The children seen at CARES Northwest and at other child abuse intervention programs throughout the nation are some of our most vulnerable citizens. Often, the danger to our children does not lie outside the home but within it. These children need us to work together with the community to stop the cycle of abugroup of toddlers2se.

If you have immediate concerns about the possible abuse of a child, please call the child abuse hotline in your county (for Multnomah County, call 503-731-3100) or dial 911.

With all of the activities that children are involved in, it’s helpful to have tips and resources for keeping your children safe and informed:

Bullying Resources:

  • Geared more towards kids and teens.
  • National bullying prevention center.
  • Internet safety. Provides information about social media, how to speak with your children about Internet safety and ideas for developing rules and guidelines.
  • Internet safety. Provides interactive videos and quizzes to address all types of internet safety concerns.
  • Support for parents to provide them with the insights and skills they need to listen to and connect with their children.

For information about the problem of child abuse, and how to identify and prevent suspected abuse, please see the websites listed under Local and National Resources.

Local Resources

Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victims  IMG_1659

Provides assistance to victims of violent crime through crime victims’ compensation, grants and technical support in an impartial, consistent and compassionate manner.

Oregon Department of Human Services 

Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Children First for Oregon

A non-profit, non-partisan group that uses public education, research, and community capacity building initiatives to speak to the legislature, media and local communities on behalf of Oregon’s children and families.


The easiest way to connect with health and social services throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Whether you’re looking for basic family resources, housing options, energy assistance or child development, behavior, nutrition and health services, the nonprofit 211info can be accessed for free either by phone, text, email or online.

Looking for a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in or near your county? Please see below for a complete list of CACs throughout Oregon:

Child Advocacy CenterCounties Served
ABC House
1054 29Th Ave
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541-926-2203
Linn & Benton Counties
Amani Center
1621 Columbia Blvd
St Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503-366-4005
Columbia County
CARES Northwest
2800 N Vancouver Ave, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: 503-276-9000
Multnomah & Washington Counties
Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County
816 W. 10th St.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-734-KIDS (5437)
Jackson County
Children’s Center
1713 Penn Lane
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-655-7725
Clackamas County
Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center
PO Box 904
1340 Wasco Street
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-436-2960
Hood River, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties
Douglas CARES
256 SE Stephens Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-957-5646
Douglas County
Guardian Care Center
431 SE 3rd Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: 541-276-6774
Umatilla & surrounding Counties
Josephine County Child Advocacy Center
304 NW D Street,
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-5438
Josephine County
Juliette’s House
1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-435-1550
Yamhill, Polk & Tillamook Counties
KIDS Center
1375 NW Kingston Ave
Bend OR 97701
Phone: 541-383-5958
Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties, Warm Springs
2675 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-3938

Lane County
Kid’s Hope Center/CAIC Serving Coos County
1925 Thompson Rd.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541-266-8806
Coos County
Klamath-Lake CARES
2421 Washburn Way, Suite H
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Phone: 541-274-6289
Klamath & Lake Counties
Liberty House
2685 4th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-540-0288
Marion & Polk Counties
Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center
122 NE 47th St
P.O. Box 707
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-574-0841
Lincoln County
Mt Emily Safe Center
2107 3rd Street
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-963-0602
Union and surrounding counties
STAR Center (at Treasure Valley Pediatric Clinic, P.C.)
1219 SW 4th Ave, #1
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: 541-881-0153
Malheur County
The Lighthouse for Kids
Clatsop County Child Abuse Assessment Center;
DBA - The Lighthouse for Kids
1230 Marine Dr., Suite 301
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-4977
Clatsop County

National Resources

two_wolves_400x300National Children’s Alliance

National Children’s Alliance (formerly the National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers) is a nationwide not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse. NCA accredited members are Children’s Advocacy Centers.


Childhelp® is one of the largest and oldest national non-profits dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organization provides help and hope to millions of children and adults whose lives have been traumatized by child abuse.

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.422.4453

Child Welfare League of America

The Child Welfare League is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America’s children and strengthen American families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides statistics, information of State laws, publications, resources and technical assistance to professionals serving in the field of abuse and neglect.

Crimes against Children

FBI’s child pornography information site, with links to related resources.

National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)

Children’s hospitals help all children grow up healthy by pioneering new vaccines and treatments for common conditions such as asthma, and by training the majority of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Children’s hospitals also advocate protections and services for children and families, including public health education, injury prevention and access to appropriate health care.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

NCMEC serves as a focal point in providing assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.

Live Hotline: 1.800.THE.LOST 

National Center for Victims of Crime

NCVC provides direct services and resources, advocates laws and public policies that create resources and protection for victims, delivers training and technical assistance to victim service providers and allied professionals, and fosters cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways individuals can help victims regain control of their lives.

Prevent Child Abuse America

This web site provides parents, professionals, and concerned adults with knowledge and skills they need to help prevent child abuse in their homes and communities.