“One in seven children are abused in our county. One in seven, it is a really high statistic and something that should really strike fear in our households because this is something that is preventable,” shares Stacy McNeiland, our CEO & Founder of ROAR.
The CARE Center is Oklahoma County’s child advocacy center committed to helping children find their voice and begin to heal after abuse.
When a child experiences abuse, law enforcement or DHS refers to The CARE Center for our victim services of forensic interviews, medical exams, family advocacy, and mental health services.
We work together with our multidisciplinary team of law enforcement investigators, child protective service workers, assistant district attorneys, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and family advocacy personnel on the investigation, treatment, and management of child abuse cases. We are here to ensure the best possible outcome for children, while creating a caring, supportive, and safe environment for the brave children we serve.
Child advocacy centers serve more than 370,000 children each year and Oklahoma child advocacy centers served more than 7,000 children in 2022.
To prevent child abuse and provide opportunities for healing and hope for children in Oklahoma County.
To end child abuse in Oklahoma County.
Types of Abuse
Investigators are now welcome to request a forensic interview online!
We Are the Child Abuse Experts
At The CARE Center, we believe every child has a voice, and we are here to listen. In an effort to support the healing process, we have created a calm, child-centered space, and in partnership with our multidisciplinary team, we offer holistic care for every child who visits The CARE Center.
Holistic care is provided at no cost to children and their families.
We Make an Impact
Throughout the years, we've helped thousands of children and families confront and overcome abuse and neglect.
2023 Victim Services impact
What an Appointment Looks Like:
Mental Health Services
One of the questions we are frequently asked is, “How can I get involved and support CARE?” Giving back to the community is one of the most important aspects of CARE’s mission
Our YP Board consists of young adult volunteers ages 23 – 40. Being a part of this group provides them with opportunities to grow their own personal network and encourages them to support CARE through fundraising and raising awareness for our mission to end child abuse.