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
Camden Means
CARE Center
Mission Statement Every child has a future, we educate. Every child has a voice, we listen.
Contact Information
Contact Name Camden Means
Contact email
Address 1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone (405) 236-2100
Fax 405-236-4046
County Oklahoma County
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The CARE Center
1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,728,199.00
Projected Expenses $1,810,783.00
History and Background
Supported Organization The CARE Center
Year Founded 1992
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration June 2020
Mission Every child has a future, we educate. Every child has a voice, we listen.
Organized in 1991, The CARE Center is a nationally-accredited child advocacy center and the only child advocacy center in Oklahoma County. Child abuse is an epidemic: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before their 18th birthday. It is our daily mission to fight abuse and change the statistics. Our two key programs are victim services and prevention education.
Once children and caregivers are referred to The CARE Center, hope and healing can begin. We serve as a convening organization for many agencies, including law enforcement, child protective services, assistant district attorneys, medical, counseling, and family advocacy. The forensic interview is the cornerstone of our work and plays a significant role in the investigation, treatment, and management of child abuse cases.
Further, we believe that education is the key to ending child abuse. Through our two abuse prevention programs, we give adults and children the tools they need to identify, report, and prevent child abuse. Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect is our abuse education training for adults, highlighting the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for abuse. ROAR is our prevention program specifically for younger children, teaching body empowerment and safety in a fun way.
Victim Services Impact - In 2018 The CARE Center served 1,986 children and 2,037 adults within victim services. Services include forensic interviews, medical exams, mental health services and counseling referrals, and family advocacy sessions. All services provided by The CARE Center are free of charge to families.
Prevention Education Impact - In 2018, 5,532 children received ROAR, our abuse prevention training for young children, and 1,804 adults received Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, our adult training on the signs, symptoms and long-term impacts of child abuse as well as how to report abuse and talk with children about abuse disclosures. All prevention education trainings are provided free of charge to the community.
Needs The CARE Center is supported by federal and state dollars as well as generous support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. General operating expenses are always needed for our six-building campus, and we currently have a few program staff without salaries and benefits covered by grants (education staff, mental health coordinator). We are also in the process of expanding our physical footprint and fundraising for a new facility ($2.5M budget).
CEO/Executive Director Statement We are facing an epidemic in our state: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before their 18th birthday. Our vision is to eradicate child abuse in Oklahoma County as we are deeply committed to the belief that every child has the right to grow up in an environment free from abuse and harm. Thanks to the vision of community leaders and a dedicated staff, The CARE Center provides a comfortable, private, and child-friendly setting for victims of child abuse who have been denied that right. We are child-focused in everything we do, and it is our goal to help children find courage, summon bravery, and tell their story. For those we don't serve as part of victim services, our prevention education programs are a powerful force in raising awareness and reducing abuse.
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 we sometimes see federal cases that span multiple states.
While The CARE Center primarily serves Oklahoma County through our forensic interview program, we serve the entire OKC Metro through our prevention education programs. Further, The CARE Center will share and facilitate our ROAR Child Abuse Prevention Education program throughout the state of Oklahoma and have started to license the program nationwide.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Victims' Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Family Services
Description The forensic interview is the cornerstone of our work at The CARE Center. An audio- and video-recorded forensic interview is conducted in a developmentally appropriate, non-leading or intrusive setting. Our forensic interviewers are highly trained to create a comfortable and conversational setting for each child while working to obtain accurate information to support the investigation process. We have one Spanish-speaking forensic interviewer on staff but can accommodate any language. We will also work with families to address any additional barriers or special needs.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
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.
  • Forensic interviews are used by the multi-disciplinary team during an active abuse investigation.
  • Forensic interviews reduce the re-telling of an abuse story to multiple agencies.
  • Forensic interviews protect the child whose physical, mental or emotional well-being is threatened by the abuser.
  • Forensic interviews often lead to additional services as a pathway to healing.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Every forensic interview is tracked through the lifetime of the case, including monthly case reviews with the multi-disciplinary team as well as annual reporting.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. All cases are tracked in compliance with our accrediting body, the National Children's Alliance.
Description Attention to mental health is the key to long-term healing and overcoming the trauma of abuse. Our full-time Mental Health Coordinator serves as a support for children who are anxious or need someone else to talk to or debrief their forensic interview with. She also works with caregivers to help increase the rate of counseling referrals to trauma-focused therapists in the community. In addition, she conducts observational assessments with children who have mental or emotional health needs to determine the best off-site counseling referral.
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.
  • Mental health services help aid in a successful visit to The CARE Center, especially for children who may be struggling with mental health or communication issues or having a difficult time with their interview.
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.
  • Counseling provides 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.
  • Our coordinator is working to increase counseling referrals, and we'll be able to provide additional mental health services to caregivers as well as staff at The CARE Center who often need opportunities to process and debrief their experiences to avoid the long-term effects of vicarious trauma.
