Sky Lakes Medical Center's Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) provides a medical safe haven for those affected by child abuse in the four-county area Sky Lakes serves.
Located at 2421 Washburn Way, Suite H, the CARES staff provides a compassionate environment for analyzing possible cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. Call 541.274.6289 for more information.
Nationally accredited by the National Children's Alliance, CARES also offers treatment recommendations and referral services to victims of abuse. Where applicable, human services and law enforcement agencies may request the objective documentation of the medical examination and interview.
Our goal is to offer expert medical diagnosis with speed and accuracy for children and their caregivers.
CARES is among the leadership of the Stop the Hurt Coalition, a community collaboration to prevent child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education.
CARES professionals insist on a thorough evaluation the first time, strictly following national standards of care. Evaluations and interviews are usually video recorded so that children and their caregivers only have to go through the process once.
CARES receives a significant portion of its budget from Sky Lakes Medical Center. Donations comprise a major part of the remainder.
This video helps explain the role CARES plays in helping victims of abuse.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.
Our local child abuse prevention programs are organized by the Child Abuse Prevention Month Planning Committee. This committee includes professionals from the Department of Human Services, CARES, and Klamath & Lake Community Action Services.
You can learn more at Speak Up For Klamath Kids' Facebook Page