Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Care House Inc

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

aka Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center

Summerdale, AL


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


Executive Director

Niki Whitaker

Main Address

PO Box 884

Summerdale, AL 36580 USA


child safety from abuse, trauma therapy, prevention education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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 Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

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

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Forensic Interviews


Medical Exams

Stewards of Children

Prevention Education

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of children served

Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

415 local children received direct intervention services, such as forensic interviews, medical exams, or counseling services at our agency in 2019.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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 consistently document all service delivery information, statistics, and also utilize outcome measurement surveys. We follow national best practices as designated by the National Children's Alliance and are a charter member of NCA and numerous professional organizations. We regularly conduct peer review meetings, multidisciplinary team meetings, intervention case meetings, and keep up to date with all relevant research. We also utilize family service reviews and follow up processes.

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.

External Reviews


National Children's Alliance - Accreditation

Affiliations & Memberships

United Way Member Agency


Care House Inc

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
We have a diversity manager in place
We have a diversity plan
We use other methods to support diversity