Klamath-Lake CARES

Klamath-Lake CARES is where prevention, intervention, and healing can begin for children and their families.

Our Mission


Dedicated to providing safe, comprehensive, objective medical assessments, and to raising awareness about child abuse through coordinated, collaborative educational programs.



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 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.


-the Children’s Bureau


Our local child abuse prevention programs are organized by the Child Abuse Prevention Coalition. This committee includes professionals from the Department of Human Services, CARES, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, Klamath Advocacy Center, and Klamath & Lake Community Action Services.

KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter


The Oregon Network of Child Abuse Centers and Airstream Adventures NW are teaming up to help fight child abuse in Oregon. Watch this interview to learn more about this partnership, the services Child Advocacy Centers provide to the communities they serve, and ways you can help them reach their goal of making Oregon the safest state for kids by 2030.