About Douglas C.A.R.E.S.
We provide a child-friendly environment for assessment, advocacy, and crisis counseling concerning child abuse and prevention.
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 ensure that no child who has been or is at risk of being victimized, will be denied professional trauma-informed intervention services.
In-Office Appointments Return to C.A.R.E.S.
After more than three months of waiting, the professional staff at Douglas C.A.R.E.S. will resume seeing clients in the Umpqua Street office again starting July 2nd.
Since mid-March, critical services provided by C.A.R.E.S. were carried out through virtual platforms and phone calls where possible.
Once clients begin returning to the office for in-person sessions and appointments July 2nd, visitors will have their temperature checked at the door and offered a mask if they don’t already have one. Visitors and staff will be asked to use hand sanitizer and everyone will be asked whether they have a cough or if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 that they are aware of. The furniture, surfaces, and equipment in all rooms will be sanitized after each client visit as required by CDC and state guidelines. Additionally, Douglas C.A.R.E.S. is investing in air filtration systems that remove bacteria and viruses from the air.
C.A.R.E.S. can always benefit from donations such as stuffed animals, quilts, pillows and pillow cases, and monetary donations.
There is one more thing people can do to help children in Douglas County: report abuse cases. Nores says, “Children restrained by the pandemic and the regulations around the pandemic, are prevented from expressing themselves to professionals who understand what types of issues have been going on at home that should be reported. Reporting incidents of abuse is needed. Kids need a friendly face that they can discuss issues that have been going on with them that are detrimental to their health, safety, and well-being.”
DOUGLAS C.A.R.E.S. CARES
We focus on the comfort and care of the children we serve.
Douglas C.A.R.E.S. is here to help parents know what to expect after discovering their child has been abused. Our trauma-informed professionals understand childhood trauma and incorporate that knowledge into the care we provide to our clients. Douglas C.A.R.E.S. is client-centered and family friendly.