The C.A.R.E. Center - Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center, Inc.
1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City OK 73117
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
The CARE Center
Mission Statement
Every child has a voice; we listen.
 
The CARE Center helps children who have experienced abused find their voice and start to heal. Most importantly, children come first. Our services provide opportunities for children to overcome their experiences and aid in the investigation and prosecution of their abuse offender.
 
Contact Information
Contact Name Kristin Van Nort
Contact email kristin@carecenter-okc.org
Address 1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone (405) 236-2100
Fax 405-236-4046
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.carecenter-okc.org/donate
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/care/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Please mail a check, money order or cashier's check to:
The CARE Center
1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK  73117
 
In-Kind Donations: Call 405-236-2100 
 
Volunteer and other giving opportunities:  Call 405-236-2100 
 
For a tour of the Center or to discuss ways you can get involved, send an email to the CEO at stacy@carecenter-okc.org
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,056,334.55
Projected Expenses $1,960,846.96
History and Background
Year Founded 1991
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration June 2017
Statements
Mission
Every child has a voice; we listen.
 
The CARE Center helps children who have experienced abused find their voice and start to heal. Most importantly, children come first. Our services provide opportunities for children to overcome their experiences and aid in the investigation and prosecution of their abuse offender.
 
Background

The CARE Center began in 1991 as a project between the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Mental Health Association in Oklahoma County. A task force was assembled in the spring of 1991 to visit a Dallas, Texas Child Advocacy Center. The private and public sectors of Oklahoma County came together in an unprecedented approach to ensure this model was made available for abused children in our community.

The CARE Center’s multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement, forensic interviewers, child and family advocates, child welfare workers, mental health professionals, medical personnel, and assistant district attorneys comprise the team of professionals entrusted with the task of interviewing the child victim of abuse. The CARE Center provides a supportive atmosphere for children involved in an investigation of possible physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, witness to violent crime, drug endangerment or other crimes.  Each year approximately 2,000 cases of abuse are confirmed in Oklahoma County.  

At The CARE Center, children are interviewed forensically and referred to mental health professionals and other services including court school.  Away from institutional settings such as law enforcement agencies, social services and prosecutors' offices, The CARE Center's environment and unique approach minimizes anxiety and fear in child-victims by prioritizing their needs. The CARE Center allows law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, mental health and medical professionals to come together in a collaborative effort, as a multi-disciplinary task force, focusing on the best interests and needs of the child. 

Currently, The CARE Center owns and operates out of five buildings, the main building houses the administrative staff, mental health professionals and child advocacy specialists, as well as the forensic interviewers; the second building is a handicap accessible facility with two additional forensic interviewing and staff rooms; a third building houses eleven (11) DHS personnel, the fourth building (Medical Annex) is used for medical examinations of the victims of child abuse and/or sexual abuse and interviews of possible perpetrators, and the fifth building houses members of the Oklahoma City Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit.

Impact
  • In 2016 The CARE Center served 982 child victims and assisted an additional 1,949 siblings, family members, and caregivers through our forensic interviews, medical exams, and family advocacy programs.
  • Each child victim was forensically interviewed, medically examined (if necessary) and received mental health counseling (if necessary).
  • All aspects of the Multi-Disciplinary Team response are provided to ensure child victims and families were given every assistance and help in their time of need.
  • All services are provided at no cost to the child or family.
  • In 2016, we served more than 6,000 adults and children through community outreach and abuse prevention education.
Child Abuse is prevalent and the caseload is increasing. The CARE Center continues to meet the current needs as it maintains its vision and prepares for future expansion to meet increasing needs.
Needs
$125,000 to provide forensic interviews for our children;
 
$60,000 to provide medical exams with proper equipment and supplies; 
 
$50,000 to provide on-site counselors at the CARE Center.  (This includes an LPC to be available for all victims);
 
