We believe every child is entitled to a safe, nurturing environment in which to grow and develop free of undue risk, mistreatment or lack of care.

Our mission is to ensure that no child who has been, or is at risk of being, victimized will be denied adequate and professional intervention services. Learn more about what we do.


C.A.R.E.S. stands for Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in Douglas County in 1994. We offer a caring, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse interventions, coordinating services to support the child and family from the time of disclosure to the court process, as needed. We serve children from birth to 17 years of age who may be, or are currently at risk of being, victims of physical or sexual abuse.

When you walk into our office you will find a professional, caring staff of experts who place the comfort and safety of children above all.

To save time, we have posted our documents for you to print and complete before your visit. If you have questions, just call or email us!

The staff at Douglas CARES brings more than 100 years of combined experience in forensic interviewing and therapeutic skills.

Executive Director Mike Nores says, “Our current staff is made up of some of the most caring and professional people I have ever worked with. They work in a team setting which is very important in our mission and our goals for the agency and the families of Douglas County.”

Wish List

  • Individually packed children’s snacks
  • Gift Cards to Costco, Target, Fred Meyer, JoAnn’s
  • Gas Cards for $5-$10
  • Office needs
  • Staples gift cards, toilet paper, disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes.

  • Office supplies
  • First-class postage stamps, dry erase boards and pens

  • Games
  • Uno, Monopoly, Sorry, Yahtzee

  • Toys
  • Appropriate children’s books and videos
  • Diapers

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Preparing Family Packets
  • Building Maintenance
  • Data Entry
  • Family Follow-Up
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Grant Writing
  • Prepare Files
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Sanitizing Toys
  • Event Help
  • Mass Mailings
  • Community Education/Presentations
  • Thank you letters/Announcements
  • Front Desk/Filing/Answering Phones
  • Holiday Decorating
“It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman