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The Warren-Washington Child Advocacy, Resource and Education (C.A.R.E.) Center is a non-profit Child Advocacy Center.


The Warren-Washington C.A.R.E. Center

Our Mission and History


“Children are by nature, 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.


Why are CACs important?


Our Story


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.

Our Lobby

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 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.


Our Board of Directors

The Warren-Washington C.A.R.E. Center is managed by a Board of Directors representing the interests of the citizens of Warren and Washington County. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, please contact us.

Elaine Hersey

Vice President
Bill Shea


Joan Grishkot

Jason Carusone
Tony Jordan
Julie Maynard
Peg Semanscin
Sue Klippel

Medical Consultant
Dr. Mary Nevins


Our Staff

Shy Watters

Executive Director


Shalini Maharaj

Outreach Coordinator







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Programs and Services

Our programming is geared toward the child abuse prevention.

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