$5,000 to provide “brave” packs (toy, journal, books, crayons, snacks) for each child serviced at The CARE Center.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
There is a noble intent at the heart of The CARE Center's mission:  Every child has the right to grow up in an environment free from abuse and harm.  Thanks to the vision of community leaders, The CARE Center provides a comfortable, private, and child-friendly setting for victims of child-abuse who have been denied that right.  Committed people, doing meaningful work, create the most important environment at a most pivotal time in the life of an abused child.  Working together, these professionals insure that every abused child seen at the Center is treated with compassion, respect, and love in a safe and secure haven that encourages their recovery.  That is what The CARE Center is all about:  The Children.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
The CARE Center primarily serves Oklahoma County.  Specific cases may be given to The CARE Center from surrounding counties and even statewide. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Victims' Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Family Services
Programs
Description
To forensically interview alleged child abuse victims or collateral witnesses for investigative purposes. Forensic Interviews are conducted in child friendly, age-appropriate settings with an emphasis on the child’s comfort, and obtaining accurate information. Forensic interviews are conducted in a manner that is legally sound, of a neutral, fact finding nature, and are coordinated to avoid duplicate interviewing.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
To protect the child whose physical, mental or emotional well-being is threatened by a family member or any other person. To provide services that will reduce or eliminate the abuse threat.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
To protect the child whose physical, mental or emotional well-being is threatened by a family member or any other person. To provide services that will reduce or eliminate the abuse threat.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Case tracking, monthly and annual reporting.
Description
To provide mental health therapy to child victims, siblings and families. The CARE Counseling Program is a secure and safe place to begin the healing process for families and children who have experienced abuse. The therapy takes place in a child-friendly environment created to help the child and family overcome the effects of abuse and trauma. The Counseling Program’s experienced staff includes counselors and therapists who are trained to work with children and families where trauma has occurred.
 
There are no out of pocket costs for CARE Counseling services. Costs are covered through the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Program, Medicaid or other sources of funding.
 
The CARE Counseling Program offers many services, including:
  • individual and group counseling for children and adults
  • play therapy
  • family therapy
  • personal safety group
  • psychiatric evaluation and consultation
  • prevention and education services
  • referral to home based and community services 
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
To provide immediate mental health recovery and crisis intervention services for child abuse victims, siblings and families.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
To provide long term mental health recovery for child abuse victims, siblings and families.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Case tracking and monthly/ annual reporting.
Description
To medically examine victims of child physical or sexual abuse. When necessary, medical exams are performed by medical personnel with special training in child abuse exams at The CARE Center Medical Annex facility or at Children’s Hospital. Children are examined in a special exam room designed to continue the feeling of safety and support that children experience at The CARE Center.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Specialized medical evaluations are available and accessible to all CARE Center clients regardless of ability to pay.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Medical evaluations are provided by health care providers with pediatric experience and child abuse expertise. Specialized medical evaluations for the child-client are routinely made available on-site or through linkage agreements with other appropriate agencies or providers.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Case tracking, monthly and annual reporting.
Description
The Advocate serves the non-offending caregiver or guardian.  Their role is to support the caregiver so they can be better equipped to support the needs of the child.  The Advocate is closely aligned with the multidisciplinary investigative team and helps to guide the caregiver through the forensic interview process.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Crisis intervention and ongoing support services are routinely made available for children and their non-offending family members on-site and through linkage agreements with other appropriate agencies or providers.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Education regarding the dynamics of abuse, the MDT response, treatment, and access to services is routinely available for children and their non-offending family members. Information regarding the rights of a crime victim is routinely available to children and their non-offending family members and is consistent with legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Case tracking, monthly and annual reporting
Description

· ROAR Abuse Prevention Program. ROAR is a simple and free child abuse prevention program with a two-part curriculum: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training for adults and ROAR Kids.

o Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse is for parents, teachers, professionals, and volunteers who work directly with children. The training provides participants with the tools to recognize the symptoms and long-term effects of child abuse, plus how to respond to suspected abuse in a way that’s safe for the child and the person reporting. The training is interactive and includes Q&A time with our experienced presenters.

o ROAR Kids is The CARE Center’s prevention program for children. We often teach our children about fire safety, bullying and dealing with strangers, but not how to stay safe from abuse. ROAR Kids is specific to children ages 4-8 and is taught in a classroom or small group setting. Through the lesson, children learn the Rules of ROARing in an interactive and fun way. The primary principles that children learn are:

Remember, privates are private

Okay to say no

Always talk about secrets

Raise your voice and tell someone.

Take home materials about the lesion informs parents or caregivers and helps them continue the Rules of ROARing conversation at home.

