Expansion

We’re expanding our campus to serve even more children

Looking to the future

We are the community resource and expert on child abuse, and we want to serve as the community partner that can better prevent and treat abuse in the Oklahoma City area. Expansion at The CARE Center will allow us to meet our growing needs as a child abuse organization and better prepare us for the future. The nearly 7,000 square feet facility will allow us to better accommodate multi-disciplinary, community, and prevention education trainings; collaborate in response to child abuse investigations; serve clients with improved spaces, especially play orientation, medical, and mental health; and enhance healing for our families.

$3 Million Goal 96%

Your support

Expansion at The CARE Center will benefit the community at large, and we are seeking support from stakeholders committed to our community, including private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Your investment in our expansion is an investment in our mission to help provide area children with hope and healing while fighting against the child abuse epidemic through prevention education. No matter the size, your gift makes a difference and creates a legacy for children and families for generations to come.

In addition to shaping the future for Oklahoma County children, donors who contribute $5,000 or more to the expansion may receive naming opportunities for select locations within the Center. Any donor at the Friend level or above will be recognized on a donor wall to be displayed in the entrance. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you further. Please contact Camden Means, Director of Development, camden@carecenter-okc.org or 405.236.2100 to learn more and/or schedule a meeting and tour.

The CARE Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and all contributions to the expansion project are completely tax-deductible. 

Thank you donors

Sarkeys Foundation
Mabee Foundation
David and Jean McLaughlin
Edmond North High School BALTO
Valir Health
Marla & Eric Joiner
Denise & Brian Cramer
Cole Stevens
Susan Wodnicki
Penny Macias
Shawn Skaggs
Gina & Joseph Buendia
Lezel & Richard Safi
Sarah Croasdale
Jeff Coppernoll
Adam Brooks & Sunny Cearley
Alexandra Glavas
Elaine Kling
Angie Faver
Sharon Stump
Scott Smalling
Dr. Wesley & Patsy Lucas
Larry Briggs 
Jonice & Brady Cline
The Huchton Family Foundation
Ann Larson
Mike & Kristen Murphy
Brandon Cox & Rachel Malakar
Cole Stevens
Aaron & Jolene Curry
Susan Damron & Tyler Kemp
Chris & DeNae Allen
Randy Corp
Maura Guten
Rachael & Keith Weber
Trey & Holly Wells
Kevin Lagge
Craig Knutson
Alice Marlette
Lezlie & David Hudiburg
Bruce & Clair Mclinn
Jeff Becker
Larry & Polly Nichols
Laura Gamble
Erica & Thomas Collins
Brett & Carol Fehrie
Matthew & Ashley Lazweski
Lauren Combs
Kerri Smith
Derek & Ashlea Briggs
Jeff Coppernoll
Lauren Cunningham
Connor & Baleigh Cain
Drake Gungoll Foundation
Lee Jeffries
Jennifer Harrison
Mark Towler
Heath Clinton
Ginger Decoteau
Manny & Anne Sanchez
Elizabeth Bard
Doug Turner
Riley Wallis
Janet Peery
PaseoPlus 10, LLC
Kathy Mitchell
Stacy McNeiland
Leslie McEntire
Jequeta Kemp
Tim Holliday

 

About The CARE Center

Organized in 1991, The CARE Center is Oklahoma County’s only child advocacy center. Child abuse is an epidemic—one in three girls and one in five boys will be abused before their 18th birthday in Oklahoma County. Children come first in everything we do, and we are committed to our wraparound victim services that provide children and families the support and resources they need to help tell their story and begin the healing process as well as our prevention education programs for adults and young children. The CARE Center’s evidence-based interventions adhere to the highest standards set forth by our accrediting body, The National Children’s Alliance.

The Child Advocacy Model

When a child is involved in an active abuse investigation, he or she is often referred to The CARE Center by law enforcement or DHS. In our safe, child-focused environment, the child tells his or her story once to a trained forensic interviewer. This interview reduces the need for repeated retelling of the child’s abuse disclosure. A team of professionals—including law enforcement, DHS, medical, mental health, legal, and family advocacy—work together on the case. This multidisciplinary team (MDT) effort is a hallmark of child advocacy centers and provides a coordinated, joint response with the child’s best interests in mind.

Questions? Contact Camden Means at camden@carecenter-okc.org or 405.236.2100

Prevention Education

While The CARE Center has focused on victim services since its inception, it wasn’t until a few years ago that we wanted to more meaningfully support our vision of ending child abuse in Oklahoma County. In 2017, we launched our prevention education programs including Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for adults and ROAR!, our body safety and empowerment curriculum for children ages 4-8.

News

CARE Center Receives $1 Million Gift for Expansion

Feb. 7, 2020, OKLAHOMA CITY — Sarkeys Foundation will provide $1 million in funding for The CARE Center’s planned expansion, the two organizations announced today.

“Child abuse is an epidemic,” said Kim Henry, Sarkeys Foundation Executive Director. “At Sarkeys, we are committed to collaborative partnerships that better the lives of our community’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens. The CARE Center’s work speaks to the heart of our mission, and we’re thrilled to help them serve even more kids.”

Media inquiries? Contact Emily Lang at lang@pricelang.com or 405.417.4036