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.
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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.”
“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