Kids Advocacy Resource Effort (KARE, Inc.) is dedicated to preventing child abuse and advocating for children who have been physically or sexually abused. KARE is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in good standing with the National Children’s Alliance and is a Prevent Child Abuse affiliate.
KARE is a unique agency. Our primary job is to advocate for victims, but we also believe that proper education will lead to abuse prevention. Annually, KARE serves approximately 200 children through the Victim Advocacy program. We also serve approximately 60 families through the Parents As Teachers program, and 30 families through the Positive Parenting program. Additionally, with the help of our dedicated and wonderful volunteers, we reach every elementary school student in Haywood County through our School Safety Program by teaching students about personal safety.
Founded in 1991, KARE was formed in response to Haywood County being ranked highest in the state of North Carolina for the incidence of child maltreatment. KARE originally developed from a volunteer organization of collaborating professionals and community stakeholders seeking to enact a systematic approach to working with and for child victims of abuse.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: The KARE House welcomes monetary donations anytime. These can be made in-person or by mail.
We can also use donations of new books and small toys.
Here are some items that can help us out! New or gently used children's books in English and/or Spanish
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**Volunteers for the Personal Safety Program** Please email Julie at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering to help with the School Safety Program.
or CALL 828-456-8995