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 abuse.
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:
- Summer of Fun and Safety
- Book List – Sexual Abuse Prevention
- Family Safety Tips
- Helping Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
- Sexual Development In Children
- What to do if Your Child’s Been Sexually Abused
- When Children’s Sexual Behavior Problems Cause Concern
- Spanish Books and Media Resources
- Spanish Family Safety Tips
- Spanish Sexual Development In Children
- Spanish What to do If Your Child’s Been Sexually Abused
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.
Provides assistance to victims of violent crime through crime victims’ compensation, grants and technical support in an impartial, consistent and compassionate manner.
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.
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 Center||Counties Served|
|ABC House |
1054 29Th Ave
Albany, OR 97321
|Linn & Benton Counties|
1621 Columbia Blvd
St Helens, OR 97051
2800 N Vancouver Ave, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97227
|Multnomah & Washington Counties|
|Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County|
816 W. 10th St.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-734-KIDS (5437)
1713 Penn Lane
Oregon City, OR 97045
|Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center|
PO Box 904
1340 Wasco Street
Hood River, OR 97031
|Hood River, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties|
256 SE Stephens Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
|Guardian Care Center|
431 SE 3rd Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
|Umatilla & surrounding Counties|
|Josephine County Child Advocacy Center|
304 NW D Street,
Grants Pass, OR 97526
1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue
McMinnville, OR 97128
|Yamhill, Polk & Tillamook Counties|
1375 NW Kingston Ave
Bend OR 97701
|Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties, Warm Springs|
2675 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
|Kid’s Hope Center/CAIC Serving Coos County|
1925 Thompson Rd.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
2421 Washburn Way, Suite H
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
|Klamath & Lake Counties|
2685 4th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
|Marion & Polk Counties|
|Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center|
122 NE 47th St
P.O. Box 707
Newport, OR 97365
|Mt Emily Safe Center|
2107 3rd Street
La Grande, OR 97850
|Union and surrounding counties|
|STAR Center (at Treasure Valley Pediatric Clinic, P.C.)|
1219 SW 4th Ave, #1
Ontario, OR 97914
|The Lighthouse for Kids|
Clatsop County Child Abuse Assessment Center;
DBA - The Lighthouse for Kids
1230 Marine Dr., Suite 301
Astoria, OR 97103
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 USA® 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
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.
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.
FBI’s child pornography information site, with links to related resources.
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.
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
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.
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.