Description Proper medical attention is vital to the child’s holistic healing, and even if the abuse is no longer physically present, we find that medical exams are an important part of the healing process - an opportunity for a child to hear, "your body is okay." Every disclosure of sexual abuse is met with a medical exam from a Pedatic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (P-SANE) to collect further evidence. Children suffering from medical neglect will also be offered a medical exam to meet their basic medical needs. More severe physical abuse cases will be seen by a physician at The Children's Hospital less than a mile from campus.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
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.
  • For sexual assault cases, the exam will collect any evidence for use in the investigation.
  • For many children, this may be their only well-child visit for the year.
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 as well as 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.
ROAR is The CARE Center’s prevention program for children, especially ages 4-8. We often teach our children about fire safety, bullying, and strangers, but what about staying safe from abuse? ROAR is a fun, interactive lesson that teaches body safety and empowerment through the Rules of ROARing:
Remember, privates are private
Okay to say no
Always talk about secrets
Raise your voice and tell someone.
ROAR materials include parent guides, teacher guides, and coloring sheets and stickers for kids. As a complement to ROAR, The CARE Center has also developed a book, "Rex Finds His Roar" that teaches the Rules or ROARing and can be purchased online as part of an ongoing conversation between caregiver and child.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults
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.
  • Raising awareness about child abuse and empowering children and adults to play a role in the reduced statistics of this epidemic.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
  • Both children and adult trainings include a pre- and post-test to measure impact.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
  • 2,491 trained adults in 2017.
  • 3,076 trained children in 2017.
  • 97% of adults trained had an increase in knowledge about child abuse, risk factors, how to report, and their willingness to talk with a child about abuse.
  • 100% of children had an increase in knowledge about body safety, empowerment, and the identification of a trusted adult.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments With the recent acquisition of property adjacent to our main building, The CARE Center campus now houses six buildings, two of which are dedicated to the DHS and OKCPD personnel who staff child abuse cases. As we continue to serve more children and expand our services to the community, our donors play a critical role in the advancement of The CARE Center.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Stacy McNeiland
Start Date Aug 2013
Senior Staff
Traci SchwartzDirector of Operations
Number of Full-time Staff 15
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Staff Retention Rate 72
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
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 15
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 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
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
National Children's Alliance - Full Member1998
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2012
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2017
ONE Award FinalistThe Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits2015
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Aaron Curry
Company Affiliation The Catalyst Group, Partner
Term Nov 2019 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Dec 02, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mr. Derek BriggsQuail Creek BankVoting
Mr. Adam BrooksCandor Community RelationsVoting
Mrs. Gina BuendiaCommunity VolunteerVoting
Ms. Denise Cramer
Mr. Aaron CurryCatalyst Financial GroupVoting
Ms. Susan DamronOklahoma Bar AssociationVoting
Ms. Heather GriswoldOklahoma State Department of EducationVoting
Ms. Julia JerniganOklahoma Behavioral Health AssociationVoting
Ms. Melissa MarshallMill CreekVoting
Mrs. Jonice MeziereChesapeake EnergyVoting
Mr. Tobey SimpsonFirst Liberty BankVoting
Mrs. Rachael WeberCarl E, Gungoll Exploration, LLCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Not specified 0
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
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Ryan BrownOU Children's Hospital
Chief Wade GourleyOklahoma City Police Department
Jerrell HoffmanOklahoma Department of Human Services
David PraterOklahoma County District Attorney
Sarah RahhalNorthCare
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,728,199
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,810,783
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,408,778$1,318,840$1,543,627
Total Expenses$1,427,386$1,440,288$1,159,560
Revenue Less Expenses($18,608)($121,448)$384,067
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$903,404$1,054,616$963,042
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,792$4,893$4,490
Unrealized Gain/Loss$707$1,545($1,443)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$265,117$112,811$85,575
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,216,372$1,240,988$981,563
Administration Expense$157,533$144,299$103,190
Fundraising Expense$53,481$55,001$74,807
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.921.33
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%22%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,867,248$1,508,085$1,675,751
Current Assets$308,270$463,862$459,608
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$432,112$54,341$100,559
Total Net Assets$1,435,136$1,453,744$1,575,192
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.718.544.57
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - State $503,414Gov't Federal $544,928Contributions $587,765
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fed $399,990Gov't State $509,688Govt - State $508,693
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $274,525Contributions $251,604Govt - Fed $454,349
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? Yes
Campaign Purpose The CARE Center plans to build new building to house expanded training facilities, upgraded child and family spaces, mental health counseling offices, and updated state of the art forensic interviewing rooms. 
Campaign Goal $2,500,000
Campaign Dates Sept 2017 to June 2021
Amount Raised To Date $1,476,000 as of Mar 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
Note: The negative "Other" revenue includes a loss on disposed assets for 2018, 2017, and 2016 in the amounts of ($81,238), ($122,020), and ($107,802), respectively.
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Address 1403 N. Ashton Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Primary Phone 405 236-2100
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CEO/Executive Director Stacy McNeiland
Board Chair Mr. Aaron Curry
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Catalyst Group, Partner