We are dedicated and child-centered in everything we do.
Organized in 1991, The CARE Center is a nationally-accredited child advocacy center and the only child advocacy center in Oklahoma County. Child abuse is an epidemic: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before their 18th birthday. It is our daily mission to fight abuse and change the statistics.
Every child has a future, we educate. Every child has a voice, we listen.
To end child abuse in Oklahoma County
Once children and caregivers are referred to The CARE Center, hope and healing can begin. We serve as a convening organization for many agencies, including law enforcement, child protective services, assistant district attorneys, medical, counseling, and family advocacy. The forensic interview is the cornerstone of our work and plays a significant role in the investigation and management of child abuse cases.
Education is the key to ending child abuse. Through our two abuse prevention programs, we give adults and children the tools they need to identify, report, and prevent child abuse. Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect is our abuse education training for adults, highlighting the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for abuse. ROAR is our prevention program specifically for younger children, teaching body empowerment and safety in a fun way.