Strategy
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
During the current economic times, it is always a challenge to raise money to meet the needs of day-to-day operations and pursue growth and expansion.  The number of children served by The CARE Center continues to increase annually, however, the staff and funding has not.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Stacy McNeiland
Start Date Aug 2013
Email stacy@carecenter-okc.org
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ashleigh GibsonDirector of Case Management
Traci SchwartzDirector of Operations
Kristin Van NortDirector of External Affairs
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 12
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 56
Staff Retention Rate 75
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 13
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 6
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2011
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Oklahoma City Police Department - Chief William Citty
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
Department of Human Services
Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office - District Attorney David Prater
Department of Pediatrics, OU Health Sciences Center
The Children's Hospital, OU Medical Center
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Cheriff John Whetsel
Harrah Police Department - Chief Gary Morgan
Police Dept. of City of Nichols Hills, Chief Richard Mask
HCA Health Services of Oklahoma, Inc., d/b/a OU Medical Center, CEO Charles L. Spicer
Police Department of City of Choctaw, Chief Conny Clay
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Chancellor Loutitia D. Eason
NorthCare, Director of Clinical Programs, Sarah Rahhal
Police Department of City of Bethany, Chief Phil Cole
Police Department of City of Arcadia, Chief Gerald McCauley
Police Department of City of Del City, Chief James (Phil) Taylor
Police Department of City of Edmond. Chief Bob A. Ricks
Police Department of City of Nicoma Park, Lt. Eric Crews
Police Department of City of Midwest City, Chief Brandon Clabes
Police Department of The Village, Chief Paul Kinman
Police Department of City of Warr Acres, Chief Roger L. Patty
Police Department of City of Edmond
 
 
 
 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Children's Alliance - Full Member1998
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2012
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
ONE Award FinalistThe Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Ms. Teresa Williams
Company Affiliation INTEGRIS Health, Inc.
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Email tawilliams59@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 13, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Derek Briggs Quail Creek BankVoting
Mrs. Gina Buendia Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Allyson Carson Leadership OklahomaVoting
Mr. Aaron Curry Catalyst Financial GroupVoting
Ms. Susan Dameron Oklahoma Bar AssociationVoting
Ms. Meline Epley Elite HR Business Solutions, LLCVoting
Ms. Julia Jernigan Oklahoma Behavioral Health AssociationVoting
Ms. Karen Kreger Accounting ConsultantVoting
Mr. Jason Liles Bank of OklahomaVoting
Mr. Andy Means Digital Land ConsutlantsVoting
Mrs. Jonice Meziere Chesapeake EnergyVoting
Mrs. Chantal Morris Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Becky Roten Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Scott Stemmons NutanixVoting
Ms. Teresa Williams Integris HealthVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 10
Not specified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Executive
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Marketing
Administration
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
William Citty City of Oklahoma City
Calvin Kelley State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services
David Prater Oklahoma County District Attorney
Sarah Rahhal NorthCare
Terrence Stull OU Health Sciences Center
John Whetsel Oklahoma County Sheriff
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,056,335
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,960,847
Financial Documents
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$174,610$134,779$287,967
Government Contributions$694,831$626,137$638,074
Federal$168,839$90,856$86,175
State$525,992$535,281$551,899
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,430$4,323$4,310
Unrealized Gain/Loss($476)$2,631$1,413
Membership Dues------
Special Events$86,192$66,287($67,182)
Revenue In-Kind$32,058$60,864--
Other($1,989)$1,632($21,154)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$797,234$681,495$784,792
Administration Expense$78,747$104,184$83,708
Fundraising Expense$85,841$56,760$11,454
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.060.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%81%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%7%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,211,103$1,214,459$1,162,828
Current Assets$450,074$389,685$356,420
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$19,978$51,168$53,751
Total Net Assets$1,191,125$1,163,291$1,109,077
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities22.537.626.63
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - State $525,992Govt - State $535,281Govt - State $551,899
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $174,610Foundations & Corporations $134,779Foundations & Corporations $287,967
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fed $168,839Govt - Fed $90,856Govt - Fed $86,175
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Note:  FY2015 & FY2013 had a loss of disposal of fixed assets of $8,241 and $21,325, respectfully.  It is listed in the "Other Income."
 
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Address 1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Primary Phone 405 236-2100
Give with Credit Card http://www.carecenter-okc.org/donate
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/care/
CEO/Executive Director Stacy McNeiland
Board Chair Ms. Teresa Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation INTEGRIS Health, Inc.