Care House Inc

Providing Safety, Healing, and Justice for Abused Children since 1989

aka Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center   |   Summerdale, AL   |  www.baldwincountycac.org

Mission

Provide resources and services to child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse, their supportive family members, and the community through a Multidisciplinary Team approach while empowering all toward child abuse prevention.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Niki Whitaker

Main address

PO Box 884

Summerdale, AL 36580 USA

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EIN

63-0938025

NTEE code info

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide vital and life-changing services for child victims of sexual abuse and physical abuse and their non-offending, supportive caregivers. We also offer numerous abuse prevention programs and related services for our local community. Child abuse is a widespread societal problem, and current research indicates that a minimum of 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. We are the only Child Advocacy Center in Baldwin County offering unique and specialized services for child victims, and we serve children from all areas of the county.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Forensic Interviews

Developmentally sensitive, legally sound way of gathering facts. The Forensic Interviewers interview children in cases of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and witness to a violent crime.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Counseling services are provided to child victims of abuse and their supportive family members at no charge. This service is provided by licensed Therapists specifically trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Medical Exams can be provided to child abuse victims on site by a specially trained Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The exam is a head to toe exam in which any medical trauma may be treated and documented.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A "Darkness to Light" program is offered to raise awareness and educate adults about how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Population(s) Served
Adults

"Someone to talk to" puppet shows are presented to children in grades K-2. Topics covered include safe/unsafe touches and personal protection skills.

Internet safety lessons are provided to schools, civic groups, churches, and community organizations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

National Children's Alliance - Accreditation

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

383 local children received direct intervention services, such as forensic interviews, medical exams, or counseling services at our agency in 2020, even in the midst of the pandemic.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center, CARE House, is to provide resources and services to child victims of sexual abuse and / or severe physical abuse, and their supportive caregivers through a multidisciplinary TEAM approach while empowering all toward child abuse prevention.

We provide the following services for child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers:

Forensic Interviews
Counseling Programs
Medical Exams
Family Advocate Services
Court Advocate Services
Multidisciplinary Team Case Management

We also provide the following additional services for community members:

Rollercoasters Education Groups
TransParenting Courses
Solutions Program
Community Education
Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Classes

We employ 10 staff members, including the following, and we also work with our local multidisciplinary team, to meet all of our goals. We work closely with numerous community agencies and state agencies as needed.

Executive Director
Forensic Interviewer
Clinical Director
Therapist
Family Advocate
Prevention Educator
Development Director
Grants Management Officer
Administrative Assistant

We have been serving Baldwin County children and families for over 30 years, and we continue to add and enhance our programs in accordance with national best practices. We have accomplished many major organizational goals over the years and encourage you to contact us for more detailed information about our significant accomplishments.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Care House Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brandi King

Chick and Sea


Board co-chair

Lee Mitchell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data