Our mission Our mission is to be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research, training, and treatment, in collaboration with the community.
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Ways to help

Front Desk Greeter

Welcome children and families as they come to CARE House and assist with special projects at the front desk.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Events Volunteer

Assist in preparing invitations, information packets, or other mailers and to participate in the events with activities, such as helping with registration or setting up for the event.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need

Wish List Items needed

Our greatest need at CARE House is for financial contributions. For those who prefer to make an in-kind contribution, here is our current Wish List: General Donation Items
  • Gas gift cards - $5
  • Laundry soap
  • Reams of bright colored copy paper
Early Head Start Donation Items
  • Diapers - sizes  4, 5, and 6.
  • Baby wipes
  • Books – parenting books and books for early readers (1-3 years old)
Therapy Donation Items
  • Small toys and trinkets (suited for males and females, children and teenagers – we could especially use things for teenagers!) – nail polish, jewelry, puzzles, games, Legos, small toys, etc.
  • Play-doh
  • Paint (acrylic and kid-friendly)
  • Child size smocks
  • Construction paper
  • Skinny washable markers
  • Stickers (a variety for different ages and for boys and girls)
  • Colored sand for sand art
  • Small and medium-sized wooden boxes
  • Journals with locks
  • Large rolls of paper
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation CDs for Children
  • Sand tray figurines
  • Sand
  • Poster boards
  • Play swords and shields (Nerf)
  • Air-dry clay
  • Gift cards for Michael’s or Joann’s Fabrics
  • Gift cards for the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson
  • Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse
  • Celebrate Your Body
  • Your Body Belongs to You
  • My Body is Special and Private
  • In-Kind Donations
Wish List
About us CARE House of Oakland County is a children’s advocacy center, providing first-rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect. Founded in 1977 as the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County, we currently offer an array of programs focused on the identification and treatment of child abuse victims, and on child abuse prevention. We offer all of our programs at no cost to our clients.
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