Family Support Group Volunteer

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CARE House of Oakland County

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Every Tuesday evening CARE House provides a venue and time for families whose lives have been effected by child abuse to come together and discuss issues and concerns they may be facing. Volunteers care for the children by playing games, helping with crafts or engaging in gym activities while the parents meet separately in one of our conference rooms Meals are provided to families, staff and volunteers from 5:30 - 6:00 prior to group. Family group volunteers are an essential part of the healing process for these families

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About CARE House of Oakland County

Location:

44765 woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI 48341, US

Mission Statement

CARE House of Oakland County is a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, reseach and treament, in collaboration with the community.

Description

CARE House, aka Child Abuse and Neglect Council, was established 30 years ago by a collation of communities groups, including the prosecutor, police agencies, the Junior League of Birmngham to develop program to abate the growing issues of child abuse amd neglect. About 15 years ago the agency became an "child advocacy" center, where children alleged victimes of sexual or severe physical abuse or sexual assault are interviewed by a forensic interviewer while police, prosecutor, and protective services observe. The multi-discipline approach reduces the traumatization of children who have experienced these events.

CARE House presents various educational programs to the community in an effort to educate the community on its responsibility to protect children. Recently the agency added Stewards of Children program to its educational aspect.

Another program is our participation in the Healthy Start collaborative to provide support for new mothers for up to five years. We also hold parent education classes using the Nuuring Parent model.

In additional we are an affiliated program with National CASA to provide court advocacy for children under jurisdiction of the 6th Circuit Court Family Division for negelct and abuse .

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

44765 Woodward AvenuePontiac, MI 48341

(42.6174,-83.27807)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three hours weekly on Tuesday evenings.
  • A passion for children and helping those in need.

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