located in Glens Falls, New York.
“The Mission of the Warren-Washington C.A.R.E. Center is to provide a safe and child friendly environment for children who are victims of sexual/and or physical abuse and their non-offending family members. The C.A.R.E. Center aims to provide the families with links to other providers who may aid the child victim and their non-offending family members during the process of a criminal or child protective investigation.”
The purpose of the C.A.R.E. 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 C.A.R.E. 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 various comforts for families while waiting to be interviewed or receive other needed services. The atmosphere of the Center helps children safe thus reducing trauma and anxiety that may be present during the investigation of child abuse.
The C.A.R.E. Center has been serving children and families impacted by child abuse since its inception in 1999. The C.A.R.E. Center was developed through the combined efforts of the then Warren and Washington County District Attorney’s offices. At the time, research found both counties would benefit from a collaborative effort to address the problem of child abuse in the community. The C.A.R.E. Center initially began as a Child Fatality Review Team but quickly broadened into a multidisciplinary team investigating and overseeing severe child abuse allegations in the bi-county area. The Center’s first office was located on Division St. in Glens Falls and then ultimately relocated in 2005 to our current location at 24 Dix Ave. in Glens Falls.