News & Events

Upcoming Events

CARES Northwest is hosting a Pinwheels for Prevention “planting” in the Legacy Emanuel Children’s Garden at 11:00am on April 8.  Students from Boise Eliot Elementary School, their teachers and parents will join us in planting 240 vibrant blue and silver pinwheels symbolizing the joy and freedom every child deserves.  Dr. Dan Leonhardt, Medical Director of CARES Northwest, will speak about the positive impacts of child abuse prevention and Odelsa Taylor of OAASIS (Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service) will speak about how everyone can help protect children. Please join us for this beautiful celebration! No registration necessary.

In the News

The Oregonian interviewed CARES Northwest Medical Director Dan Leonhardt about the surprisingly inadequate protection of children from different forms of abuse under Oregon law. Click here to view news story

FOX 12 Oregon interviewed CARES Northwest counselor Sally Blackwood about a spike in local child abuse cases, and the need to take a close look at who watches your kids this summer, no matter if it’s at daycare, or camp. Click here to view news story

Portland Society Pages recently released a fantastic article about the 2014 “Giving Hope” Dinner Gala, benefiting CARES Northwest. Over $60,000 was raised that evening, with the help of many generous donors. Click here to view article

Working in partnership with the National Children’s Alliance (, we’re proud to unveil our new public service announcement, “Stand Up, Step Forward” coming to local television stations soon! Click here to view “Stand Up, Step Forward”

FOX 12 spoke with a panel of child sex abuse experts from CARES Northwest as part of FOX 12’s investigative series on child sex abuse. Kevin Dowling; Kim Jacobowitz and Linda Lorenz, M.D. spoke about the number of children CARES treats, what parents should watch out for and how child sex abuse can be prevented. Click here to view news story